Welcome to the EVHC Pediatric Surge Tabletop Exercise!
Pediatric Surge Table Top Exercise illuminated a number of preparedness and planning gaps in Emergency Operations Plans across the region. The communities have good working partnerships with the Coalition and EMS partners. A process review needs to integrate schools into our family reunification process, add additional staff to the Family Care Center Annex to assist with the process. There are also opportunities to invite community first responders into our emergency planning process, hold a workgroup meeting with Emergency Management and School officials to determine the best course of action for family reunification and identification of students. Overall, this exercise was designed to test the plans of healthcare providers and emergency managers to consider the event details and management that may not have been considered in the past.
1. Foundation for health care and medical readiness (Capability 1)
- Develop and test response planning that addresses family reunification.
- Training and prepare the healthcare and medical workforce.
- Educate and train on identified preparedness and response gaps.
2. Health Care and Medical Response Coordination (Capability 2)
- Identify and coordinate resource needs during an emergency.
- Communicate with health care providers, non-clinical staff, patients, and visitors during an emergency.
- Develop a plan that contains essential elements of information to include patient distribution and tracking procedures.
3. Continuity of Health Care Service Delivery (Capability 3)
- Access to equipment and supplies are necessary to properly treat children.
4. Medical Surge (Capability 4)
- Test the capability of the facility to manage, distribute, and track pediatric patients.
The Situation Manual, the exercise PowerPoint presentation, and the After Action Report and Improvement Plan may be downloaded using the links below.
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