Safer Prescribing of Opioids after Trauma and Surgery

SCWIHERC, SCRTAC, and many health departments throughout the state were recently awarded funds from the Public Health Crisis Response Grant from CDC to combat the opioid epidemic.  SCWIHERC and SCRTAC pooled our funds to support the development of an opioid prescribing continuing education series called SPOTS, Safer Prescribing of Opioids after Trauma and Surgery.  This series of seven collaborative learning sessions covers various topics on opioid prescribing.

Participants will receive free Opioid CME credit, and may either attend live or view recorded sessions online. Note that if you prescribe controlled substances, Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board requires that you earn two CME credits on responsible opioid prescribing between 1/1/2018-1/1/2020.

More information and registration: https://www.scwisconsin.org/?page_id=1931

SCWIHERC Family Assistance Center Workshop

The SCWIHERC Family Assistance Center Workshop took place on April 4.  Thank you for attending!

The After Action Report and Improvement Plan will be available here when it is available in early June.

Resources mentioned at the workshop:

Reunification:

SCWIHERC Regional Pandemic Influenza Tabletop Exercise

Our regional pandemic influenza tabletop exercise took place on April 5 and was a great success!

The after action report is available here

 

Several resources mentioned during the exercise can be found on our links page.

The FEMA PrepTalk referenced during the exercise can be found here.

Join the coalition’s email distribution list here.

Infection Control Blog

This page is a pilot project of SCWIHERC and will be used to list all infection control/outbreak notices that SCWIHERC receives, including from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All notices will be removed after 90 days unless SCWIHERC receives notice that the notice is ongoing.

Please send any feedback or questions to Jennifer Behnke

Ongoing- Weekly Respiratory Report from WI DHS

 

 

CMS Final Rule for Emergency Preparedness

NEW! Center for Domestic Preparedness is offering Health Sector Emergency Preparedness in Wisconsin in November!

CMS Final Rule for Emergency Preparedness was implemented November 16, 2016 and will be enforced starting November 16, 2017. The Final Rule applies to 17 provider types that receive funding from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Helpful information is available from the ASPR Tracie Website, including this helpful summary of what is required of these 17 provider types. On June 2, 2017, CMS released interpretive guidelines for the Final Rule, including their definition of a full scale exercise on page 59.

Emergency Preparedness Final Rule toolkits, resources, and templates

CMS Final Rule for Long-Term Care Powerpoint

WHEPP has put together some resources on emergency preparedness for long-term care facilities.

View the materials used to train CMS emergency preparedness surveyors

Regional Healthcare Emergency Evacuation Tabletop Exercise

Our regional exercise took place on Thursday, April 6.  Our focus was an emergency evacuation of a single facility (Tier 1) that escalated into an emergency evacuation of multiple facilities (Tier 2).  Attendees were be briefed on disaster tiers and the 2015 Wisconsin Hospital Surge Guidelines.  Attendees will  receive a generic evacuation template that may be tailored to meet the needs of their organization.  Participants who wish to conduct their own in-house functional or full-scale exercise may do so at their convenience.  We ask that lessons learned for in-house exercises be submitted to our exercise facilitator by Friday, June 2 to be integrated into our regional after action report and improvement plan.

 

Contact Jennifer Behnke with any questions