PRN can provide your facility ;
- Table Top Drill yearly
- Full Disaster Drill yearly
- Team Training specific to their planned role in an actual disaster, before, during and after your disaster drills.
- Training from local, state and federal sources
- Disaster Plans UpDated (yearly)
Starting at $ 385 a month - In Network special pricing available
PREPARE NOW ... Check out these resources ;
L.E.P.C. Local Emergency Planning Committee
Contact your local LEPC
Hospitals and EMS systems should already have a representative serving on the local committee. These committees are controlled by the county commission or city administration. Your involvement is important to develop the best response for both HAZMAT and disaster response for your area
Oklahoma LEPC Introduction
Show-Me Response <- The Call ... is the official newsletter for the ShowMeResponseRecommended Training ...
the online registration system for volunteer health professionals, the site is operated by the Missouri Department of Health ...
important for Show-Me Response
volunteers to receive emergency preparedness education and training in the Incident Command Structure (ICS), which is the management system used by responders during emergency response events. Show-Me Response recommends the following on-line training and educational resources:1) Start with this training. Having a plan for you and your family will allow you to be ready to respond. READY IN 3
2) Next, take the series of Incident Command trainings which explains the command structure needed to prepare for, mitigate and recover from any event.
3) Courses by the NDLSF prepare the learner to plan and triage...
TRIAGE - Sorting, Picking, to provide the most good for the most people with given resources...
S.A.L.T. Triage - recommended by the NDLSF for a standardized triage system in the United States. This system is the same as START and Jump START combined adding two critical elements.
After the Call for walking wounded, there is a second call to wave, indicating wounds too severe to walk and those not responding assumed dead or immediate life threat.
Field Treatment ;
- Control Severe Bleeding
- Open Airway if pediatric consider giving two breaths
- Decompression of the chest
- administration of auto injector antidote
I have recommended the adoption of this triage method to the Missouri DHSS
*** FREE DOWNLOAD***
Cresson H Kearney studied survival techniques on contract for the federal government. When the book NWSS was completed, officials elected not to distribute the book for fear of heightening cold war tensions with the USSR.
Cresson made his extensive government sponsored research free for download or hardcopy, the only restrictions are to NOT CHANGE or MODIFY any of the content. The information in this book could save countless thousands of lives in the event of a nuclear conflict through simple expedient self preparedness. Knowledge is key and this timeless book represents preparedness beyond our present day dangers, as nuclear weapons have decreased in size and number since the "Mutual Assured Destruction" cold war years.
His book prepares for a worst case scenario of all out nuclear war between the former USSR and the US, but Cresson personally felt that the most likely nuclear conflict would be a limited exchange with radioactive fallout being the threat to most Americans.
This book is personally recommended.
All information in the book is scientific based and field tested by ordinary Americans.
I participated in several aspects of his field research in the late 1970s - early 80s, including limestone mine ventilation (picture right) home fallout / blast shelters, and a Junior Achievement project to manufacture the otherwise home made KFM Kearny Fallout Meter. (pictured at the left)
WATCH - For Storm Spotter Classes in your area each spring...
Are there enough trained storm spotters? In my opinion the answer is NO. Training to recognize dangerous atmospheric events should be a required course of study in every high school. Every citizen should know more about hazards which could threaten the area in which they live. Storms are becoming more intense and our aging infrastructure more fragile. Due in part to the Sequester on funds, NOAH will receive less funds to teach these lifesaving classes.
HAM RADIO -
Lifesavers in Disaster
Why are they important? Watch this 6 minute YouTube video.
HOSPITALS - TEST YOUR RESPONSE - NOW
commentary by Dale Green
Definite reason to activate or al least review your winter disaster response.
This could count as one of your disaster drills. A table top drill can be a review of this same disaster at a later date.
Hospitals may be missing an opportunity to conduct a disaster drill with real benefit to hospital and patients.
The environmentally controlled tent is set up specifically for the huge influx of influenza patients which has added additional stress to the Level One Trauma Center. Separating contagious flu patients from other medical and trauma patients assists with prevention of nosocomial infection rates.
Our emergency staff advocates ;
Summary, routine use of disaster equipment and procedures assures proper use during a larger scale event.
- TEST - at a minimum of weekly
- CHARGE - with back up batteries and plugged into emergency grid
- ACCESS - by your key team leaders
- FREEDOM - to use whenever team leaders determine the need
CELL PHONES -
Have been used in disaster especially utilizing text messaging,
but SHOULD NOT
be your primary communication plan during regional damage to infrastructure. If you are able to text, use the text in a manor that allows both parties to KNOW
that the text has been received... Use of "closed loop communication" is the best way to assure texts are received.