Hospital preparedness & training for a hospital response to a Public Health emergency.

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Provided the original funds to prepare & respond to biological (i.e. smallpox/anthrax) & chemical attacks. Assisted the department with preparedness planning for a public health emergency. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Provided the original funds to prepare & respond to biological (i.e. smallpox/anthrax) & chemical attacks.Assisted the department with preparedness planning for a public health emergency.

  • Resulted in the development of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) that within 24 hours may be deployed delivering 50 tons of medical supplies & medications to a Local Health Department (LHD) for treatment of the affected population.

  • Increases the capacity of the county to respond to a public health emergency by locating Points of Dispensing (POD) sites that may be utilized in a public health emergency. - PODs may be used as mass clinics to dispense vaccines, provide mass prophylaxis, or for treatment.

  • The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funded by a Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant.Hospital preparedness & training for a hospital response to a Public Health emergency.The purchase of response equipment: Decontamination equipment, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs), protective suits, surge tents, & other equipment needed by hospitals to respond to an emergency.This program requires:

  • Training: Hospital Emergency Incident Command System (HEICS), Weapons of Mass Destruction, Decontamination, etc.Participation in Table Top Exercises (TTXs) & Functional Exercises with Public Health.This program requires:

  • A County Pandemic Influenza Response PlanPandemic Influenza training to create awareness of Pandemic Influenza Continuity Planning to respond to a Pandemic Influenza incidentRequires:

  • pandemicflu.govcdc.govsbcounty.gov/pubhlthsbcounty.gov/pubhlth/prepandresponseFor more information, please call the Preparedness and Response Program at: (909) 387-6280 or (800) 782-4264THANK YOU!