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1 1 CHARLOTTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Emergency Preparedness Core Competencies for Public Health Workers

2 2 Purpose of Training Provide a basic understanding of the Core Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Public Health Worker Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

3 3 Charlotte County Health Department Mission Charlotte County Health Department Mission To promote, protect, and provide public health and safety throughout Charlotte County To promote, protect, and provide public health and safety throughout Charlotte County Public health employees must be competent to respond to any public health hazard Public health employees must be competent to respond to any public health hazard

4 4 In order to respond to any emergency/disaster, ALL public health workers should be able to: DESCRIBE the role of Public Health IDENTIFY & LOCATE the emergency plan DESCRIBE the Chain of Command DESCRIBE & DEMONSTRATE ones functional role RECOGNIZE deviations from the norm IDENTIFY limits to own authority DESCRIBE communication roles DEMONSTRATE use of communication equipment APPLY creative problem solving skills Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

5 5 Potential Emergencies/Disasters Coastal Flooding

6 6 Potential Emergencies/Disasters Transportation Accidents Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

7 7 Potential Emergencies/Disasters Fire Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

8 8 Potential Emergencies/Disasters Hurricane

9 9 Potential Emergencies/Disasters Outbreak Potential Emergencies/Disasters Outbreak Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

10 10 Common Features of Large Scale Disasters/Emergencies Pose a threat to public health & safety Pose a threat to public health & safety May disrupt social and economic infrastructure May disrupt social and economic infrastructure May require large scale mobilization of local resources to manage consequences May require large scale mobilization of local resources to manage consequences Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

11 11 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #1 DESCRIBE the public health role in emergency response in a range of emergencies that might arise. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

12 12 Emergency Support Functions ESF 1 - Transportation ESF 1 - Transportation ESF 2 - Communications ESF 2 - Communications ESF 3 - Public Works ESF 3 - Public Works ESF 4 - Fire Services ESF 4 - Fire Services ESF 5 - Information & Planning ESF 5 - Information & Planning ESF 6 - Mass Care ESF 6 - Mass Care ESF 7 - Resources Support ESF 7 - Resources Support ESF 8 - Health & Medical ESF 8 - Health & Medical ESF 9 - Search & Rescue ESF 9 - Search & Rescue ESF 10 - Hazardous Materials ESF 10 - Hazardous Materials ESF 11 - Food & Water ESF 11 - Food & Water ESF 12 - Utility Services ESF 12 - Utility Services ESF 13 - Military Support ESF 13 - Military Support ESF 14 - Public Information ESF 14 - Public Information ESF 15 - Volunteers/Donations ESF 15 - Volunteers/Donations ESF 16 - Law Enforcement ESF 16 - Law Enforcement ESF 17 - Animal Control ESF 17 - Animal Control ESF 18 – Business & Industry ESF 18 – Business & Industry

13 13 ESF 8 Health and Medical at the EOC

14 14 ESF-8: Health and Medical Coordinates the states health and medical resources, capabilities, and capacities. Coordinates the states health and medical resources, capabilities, and capacities. Provides the means for a public health response, triage, treatment, and transportation. Provides the means for a public health response, triage, treatment, and transportation. Assists with evacuation. Assists with evacuation.

15 15 ESF-8: Health and Medical Supports hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Supports hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. Provides emergency behavioral health crisis counseling. Provides emergency behavioral health crisis counseling. Provides special needs sheltering and care Provides special needs sheltering and care Re-establishes all healthcare systems. Re-establishes all healthcare systems.

16 16 Examples of ESF-8 Missions (In support of the Healthcare System) Ambulance or Air Asset Deployments Ambulance or Air Asset Deployments Health & Medical Assessment Team Deployment Health & Medical Assessment Team Deployment Biological, Chemical, Radiological Incident Management Biological, Chemical, Radiological Incident Management Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Healthcare Workforce Staff Deployment Healthcare Workforce Staff Deployment

17 17 Examples of ESF-8 Missions (In support of the Healthcare System) Disease Surveillance & Investigations Disease Surveillance & Investigations Laboratories (State) Laboratories (State) Testing Testing Hazardous Materials Hazardous Materials Incident Assessments Incident Assessments Medical Supply Deployment Medical Supply Deployment Feeding Station and Shelter Inspection Feeding Station and Shelter Inspection

18 18 Examples of ESF-8 Missions (In support of the Healthcare System) Portable Toilet Placement Portable Toilet Placement Special Needs Shelter (SpNS) Set-Up and Management Special Needs Shelter (SpNS) Set-Up and Management Zoonotic Diseases Zoonotic Diseases Environment Assessments Environment Assessments Support for Healthcare Facilities Support for Healthcare Facilities Other Missions Assigned by SERT Chief Other Missions Assigned by SERT Chief

