At Atlanta, GA
2017 NACCHO Preparedness Summit Presentations
Hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
April 25, 2017
How Hot You Really Are: Using Public Health Resources during a Radiological Event
10:30 – 12:00 PM
Tennessee must annually demonstrate its ability to protect the public from a release of radiation from its two nuclear power plants. This session will discuss the role of the department of health in planning and exercising monitoring, decontaminating, and providing shelter aid to the public during such an event.
Getting Frisky for the First Time: Lessons Learned from the City of Hope National Medical Center Radiological Full-Scale Exercise
1:30 – 3:00 PM
In August 2016, the City of Hope National Medical Center (COH) executed a three-day radiological full-scale exercise to test the facility’s planning and response capabilities in the face of a national radiological incident. COH worked in synchrony with the Radiological Injury Treatment Network (RITN), a network of voluntary hospitals and systems focused on connecting patients and their families affected by major radiological disasters to qualified treatment specialists across the country, and local community partners in developing this groundbreaking exercise. This exercise effort was seen as an opportunity to (1) recruit additional potential RITN centers across California, and (2) educate local jurisdictions about potential surge operations when confronted with a population of out-of-state patients and families who do not fit into typical categories of response or mutual aid.
Participants attending this workshop will hear the lessons learned during the planning of this exercise, as well as lessons learned during the full-scale exercise itself. Participants will consider the implications of caring for an out-of-state population, and gain access to resources offered by the National Disaster Medical System and RITN.
*Population Monitoring after a Radiological Event Using a Community Reception Center Electronic Data Collection Tool
1:30 – 3:00 PM
This workshop will set up a mock Community Reception Center (CRC) and demonstrate how the CRC Epi Info Tool is used during a nuclear or radiological event. Attendees will conduct a walkthrough of all CRC stations and participate in a mock data collection exercise using the CRC Epi Info Tool.
*Pre-registration is required to attend this session.