INTRODUCTION
Disasters, natural or human-generated, foreseen or without warning, with intensive or extensive risks, affect people and result to varying health effects and consequences. Survival rates of victims depend on an array of factors especially the surge capacity of hospitals and health care facilities to manage the expanded demand of mass casualties for services and resources, as they manage the emergency incident. Cognizant of the need of hospitals to be prepared to ensure continuous operations during and even after a disaster strikes, and in times their services are needed most.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This Course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of administrative and medical personnel to prepare health care facilities to respond effectively, to ensure continuous operations during or even after disasters, and to recover for better from the impacts of disasters.
The course will enhance the knowledge and skills of participants to equip themselves on emergency planning.
TEACHING METHOD
The course is delivered using adult learning techniques with emphasis on interactive lecture discussions, group exercises, workshops, plenary sessions, group brain-storming, sharing of experiences and lessons learned, scenario-based group exercises and simulation exercise or drill.
SYLLABUS
• Changing Hazards and Disaster Risk Management
• Establishing a “Hospital Safe from Disaster”
• Hospital Surge Capacity Development
• Hospital Workforce Capacity Development
• Managing Mass Casualty Incidents
• Managing the risks of Mass Casualty Incidents
• Managing Pandemics in a hospital setting
• Hospital Emergency Management Systems
• Risk Communication and Handling affected families
• Hospital Security in Crisis
• Hospital Recovery and Building Resilient Hospital
• Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning
• Simulation Drill
TARGET PARTICIPANTS
The course is intended for health care facility staff, managers and administrators, who are responsible for hospital emergency planning, or any emergencies involving mass casualties that require the major resources of a hospital.
FACILITATORS
Resource persons are experienced medical doctors, hospital administrators, professors and other allied medical professionals actively involved in the field of emergency management. Their line of specialization ranges from Trauma Care of Disaster Victims, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Emergency Medicine, Hospital Management and Structural Safety.