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2024: Western Region Health Coalition Emergency Management Seminar


2024 Western Region Health Coalition Emergency Management Seminar
Healthcare Readiness and Response to HAZMAT Events
May 14, 2024
8:00am - 12:45pm

VIRTUAL

 ***  REGISTER HERE  ***

REGISTRATION LINK FOR VIRTUAL SEMINAR: https://urmc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nj7GjGDvSfiYp4iqy1a2Qg
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QUESTIONS: please contact the Finger Lakes Regional Training Center

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The 2024 Western Region Health Coalition Emergency Management Seminar will provide participants with relevant information and best practice suggestions to better prepare for, manage and recover from Hazardous Material events.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Based on presentations, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways in which hospitals, EMS, public health and emergency management can prepare for, respond to and recover from a hazmat event in the community
  • Learn about the state and federal resources that are available for deployment and use during a chemical incident
  • Describe effective methods utilized by agencies and hospitals to respond to hazmat incidents
  • Review best practices to provide support to staff after an event

TARGET AUDIENCE

Hospitals, EMS, public health, emergency managers and other healthcare/first response agencies who may play a role in a disaster that affects the health delivery system in the community

AGENDA - PRESENTATIONS/SPEAKERS/BIOS

*topics and speakers subject to change*

May 14, 2024 @ 8:00am - 12:45pm

0800-0815

Welcome/Opening Remarks

Speaker: Timothy Tull
WRHEPC Workgroup/Seminar Committee Chair
Vice President, Chief Safety and Security
Rochester Regional Health

0815-0910

Decontamination Operations for Hospital First Receivers: SUNY Upstate & Brighton Towers Event 2023

Speaker: Christopher Dunham, MBA 
Director of Emergency Management 
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Summary:

 


Objectives:

This presentation is a review of an actual event in Syracuse that involved multiple agencies responding to an unknown agent impacting responders.
 
  • Review SUNY Upstate's existing hazmat/decon program capabilities
  • Review action items and timelines regarding the multi-agency event
  • Discuss specific lessons learned from this event
Handouts: None

0915-1010

CHEMPAK Activation & Deployment for Emergency Medical Services

Speakers: Stephen M. Brucato, BS, EMT-P
Capital Region District Chief
New York State Department of Health - Emergency Preparedness and Response
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems

Matt Wiley, MPA, AEMT
Section Chief
New York State Department of Health - Emergency Preparedness and Response
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Summary:



Objectives:
This presentation will cover the best practices for planning and activation of CHEMPAK assets from the EMS perspective.  It will also discuss protocols and policies for use of those assets by Emergency medical Services providers and agencies.
 
  • Review Chempack activation process elements.
  • Understand the Chempack Protocols for providers.
  • Training actions agencies and individuals can take to be prepared.
Handouts:  

1015-1110

Creating a Culture that “Cares”: Supporting Healthcare Workers To Facilitate Recovery and Enhance Resilience

Speaker: Rebecca Gomez, PsyD
Clinical Health Psychologist
Clinician Resiliency and Well-being Program
Wellstar Health System

Summary:

 

 

Objectives:

This presentation will offer an overview of one healthcare system's approach to supporting healthcare workers through critical incidents and periods of high stress.  It will highlight key components of an urgent response program, as well as propose resources and strategies for ongoing recovery
 
  • Summarize the literature regarding distress in healthcare following a critical incident
  • Review evidence-based interventions and how to modify interventions to meet the immediate needs following critical incidents
  • Share lessons learned for developing a similar program
Handouts:  

1115-1230

HAZMAT PREPAREDNESS - PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator Patricia J Mason, BA, BS
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Guthrie Corning Hospital/Guthrie Cortland Medical Center
Panelists: -Robert Johnson - Rochester General Hospital
-Melissa (Liz) Rogers - Rochester General Hospital
-Ryan Hejmanowski - Kaleida Health
-Tom Saunders - Strong Memorial Hospital
-Joe Syracuse - UB Toxicology Research Center/Mid Atlantic OHSA Training Center
-Stephen Brucato - NYSDOH Bureau of EMS
-Matthew Wiley - NYSDOH Bureau of EMS
-additional panelists may be added-

Summary:

Panelists will tackle questions and challenges related to: training and certification, protocols and procedures, equipment and resources, response times, internal and external coordination/collaboration, training and drills, waste management, documentation and reporting, monitoring and evaluation, community outreach and education, adaptability to emerging threats

1230-1245

CLOSING REMARKS/EVALUATIONS/CERTIFICATES

Speaker Anne D’Angelo, MS, RN
Program Director, Finger Lakes/Western Region Health EP Training Center
University of Rochester Medical Center

CERTIFICATION

A Certificate of Attendance will be available to all attendees that complete a post-session evaluation.

This activity qualifies for a total of 4 hours of Non-Core NYS EMS credit. EMS Attendees must attend the entire seminar to claim EMS CME.

SEMINAR PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Timothy Tull
    Vice President, Chief Safety and Security and Seminar Planning Committee Chair
    Rochester Regional Health
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  • Anne D’Angelo, MS, RN
    Program Director, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center and Seminar Planning Committee Co-Chair
    University of Rochester Medical Center
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  • Rodney Buchanan, DNP, RN, CFRN
    Hospital Administrator
    Westfield Memorial Hospital
    WMH
  • Jamie Damcott
    Project Coordinator/Medical Staff Office
    Westfield Memorial Hospital
    WMH
  • Nicole Gerber, PhD, RBP, CEM, CHEC
    Emergency and Safety Program Manager/Biosafety Officer
    Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
    roswell
  • Ryan Hejmanowski, CHEP, CHEC II
    Manager, Corporate Emergency Management
    Kaleida Health
    Media – News & Media – Kaleida Health
  • David Lanning
    Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    Arnot Health Systems
    arnot
  • Patricia J Mason, BA, BS
    Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    ​Guthrie Corning Hospital/Guthrie Cortland Medical Center
    corning
  • Joanna Miller, MBA
    VP Risk, Quality and Disaster Management
    Orleans Community Health - Medina Memorial Hospital
    medina
  • Leiya Miller
    Emergency Preparedness/Public Health Tech - Environmental Health
    Allegany County Department of Health
    Allegany
  • William Peterson
    Emergency Management Specialist
    Kaleida Health System
    Media – News & Media – Kaleida Health
  • Lynn M. Sigeti
    Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
    Hospital Association of Western & Central New York
    hawcny
  • Eileen Spezio
    Senior Administrative Assistant, Finger Lakes Regional Training Center
    University of Rochester Medical Center
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WORKSHOP SPONSOR

 

This seminar series has been partially funded through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the 2023-2024 New York State Department of Health Office of Health Emergency Preparedness awarded to the University of Rochester Medical Center - Finger Lakes Regional Health Emergency Preparedness Training Center (HTC)