Presentation on theme: "ARE YOU READY? MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS April 1, 2011 Part 1 – Region 7 Collaborative Response Exercise."— Presentation transcript:
ARE YOU READY? MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS April 1, 2011 Part 1 – Region 7 Collaborative Response Exercise
Cities Readiness Initiative Federal program to support planning for large scale dispensing of medical countermeasures Open PODs primary method for public to receive medicine Closed PODs will serve only specific populations Hospitals will serve as Closed PODs to ensure business continuity
Exercise Overview 48 hour response in 4 months Modules: –Are you Ready? –What Just Happened? –What Do We Do? –Trucks are Rolling –Can You Help Me? –Pills in People –Are We Done Yet?
Exercise Purpose Are hospitals prepared to receive, manage, and dispense medical countermeasures? Identify Strengths/Barriers in communication, securing of facilities, and continuity of operations.
Exercise Structure Designed to accommodate ASPR & non- ASPR facilities Interaction with MDCHD will last approximately 4 hours Allow for both tabletop and full-scale play at hospital level. Hotwash will be via electronic survey AAC on April 15, 2011
Elements to Consider Contacts up to date? ICP communications equipment operational? Accessible? Surge is a potential in such a large scale event… Vital contractors should be remembered Single point delivery in the county is a reality