• 2019 Virginia Public Health & Healthcare Preparedness Academy

    March 19, 2019 - March 21, 2019 @ 
    The Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 5641 Indian River Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, USA

    2019 Academy: Responding to 21st Century Emerging Threats
    Join healthcare professionals from across the Commonwealth to learn about Healthcare Emergency Preparedness!

    March 19th:
    - North Carolina Healthcare Response to Hurricane Florence
    - Water Emergencies: Minimize the impact to communities and healthcare facilities

    March 20th:
    - Complete loss of power: Chippenham Medical Center
    - Healthcare ICS and IMT
    - Disaster Behavioral Health: Best Practices and Call to Action
    - Gun Violence in Healthcare setting
    - Winter Storm Grayson, Evacuation of Long Term Care Facilities
    - Highly Infectious Disease Full Scale Exercise Lessons Learned
    - Hurricane Florence response for people with ESRD
    - CMS Emergency Preparedness Rules: Lessons Learned
    - After the Hospital Surge
    - Hurricane Florence Facility Evacuation Response
    - ASPR TRACIE Resources
    - North Carolina Emergency Medical Service and Sentara's response to Hurricane Florence

    March 21st:
    - Field Epidemiology Seminar

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  • Mental Health First Aid for Fire/EMS

    April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Henry County Public Safety, 1024 Dupont Rd, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA

    The training course is presented in an interactive, engaging manner to help those
    who are in the profession of helping others. This is a one-day, eight-hour course
    that is tailored to individuals that first responders come in contact with in the
    course of their duties in the community, but is equally useful as a peer support
    tool for one’s colleagues and family members.

    What it covers:
    • A discussion of first responder culture, stigma and their relevance to the topic of mental health
    • Outreach tactics to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
    • A discussion of the specific risk factors faced by many first responders and their families
    • A review of common mental health resources for first responders, their families and those who support them

    8 Hours of BLS & ALS Continuing Education

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  • Advanced Disaster Life Support

    April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
    Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Southeast, 101 Elm Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA

    Join the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance
    for ADLS.

    ADLS® is targeted to multiple disciplines including:
    emergency medical service (EMS) personnel,
    hazardous materials personnel, public safety and public health personnel, and health care providers.
    By teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously, a commonality of approach and language will develop, improving the care and coordination of response to WMD, MCI/disasters and public health emergencies.
    enrollment key : NSPA419

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