19 19 Which Public Health Employees are Needed During Emergency or Disaster Response? Some emergencies and disasters could require the mobilization of MOST or ALL public health employees. Therefore, ALL public health workers need to learn what their roles may be in these situations. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

20 20 Example of a Common Multi-level Scheme for Disaster Communication and Coordination PRESIDENT FEMA GOVERNORS OFFICE Police Florida OEM Florida DOH HHS CDC Charlotte County Officials Charlotte County Emergency Management Charlotte County DOH FireOther State Federal City

21 21 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #2 Do you know where the Emergency Disaster Plan is for CCHD? – –The Charlotte County Health Departments All Hazard Plan is located on the K Drive. – –A printed copy of the All Hazards plan is located in the Office of Public Health Preparedness

22 22 Our Plans How many plans does Charlotte CHD have? How many plans does Charlotte CHD have? –15 Can you name some? Can you name some?

23 23 Our Plans Special Needs Shelter Special Needs Shelter Surge and Volunteer Surge and Volunteer Activation & Notification Activation & Notification ESF 8 ESF 8 Risk Communications Risk Communications Epidemiology Epidemiology Lab Lab Quarantine and Isolation Quarantine and Isolation Pandemic Flu Pandemic Flu Mass Prophylaxis and Immunization Mass Prophylaxis and Immunization Alternative Treatment Site Alternative Treatment Site Mass Fatality Management Mass Fatality Management Environmental Health Environmental Health Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Strategic National Stockpile Strategic National Stockpile

24 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #3 DESCRIBE the CCHD chain of command in emergency response. –The chain of command depends on the incident and the Incident Commander –In a minor incident You may be the IC. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

25 25 Charlotte County Health Department Chain of Command

26 26 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #4 DESCRIBE your functional role(s) in emergency response Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

27 27 Functional Roles of Public Health Workers in an Emergency/Disaster Your role may be the same or similar to what you do every day Your role may be the same or similar to what you do every dayor Your role may be different from what you usually do. Your role may be different from what you usually do. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

28 28 EXAMPLE: Epidemiology/Surveillance Roles and Responsibilities in Emergency Response Provide background info on emergency surveillance data Provide background info on emergency surveillance data Conduct field epidemiological investigations (prn) Conduct field epidemiological investigations (prn) Monitor existing surveillance systems Monitor existing surveillance systems Establish new surveillance system Establish new surveillance system - Assemble field teams - Establish databases - Develop questionnaires/forms - Enter data - Liaison with hospital/field personnel - Analyze data - Collect data - Develop recommendations for policy Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

29 29 Prepare recommendations on clinical aspects of emergency Prepare recommendations on clinical aspects of emergency -Public safety issues -Training of community MDs -Occupational safety issues -Disinfection/decon issues -Develop prevention & treatment message Establish and staff prophylaxis/treatment distribution centers Establish and staff prophylaxis/treatment distribution centers Staff DOH clinics involved in emergency Staff DOH clinics involved in emergency Liaison with OCME regarding mortuary issues Liaison with OCME regarding mortuary issues Supplement clinical backup to school health program sheltering activities Supplement clinical backup to school health program sheltering activities EXAMPLE:Medical/Clinical Roles and Responsibilities in Emergency Response Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

30 30 Facilitate computing issues during emergencies -Field to Headquarters data transmission -Database management -Mapping/GIS EXAMPLE: Medical Information Systems (MIS) Roles and Responsibilities in Emergency Response Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

31 31 Research specific topic Research specific topic Provide background information Provide background information Prepare recommendations re: Prepare recommendations re: -Public health threat: food, water, sanitation -Sample collection -Evacuation/reoccupation Collect samples and collaborate with HazMat Collect samples and collaborate with HazMat EXAMPLE: Environmental Roles and Responsibilities in Emergency Response Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

32 32 To work in cooperation with Emergency Management to ensure the staffing of shelter sites in response to OEMs determination of a potential for an adverse weather event which may necessitate the activation of the shelter protocol To work in cooperation with Emergency Management to ensure the staffing of shelter sites in response to OEMs determination of a potential for an adverse weather event which may necessitate the activation of the shelter protocol School Health Program Shelter Protocol EXAMPLE: Sheltering Roles and Responsibilities in Emergency Response Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

33 33 Potential Functional Roles for the Public Health LEADER / ADMINISTRATOR I.Agency Director: serve as Incident Commander; direct provision of a specific service II.Division or Section Head: Communicate with the Liaison Officer; direct departmental operations; communicate with the Logistics Section Chief for procurement of supplies III.Clinic Administrator: Coordinate departmental operations; monitor use of, need for and availability of resources. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

