July 16th Coalition Meeting

This month we will be hosting Frank D. Goodwin, Director at Mid-State Safety! Frank will be providing information on respiratory protection programs! His presentation is jam-packed with information and everything mentioned is listed below as a resource tool for you and your team. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ RPP Program Presentation Materials Meet Frank Presentation Slides COVID-19 OSHA Checklist ... Read more...

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Drill: POSTPONED

RICHMOND — Due to the State of Emergency declared for the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the National weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management have postponed the 2020 Virginia Statewide Tornado Drill that was previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 at 9:45 a.m. The National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management will work ... Read more...

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15 Minutes til 50 Patients

On Thursday, February 20th at 2:00pm NSPA Members had the pleasure of speaking with, Christoper Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP; Business Continutiy Manager at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Riccardi introduced the concept of "15 'til 50;" how hospital staff can recieve 50 or more patients within 15 minutes of notification of a mass casulaty incident (MCI). ... Read more...

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The following resources are available for your situational awareness. Please check back for updates, information is regularly updated. State Resources: VDH Website (Virginia specific data) http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/ Letter from the State Health Commissioner - UPDATED 02/27 VHHA Information for Healthcare Hospital & Healthcare Webinar Slides Regional & District Epidemiologists Contact Information  National Resources: GIS Global Cases ... Read more...

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Pediatric Disaster Response Training Course

This year the Near Southwest Preparedness Alliance (NSPA) is focusing on better preparing the Region for pediatric disasters. Along with a NEW Pediatric Annex to the Mass Casualty Surge plan, the Coalition will be offering Pediatric Disaster Response & Emergency Preparedness Course (MGT-439)! Registration Now Open, CLICK HERE! A 2010 report by the National Commission ... Read more...

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Happy New Year! It's a fresh start, a new beginning, and we wanted to share some NSPA partner achievements with you! Nancy Harms, Director of Quality Improvement at the Virginia Veterans Care Center (VVCC) was recently nominated as a Point Click Care Champion. Point Click Care (PCC) is the Electronic Medical Record system VVCC uses ... Read more...

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