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BP3 Series: July 2021 - June 2022

Register for the BP3 Webinar Series Program (all sessions) HERE

JULY 2021: MCI Preparedness: A Case Study

RECORDED ON: July 21, 2021
Description: MARO RTC coordinated a case study discussion of the Boston Marathon bombing response. During this compelling interview, pre-hospital and hospital care providers from Boston will share their real-world experiences from that tragic day. REGISTER HERE FOR RECORDED SESSION :  RTC-BP3-S1-072021-MARO
Hosted by: MARO RTC

AUGUST 2021: Emerging Infectious Disease Readiness – Lessons from COVID-19

RECORDED ON: August 17, 2021
Description: The WR-FLRTC invited Dr. Syra Madad, DHSc, MSc, MCP, a pathogen preparedness expert and infectious disease epidemiologist and the Senior Director of the System-wide Special Pathogens Program at NYC Health + Hospitals to discuss Emerging Infectious Disease Readiness: Lessons from COVID-19.  Dr. Madad was featured in the Netflix documentary series Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak and the Discovery Channel documentary The Vaccine: Conquering COVID.
 RTC-BP3-S2 Handouts
Hosted By: WR FLRTC


SEPTEMBER 2021: Rise of the Machines: Rescue and Patient Care for Industrial and Agricultural Incidents

RECORDED ON: September 29, 2021 
Description: The CNYRTC has invited William Hallinan, RN, MSBA, Trauma Program Manager at University of Rochester Medical Center to discuss Rise of the Machines: Rescue and Patient Care for Industrial and Agricultural Incidents. This engaging presentation will focus on s systematic approach to common types of incidents and injuries that result from mechanical accidents and the development of prioritized plans of care for patients with mechanical trauma.
REGISTER HERE: RTC-BP3-S3-092021-CNY The password for the recording is Webinar1
HANDOUTS:  RTC-BP3-S3 Handouts
Hosted by: CNY RTC

OCTOBER 2021: Leveraging Your Health Information Exchange (HIE) in Disaster Planning

RECORDED ON: October 13, 2021 
Description: Health information exchange (HIE), the sharing of clinical and administrative data across the boundaries of healthcare institutions and other health data repositories, enhances care delivery and should be integrated into Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Business Continuity Plans to ensure that patient care can be performed during a wide range of emergencies such as localized acts of nature, accidents and technological or attack-related emergencies. The WR/FLRTC hosted a panel of 3 NYS Health Information Exchange Organizations to learn how facilities can and should incorporate HIEs into emergency preparedness procedures and plans.  The panel shared how they supported the healthcare community and continuity of care during real-life emergency situations and discuss best practices for accessing networked data during a cybersecurity or other emergency incident.
Speaker Panel:
     Denise DiNoto, Chief Engagement Officer - Rochester RHIO
     Karen Romano, Sr. Vice President - HealtheConnections
     Stephen Gates, Sr. Manager, Business Development - HEALTHeLINK
Hosted By: WR FLRTC

NOVEMBER 2021: Latest Trends in Homecare, Palliative Care & Hospice

RECORDED ON: November 30, 2021 
Description:  MARO RTC hosted a panel discussion with the Home Care Association of New York and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to discuss the latest in regulations, training, credentialing and best practices.

  • Andrew Koski - Vice President for Program Policy and Services
    Home Care Association of New York State (HCA)
  • Kathy Febraio, CAE - President/CEO
    New York State Association of Healthcare Providers, Inc.
  • Jeanne Chirico - President
    Hospice and Palliative Care Association of NYS

Hosted By: MARO RTC


DECEMBER 2021: Emergency Planning and Preparedness for Persons With Disabilities & Access and Functional Needs - PART I

Recorded On: December 07, 2021 
Description: WR/FLRTC has partnered with Niagara University's Emergency Management Disability Awareness Program to provide a customized training for the Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Coalition.  The purpose of the training is to educate and sensitize emergency medical service, emergency management personnel, and those with a responsibility in healthcare emergency preparedness on equality and disability issues within the diversity spectrum. This training is recognized by the New York State Office of Emergency Management and the New York State Emergency Managers Association for its quality and content in educating individuals with responsibilities in emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery specific to person with disabilities and access and functional needs.  Training content for Part I (Part II can be found HERE) will include but is not limited to:
- Awareness/sensitivity training
- Cultural competency specific to emergency planning and access and functional needs;
- Introduction to Core Advisory Groups where people with developmental and other disabilities are actively involved and provide input into how emergency response activities should unfold;
- Proper response to individuals with disabilities and how to involve them;
- Adherence to the Americans with Disabilities Act related to Emergency Response Sheltering, effective communication, transportation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
- Access and Functional Needs (AFN) defined
- Disabilities defined in the context of emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery
- Use of Registries and how to maximize outreach
- Recognition and utilization of Personal Assistance Services; and
- Emergency Plan development and content that is inclusive of  persons with disabilities (PWDs) and AFN both in the body of and input to the end product
Presenter:  David V. Whalen, Project Director - Niagara University First/Emergency Responder Disability Awareness Training

Hosted By: WR FLRTC

JANUARY 2022: An Introduction to the Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN)

Recorded On: January 13, 2022
Description: The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for victims of radiation exposure or other marrow-toxic injuries.  RITN is comprised of a group of voluntary hospitals focused on preparing to respond to a large scale radiological incident that results in casualties with acute radiation syndrome, that occurs distant to their location.  The CDR RTC at Albany Medical Center invited the University of Rochester Medical Center, one of seven RITN Centers in NYS, to provide an introduction and overview of the RITN program.