34 34 Potential Functional Roles for the Public Health (PH) PROFESSIONAL I. PH Physician: communicate with medical providers; provide clinical expertise and consultation regarding bio-threats; develop clinical protocols II. PH Nurse: administer immunizations and medications, staff shelters III. Health Education Specialists: staff hotlines; develop special public information messages IV. Environmentalists: monitor/test environment V. Epidemiologist: coordinate local lab with CDC; conduct special investigations Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

35 35 Potential Functional Roles for the Public Health TECHNICAL AND CLERICAL SUPPORT STAFF Lab Technician : gather samples, staff the lab Lab Technician : gather samples, staff the lab Environmental Worker : participate in cleanup or recovery Environmental Worker : participate in cleanup or recovery Secretary : communicate with the field; maintain action logs Secretary : communicate with the field; maintain action logs Driver : deliver specimens or supplies Driver : deliver specimens or supplies Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

36 36 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #5 RECOGNIZE deviations from the norm that might indicate an emergency, and… DESCRIBE appropriate action (e.g. communicate clearly within the chain of command). Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

37 37 Deviations Notice and report unusual number or clustering of medical conditions at the clinic Notice and report unusual number or clustering of medical conditions at the clinic Be alert for any deviations / increases or decreases from the norm and report to your supervisor Be alert for any deviations / increases or decreases from the norm and report to your supervisor Suspicious packages or mail at your work site Suspicious packages or mail at your work site

38 38 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #6 IDENTIFY limits to own knowledge/skills/authority and.. IDENTIFY key system resources for referring matters that exceed these limits Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

39 39 Some Examples LIMITS TO OWN SKILLS OR AUTHORITY Communication with media Legal authority Supervision of others Allocation of resources Clinical skills or decision making Policy decision KEY SYSTEM RESOURCES Agency chain of command Web resources Logistics Officer Policy and procedure manual Disaster plan / protocols Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

40 40 Some Examples for a Public Health Nurse in the Shelter Setting: Limits Treatment of the seriously ill Providing information to the media Re-assigning roles of other shelter staff Resources Local Emergency Room DOH Public Relations (or Public Affairs Dept.) Shelter manager Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

41 41 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #7 DESCRIBE communication role(s) in emergency response: Within agency Media General public Personal (family, neighbors) Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

42 42 Communication Within the Agency Communication through the Chain of Command will insure that your information and requests for support get to the correct individual. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

43 43 Communication with the Media In emergency situations, there are many media inquiries, and they are made to everybody. Know your agencys media plan Usually, all press inquiries are to be referred to the Joint Information Center at the EOC. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

44 44 Communication with the General Public As a public health employee, you always represent PUBLIC HEALTH to the community in your day to day lives. You may be required to answer queries and take information through hotlines or disseminate public health messages. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

45 45 Communication with Your Family Your family may be concerned, involved and/or have their routines changed. Do you have a: Family Disaster Plan Personal Emergency Plan http://www.floridadisaster.org/ Remember to make provisions for: child(ren), spouse/partner, parents, pets, and any others Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

46 46 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #8 DEMONSTRATE correct use of all communication equipment used for emergency communication (phone, fax, radio, etc.). Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

47 47 Communication Equipment Frequently Used in a Disaster/Emergency Telephone: know how to transfer a call Fax: know how to operate the copier or group fax functions Walkie-talkie E-mail Bullhorn Paper and pencil Use of runners (staff to deliver messages) Intercom system Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

48 48 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COMPETENCY #9 APPLY creative problem solving and flexible thinking to unusual challenges within functional roles and responsibilities and EVALUATE the effectiveness of all actions taken. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

49 49 CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING What situations requiring creative problem solving and flexible thinking can you imagine occurring? Telephone system fails? Expected supplies are not delivered? Agency facility is inaccessible? Other types of problems??? Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

50 50 Evaluation of All Actions How would you evaluate the effectiveness of all actions you took? Were the issues you referred to others acted upon? Was the issue that you addressed resolved? After the situation, evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

51 51 Core Public Health Worker Competencies for Emergency Preparedness and Response Effective public health emergency preparedness and response depends upon the coordinated efforts of multiple people from many different agencies, working in concert. Mastery of the Core Public Health Worker Emergency Preparedness and Response Competencies is the first step for the public health team. Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness

52 52 In order to respond to any emergency/disaster, ALL public health workers should be able to: IDENTIFY & LOCATE the emergency plan DESCRIBE the role of Public Health DESCRIBE the Chain of Command DESCRIBE & DEMONSTRATE ones functional role RECOGNIZE deviations from the norm IDENTIFY limits to own authority DESCRIBE communication roles DEMONSTRATE use of communication equipment APPLY creative problem solving skills Columbia University Center for Public Health Preparedness


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