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EZ Techniques for Incorporating Disaster Preparedness into New Hire Materials for FQHCs (30 Minute PPT) Amelia Muccio Director of Disaster Planning NEW JERSEY PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATION
Learning Objectives Overview of NJPCA Discuss barriers to EP buy in and preparedness Discuss techniques for incorporating EP into CHC new hire orientations Review successful models Identify next steps for facility leadership.
Community Health Centers: “Your Community, Your Health, Our Commitment.” Number of Health Centers=20 Number of sites=100 Number of staff=1,600 Number of persons served=425,000 Over 1.3 million visits
NJPCA’s Programs Disaster Advisory Committee (1 rep every FQHC) Family disaster planning/preparedness IS 100, IS 200, IS 700 and IS 800 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) lecture Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Pandemic Flu Plans Fit-Testing for N-95 respirators 14 elements of NIMS compliancy HRSA PIN Business continuity plan COOP
Training Efforts ( )
Rationale for Disaster Program: Health Center Investment (Sell It) We are only as prepared as the lowest common denominator Disaster planning assists with: –Ability to rotate staff –Organizational agility –Plans, drills, and evaluations –Training and education –Staff protection and support –Communications and reporting –Supplies and equipment –Obligation to community Educating staff is an investment!
Challenges Faced Overwhelming task Lack of clear guidance Time consuming Resource constraint No EP on staff Uneven knowledge Uninterested in subject Lacked buy-in Disproportionate vulnerability and needs High turnover rate in Centers Lost revenue (not seeing patients)
The Human Condition: “It Cannot Happen to Me!”
The Science of Disaster Preparedness & Survival Panic, fear and denial are inevitable in a disaster situation Brain will perform best in a stressful situation if you have already put it through a few rehearsals –I.E. fire drills –Brain works in pattern recognition (respond quicker)
Overcoming Challenges Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis Data Flexibility Catered to specific needs On-Site training Buy-In (Lunch & Learn) Tailor-Fit programs Reinforce compliance Provide continuing education credits Ownership of program (train the trainer)
How to Incorporate EP? Why New Hires? –First impressions matter –Sets the tone and capabilities for expectations –Investment in employee –Influence how they work EZ Approach—New hire orientation –Multiple formats PPT (live or moderated) DvD/video SME presentation local EP org or official PCA presentation
Focus on What You Can Control Focus on mitigation and preparedness CHC’s are planning for events (pandemic, hurricane, power outage, outbreak, terrorism) that require high levels of pre- disaster preparedness (prevention, and mitigation activities) Disaster is reasonably expected and preparedness initiatives have been undertaken Examples of low levels of pre- disaster preparedness, economic depression and long- term civil war
Review Documents with Staff
Review Plans—Demystify HVA (Hazard Vulnerability Analysis) EOP (Emergency Operating Plan) EMP (Emergency Management Program) CEM (Comprehensive Emergency Plan) SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) IAP (Incident Action Plan) Business Continuity (Continuity of Operations) Corrective Action (Lessons Learned/Hindsight
Share Resources with Staff Family Preparedness Plan –Children –Elderly/Disabled –Pets –Emergency Communication Plan –Evacuation & Sheltering How to Construct a Go- Bag (supplies) FEMA American Red Cross Ready.Gov 72hours.org ASPCA HSUS AARP
Establish Personal Preparedness Plans
First Aid Kits.
Crank NOAA Weather Radios.
Inside Go Bags.
Rations, Stove and Tent.
Cat and Dog Go Kit.
Purchase Materials NOAA Weather Radio $20 Go Bag $40 Pet Go Bag $40 First Aid Kit $10 N-95s $10 Pan Flu Kit $15 Total: $135 Nominal Investment—will pay dividends!
Walk the Walk—PCA Preparedness PCA staff member has: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700 and IS 800 training Crisis Communication training Disaster Awareness training Go Bag NOAA Weather Radio First Aid Kit Pet Kit **All trainings were lunch and learns
It’s a Process (Trial and Error)
Questions? Amelia Muccio (609) ext. 26 “If you jump out the window at the 42nd floor and you're still doing fine as you pass the 27th floor, that does not mean you don't have a serious problem.” - Charles Munger