  • Mark Cavanaugh, CFPS CHSP- Associate Vice President, Environmental Health and Safety, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Anne McKenna, BSN, RN - Nurse Coordinator, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, James P Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Sharon Swift, RN, CHTC, BMTCN - Nurse Coordinator, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, James P Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester Medical Center

Hosted by: CDR RTC

FEBRUARY 2022: Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Burn Patients

Recorded On: February 15, 2022
Description: The CNY RTC made arrangements with the Upstate Medical Hospital Burn Program to provide a training session on Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in burn patients.  At the conclusion of this lecture, learners will be able to differentiate between ASD and PTSD and understand the different screening tools and treatment for ASD/PTSD.
Presenter: Tamara Roberts - Burn Program Manager, Upstate Medical Hospital
Register HERE: RTC-BP3-S8-022022-CNY The password for the recording is Webinar1
Hosted by: CNY RTC


MARCH 2022:  The Implications of Cannabis Legalization for Poison Control: "Update on What Happened to Mary Jane"

Recorded On: March 17, 2022
Description: The Central New York Regional Training Center invited Lee Livermore of the Upstate New York Poison Control Center to discuss the implications of cannabis legalization for poison control.
Presenter: Lee Livermore, BAA, Education Coordinator, Upstate Poison Control Center
Register HERE: RTC-BP3-S9-032022-CNY  The password for the recording is Webinar1
HANDOUTS: RTC-BP3-S9-Resources
Hosted by: CNY RTC


April 2022:  Engaging Community and Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters

Recorded On: April 07, 2022 
Description: The FLRTC and HAWCNY invited New York VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and the Voluntary Agency Liaisons from both NYS DHSES (Emergency Services) and FEMA Region II to provide an overview of the ways they collaborate within the state to coordinate Member Organizations and county Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) networks to prepare for and respond to disasters and public health emergencies.  The discussion will highlight the roles played by each agency and the resources available to build local capacity and capabilities. Examples from recent events will further illustrate how VOAD activates and deploys to support local nonprofits and emergency managers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Speaker Panel:

  • Peter B. Gudaitis, M.Div.
    Executive Director, New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)
    Chair, New York Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NYVOAD)
  • Maggi Daigle
    State Voluntary Agency Liaison – Individual Assistance Section
    NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
  • Kimberly Grisham
    Voluntary Agency Liaison
    Federal Emergency Management Agency

Register HERE: RTC-BP3-S10-042022-WR
Handouts: RTC-BP3-S10 Handouts
                   NYS VOAD/COAD MAP (as of 2/2021)
Hosted by: WR FLRTC


MAY 2022:  MCI Triage & Scene Management

Recorded on: May 18, 2022 
Description: MARO RTC invited field experts to discuss challenges and best practices associated with MCI triage and scene management. Chief Meehan was one of the first paramedics through the door at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Staff Lieutenant Jim Etzin is the founder of the International Tactical EMS Association and was the first in the U.S. to conceptualize the Rescue Task Force approach to MCI casualty management.  
Speaker Panel:

  • Kevin Reilly, MEP, NREMT
    Regional Training Coordinator
    Metropolitan Area Regional Training Office
    Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Bernie Meehan, EMT-P
    Deputy Chief
    Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department
  • Jim Etzin (EMT-P),
    Staff Lieutenant/EMS Coordinator
    Farmington Hills (MI) Fire Department & Oakland County Tactical Training Consortium

Register HERE: RTC-BP3-S11-052022-MARO
Hosted by:


June 2022:  OSHA Requirements for HAZMAT First Receivers/Hospital Decontamination Teams

Recorded on: June 01, 2022 
Description: The FLRTC has made arrangements with Ralph Estep, Prinicpal Consultant for Health System Safety, to provide an overview of the OSHA requirements for the decontamination of patients in a hospital setting. Topics will include regulatory requirements, types of hazardous materials that could be encountered, practical aspects of training team members and an opportunity for questions and answers.
Instructor: Ralph Estep PhD RN CIH CSP
                   Principal Consultant
                   Health Systems Safety, Inc.
Register HERE: RTC-BP3-S12-062022-WR 
Handouts: RTC-BP3-S12 Handouts


‚ÄčHosted By: WR FLRTC