GILLETTE, WY –Campbell County Health and The Healthcare Coalition
Hospital Preparedness Program are hosting a two-day training on May 16-17,
2018 at the Gillette College Herb and Dorothy Carter Health Science Center,
3801 College Drive in Gillette, Wyoming.
Pediatric Disaster Response Training is offered through the
Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and presented by
Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) National Emergency
Response and Rescue Training.
The course will prepare students to effectively, appropriately, and safely
plan for and respond to a disaster incident involving children, addressing
the specific needs of pediatric patients in the event of a community based-incident.
This is not a hands-on technical course, but a management resource course
for stakeholders in the field of disaster response and preparedness work.
The target audience includes community and hospital-based emergency managers,
EMS personnel, hospital administration and emergency department personnel,
public safety public health personnel, school administrators, medical
reserve corps personnel, private sector, law enforcement, disaster response/relief
personnel, County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a local
jurisdiction disaster event.
Region 1, which includes Sheridan, part of Johnson, Crook, Weston, part of Lusk
and Campbell counties, and one of five regional
Healthcare Coalitions (HCC) who were originally formed to receive public health preparedness funding
for bioterrorism from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in
1999. As a division of the Wyoming Department of Health, the purpose of
the Healthcare Coalitions are to improve disaster planning, response,
mitigation and recovery. Their mission is to enhance community and healthcare
preparedness, improve medical surge capacity, and support healthcare organizations
during emergency response and recovery through regional healthcare coalitions.
“Planning how to handle disasters that involve children is often
an underrepresented segment in disaster planning, said Baerbel Merrill,
Region 1HCC Coordinator. This course will help agencies and providers
with tools to be more readily prepared.
For more information on this course or to register please contact Baerbell
Baerbel.firstname.lastname@example.org or 307.689.3942.