CISA & SVHC Collaborations in March

During March, SVHC and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will bring two offerings to enhance the region's emergency preparedness. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ On Monday, March 11th, at 10:00am we will discuss how to leverage critical communication services during an emergency utilizing GETS/WPS technologies in a brief 1-hour webinar. Microsoft Teams meeting Click here to join ... Read more...

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National Preparedness Month

Last but not least, us at the Southwest Virginia Healthcare Coalition (SVHC).  Our mission is to support the healthcare infrastructure of Southwest Virginia with disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation resources. This region comprises 39 local jurisdictions and 1.3 million residents over approximately 13 thousand square miles. Coalition member facilities include 25 acute care or ... Read more...

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Infection Prevention Education

The Near & Far Southwest Healthcare Coalitions hosted Paige Bordwine, Southwest Regional Epidemiologist, and the Southwest Regional Infection Prevention Team from the Virginia Department of Health for a 1-hour webinar on Candida Auris. Resources listed below. Resources: Webinar Recording Webinar PowerPoint CDC | Candida auris Fungal Disease  VDH | Candida auris Infection

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New “RAD” Workgroup

NSPA will soon begin the process of drafting our Radiological Surge Annex as part of our regional EOP. We are currently seeking individuals to serve on the Radiological Workgroup to help with providing accurate information, input, and insight from our regional partners. If you have a strong knowledge base or strong interest in this specific area ... Read more...

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Course Announcement

Did you know a 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced their effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations? If you work with pediatric patients in any capacity, this course is for you! Join us ... Read more...

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VHASS Office Hours

Starting on Monday, October 24th NSPA will be hosting a virtual VHASS Office Hours to answer any specific questions you may have about the Virginia Healthcare Alerting and Status System (VHASS). VHASS is used by healthcare interests across the State to communicate issues relating to emergency management. It is imperative that each healthcare organization have ... Read more...

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