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1 April 2011 Alabama Department of Public Health

2 Take Home Points  What is the ADPH Healthcare Sector Committee (HCS)?  What are the objectives of the HCS?  What projects have been developed as a result of the HCS?

3 What is the ADPH Healthcare Sector? Healthcare Sector Healthcare Sector This committee is one of the guiding forces that will address the tough questions and other healthcare related issues that face Alabama during an emergency response.

4 What is the ADPH Healthcare Sector? Healthcare Sector  Includes: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, EMS, Home Health, Community Health Centers, EMA, etc.  Representatives from all eleven public health areas  Developed Healthcare Sector Goals and Objectives  Two Subcommittees  Planning takes time

5 What are the objectives of the HCS? Healthcare Sector Subcommittees Training and Exercise Planning – Objective: Focus on how to educate the sector including healthcare staff and coordinate exercises between agencies.

6 What are the objectives of the HCS? Healthcare Sector Subcommittees Healthcare Coordination/Operational Planning and Pharmacy Issues –Objectives:  Focus on hospital staffing (i.e. physicians, pharmacists, respiratory therapist, nurses, etc.), bed capacity, alternative care sites, etc. while collaborating with various agencies to encourage cooperation and mutual aid agreements.  Focus on the issues regarding prescription medications during disaster conditions.  Develop standards and operational protocols and/or plans that can be implemented during pandemic conditions in cooperation with all aspects of healthcare including the business aspects of healthcare and continuity of operations planning.

7 What are the objectives of the HCS? Healthcare Sector Subcommittees Faith Based/Community Sector formally Medical Volunteers – Objective: Address issues regarding the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), American Red Cross (ARC), ADPH, and Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) medical volunteers, Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), and other potential agency and facility volunteers.

8 What are the objectives of the HCS? Healthcare Sector Subcommittees Review Board – Objective: All the physicians in the committee participate on the Review Board. This board will evaluate all policies and procedures developed in the Healthcare Sector Committee prior to submission to Dr. Miller, Assistant State Health Officer and Dr. Williamson, State Health Officer.

9 Healthcare Sector Committee Projects All-Hazards Presentations Click here to view All-Hazards in Healthcare: How is Alabama Working on Surge Capacity and Other Health Issues?here Click here to view All-Hazards: What are they and how can I prepare?here

10  Developed by ADPH  Planning Issues Presented by Healthcare Organizations  Includes ADPH Resources  Contrasts Requirements from TJC, FEMA, & ASPR  Table of Contents  Links to Resources and Information  Kept Updated on the ADPH Website Healthcare Sector Committee Projects Alabama Healthcare Disaster Planning Guide Alabama Healthcare Disaster Planning Guide

11  Assessment of the County ESF 8/ Medical Emergency Response  Provides Mechanism to Address Best Practices & Gaps in County Medical Response  Table of Contents  Links to Best Practices  Data Monitored Bi-Annually Healthcare Sector Committee Projects County ESF 8 All-Hazards Assessment County ESF 8 All-Hazards Assessment

12  Assessment of the Area ESF 8/ Medical Emergency Response  11 ADPH Areas  Provides Mechanism to Address Best Practices & Gaps in Regional Medical Response  Data Monitored Bi-Annually Healthcare Sector Committee Projects Area ESF 8 All-Hazards Assessment Area ESF 8 All-Hazards Assessment

13 Healthcare Sector Committee Projects Criteria for Mechanical Ventilator Triage Following Proclamation of Mass-Casualty Respiratory Emergency Criteria for Mechanical Ventilator Triage Following Proclamation of Mass-Casualty Respiratory Emergency  The ventilator triage protocol was presented to the Hospital Planning Regions in 2009  Click here to view a presentation explaining the protocol.here

14 Contact Us  For more information about the Healthcare Sector Committee please contact: Sallie Shipman Office – – OR Ann Brantley Office – –


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