Region 3 Healthcare Preparedness
Region 3 Meetings
Region 3 Healthcare Preparedness Coalition meetings and Hospital Preparedness meetings are held at Thurston County Public Health, 412 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506. Meeting dates are listed on the Meeting Calendar
- Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Charter.
- Hospital Preparedness Committee Charter.
- Exercise Planning Committee Charter.
- Visit the King County Healthcare Coalition website for valuable coalition information.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (PHEPR) and WSHA
- The PHEPR website has many great resources on preparedness.
- Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA)
2013-14 ASPR Funding
ASPR Grant Equipment and Training Resources
- Equipment Acceptance Agreement Template.
- Training and equipment Reimbursement Forms. Form for disposition of equipment is on page 4 of this document.
- Equipment and Training Puchase Guidelines.
- Equipment and Training Appendices A - D.
- The hospital Pharmaceutical Cache Guide provides information on the most recent pharmaceutical inventory, and maintaining your pharmaceutical cache.
- For additional information, contact Peggi Shapiro, WSHA, at email@example.com. or visit the WSHA website.
- The FCC has mandated all licensees using wideband 25 kHz channel bandwidths to convert to 12.5 kHz channel bandwidths by 1-1-13.
Guide to Modifying Your FCC License for Narrowband.
- Introduction to the WHEERS radio Training Video.
- Introduction to the WHEERS radio remote Training Video.
- A bulletin has been issued regarding potential WiFi interference with Globalstar.
- Operating instructions for the portable and fixed Satellite Phone.
- The Call Times Tool provides information on the best time to place Satellite Phone calls.
- Current WATrac information is available on the WATrac Newsletter
Healthcare Preparedness Resources
- Patient transport may be a necessity prior to, during, and following a disaster.
Patient Transport Capabilities tools are available on the DOH website.
- In preparation for the Hospital Preparedness Program and Public Health Emergency Preparedness aligned Cooperative Agreement, ASPR has released the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities. HPP Release Letter.
- The Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management presents a foundation for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community as vital partners in enhancing the resiliency and security of our nation.
- The Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities is available.
- The Northwest Renal Network Emergency Preparedness website provides information and resources on emergency preparedness.
- The Emergency Preparedness Resources and Possible Grant Matrix identifies known resources and grants for agencies.
- The Florida DOH has created Recommended Disaster Core Competencies for Hospital Personnel that is applicable to all states. The document provides a wealth of valuable information on preparedness.
- Vertical evacuation plans could save thousands of people in the event of a tsunami. A series of specially constructed berms, towers and buildings could save an estimated 24,750 residents and visitors in Pacific and Grays Harbor counties.
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has prepared a Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide to assist with hospital evacuation planning.
- Mass Fatality Field Manual.
- The National Preparedness System builds on proven preparedness activities to address risks from threats and hazards by working together in a systematic approach. National Preparedness System.
- NIMS implementation guidance for the National Hospital Preparedness program's FY12 Funding Opportunity Announcements. HPP is reducing the NIMS compliance elements from 14 to 11 as well as providing clarification and implementation guidelines. Learn more about these changes.
- The Trust for American's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has created Remembering 9-11 and Anthrax: Public Health's Vital Role in National Defense. This project looks at the progress made in terms of preparedness since that tragedy 10 years ago and where we need to go from here to ensure the health and safety of our citizens.
Pan Flu Information
- Guidelines for Infection Control for H1N1 Influenzas
For more information on pan flu, contact your local public health department.
Community Preparedness Resources
- Community Emergency Response Team training (CERT) provides training in basic disaster response skills and provides support for neighborhoods and communities who wish to work together towards preparedness.
- Washington Military Dept Emergency Management Division website.
- The Get Ready website is sponsored by the American Public Health Assoc and includes information on preparing for flu season, infectious diseases and natural disasters.