Join us for our membership meeting May 3: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83510672818?pwd=eE9HcXBPNVhxVVdHUGJBbUxlRFVEdz09
May 3 SCWIHERC Membership Meeting Notes
Passcode: refer to email from May 3 or ask Jennifer
Reminder that COVID AAR survey is due May 27, see email sent April 23 for more info and link to survey.
Upcoming Trainings and Information:
|Course||Location||Date||Link if available|
|MGT-341; Dis. Preparedness Hosp/HC||Spooner||October (TEEX still determining exact date)|
|MGT-341; Dis. Preparedness Hosp/HC||Fox Valley Tech T.C.||July 26-27||https://my.teex.org/TeexPortal/Default.aspx?MO=mCourseCatalog&D=EU&C=MGT341&S=476|
|CHEC – Basic & Advanced||Wausau||May 17-19||Contact HERC coordinator|
|CISM – Group||Columbia Sheriff Office||June 17-18||Contact HERC coordinator|
|AWR-331; Winter Weather||Lincoln County||27-Sep||https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/3120/|
|AWR-232; Mass Fatalities Planning||Oneida County Sheriff||29-Jun|
|AWR-326; Tornado Awareness||Lake Delton||17-May||https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/3119/|
|MGT-439; Pediatric Disaster Response||Milwaukee||May 5 – 6||Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness | TEEX.ORG|
-Burn Surge TTX Due June 30 – Scheduled for NEXT SCWIHERC MEETING (Date TBD soon)
-Medical Response Surge Exercise – Replaces Coalition Surge Test. Likely this summer. Tie into DARES scenario?
-Pediatric Surge TTX – As part of MRSE exercise/scenario?
Annual Plans Review:
After plans are reviewed and updated, Docusign process, same as last year. Goal to send out at beginning of June, signatures due by June 30.
Is a mess, please continue to send your registered student information, please be patient and standby! Student will receive an email when successfully enrolled and course is accessible.
SALT Triage First Receiver Train the Trainer
Resuming this project after COVID delay. Three facets of training/maintaining staff proficiency:
- SALT Triage First Receiver video, which should be viewed by anyone in your organization who might be put to the task of triage in the event that you have an MCI in your community that would result in self-presenting patients. Link: https://youtu.be/N7OG8a7vXnE
- Train the Trainer sessions for our Champions to review the concepts and receive training on our SALT ribbon bags, see emailed out April 27. We will distribute the ribbon bags for your facility to your Champion at these trainings.
- Your Champions bring their training and ribbon bags back to your facility, where they train your other staff on these SALT triage concepts, and how to use the ribbon bags, and maintain a regular competency program for your new hires and as part of annual training for current staff.
Lessons Learned and Best Practices from COVID-19 and other real events:
How are we remaining nimble for future variants/surge/vaccination/testing?
Hospitals: creation of a high consequence infectious disease plan/annex at the hospital level that details information regarding medical countermeasures, Strategic National Stockpile, volunteer management (including WEAVR), ASPR pandemic preparedness checklist (https://files.asprtracie.hhs.gov/documents/aspr-tracie-hcc-pandemic-checklist-508.pdf), PPE burn rate calculator (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/burn-calculator.html), Acute Hospital Care at Home (see COVID-19 email update sent April 1), other healthcare at home initiatives. Integrating COVID population back into hospital units (in negative pressure rooms) to free up COVID units but maintain them for additional surge readiness.
Local Health Departments: maintaining capacity for contact tracing, testing, and vaccination, cross training staff on all so they can meet current needs. Maintaining testing capacity with state contracts and private testing vendors. Continue to meet with healthcare partners to maintain readiness.
Other Healthcare providers: continuing to practice good infection control practices including masking per CDC guidelines (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html), working with local pharmacies to maintain testing and vaccination capacity
What else are we working on? Workplace violence training/escaping violent encounters, missing persons drills, hospital evacuation training, streamlining plain language alerts (getting away from code colors). Public health also working on responding to higher rates of other communicable diseases, boosting childhood vaccination rates that have suffered during pandemic by promoting Vaccines for Children providers/enrollment, lead screening, home visits, starting WIC in person again.
We could do better on EMResource response rates, especially for MCI events. Response to these alerts breaks down based on a number of factors, including staff turnover and not being able to keep up with training, how alerts are received, alert fatigue, being able to tell from an alert if something is informational only or requires action. Will take back to discuss further at state level. EMResource resources are available in SCWIHERC shared drive -> EMResource. Additional information and resources: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/preparedness/systems/emresource.htm Reach out to Jennifer to troubleshoot/verify alerts/facilitate training.
Brian Kaczmarski, Statewide HERC Coordinator, gave a presentation on the state and regional High Consequence Infectious Disease Plans. The current version of these plans as well as the slides from the presentation are available in the shared drive. A resource mentioned during the presentation is the Dane County EMS Primer on Infectious Disease: https://em.countyofdane.com/documents/pdfs/ems/Infection-Control-EMS-Primer-on-ID-7.11.19.pdf
We then transitioned into a tabletop exercise/discussion on a High Consequence Infectious Disease scenario. The Situation Manual for this exercise is available in the SCWIHERC shared drive ->Exercise Templates.
Josh Kowalke- Reedsburg Ambulance
Emily Kosterman- Waupun Memorial
Jeff Kindrai- Grant County Health Dept
Jodi Moyer- Beloit Memorial
Lynn Skatrud- Green County Health Dept
Elizabeth Chilsen- Jefferson County Health Dept
Lisa Herritz- Ho Chunk Nation Health
Andy Koehler- Fort Health Care
Angie Cohen- Grant Regional
Sam LaMuro- Fort Health Care
Jodie Molitor- Sauk County Health Dept
Tina Strandlie- Stoughton Health
Lyle Kratochwill- Richland Hospital
Jennylynde Packham- UW Health Rehab
Sarah Jensen- Marquette County Health Dept
Christal Foreyt- Gundersen Boscobel
Sarah Van Hoof- UW Health
Jessie Phalen- Sauk County Health Dept
Dave Kitkowski- SSM Health St. Clare Baraboo
Nikki Ripp- Adams County Health Dept
Tanna McKeon- Green County EM
Kara Takes- Unified Therapy
Michael Guss- Walworth County Health Dept
Dave Larson- Madison VA
Mike Stephens- UW Health
Lori Mertens Pelleteri- SSM Health
Brenda Totzke- Mile Bluff Medical Center
Sally Blackbourn- Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County
Kelly Mitchell- UW Health
Ken Van Horn- Public Health Madison and Dane County
Carmen Carpenter- Iowa County Health Dept
Steve Haskell- UW Health
Aurielle Smith- SCWIHERC and PHMDC
Victoria Parker- Watertown Health Dept
Katie Budack- Grant Regional
Michael Niles- Rock County Health Dept
Kurt Hoeper- Upland Hills Health
Julie Gorman- Sauk Prairie Healthcare
Karen Sell- Prairie Ridge Health Columbus
Tammy Kingery- Gundersen Moundview
Jane Lentz-Gervais- Adams County EM
Brianna Juszczak- Mile Bluff Medical Center
Heidi Finucan- Mile Bluff Medical Center
Diana Quinn- SSM Health
Donna Haugom- Jefferson County Emergency Management
Julie Leibfried- Lafayette County Health Dept
Samroz Jakvani- Jefferson County Health Dept
Brian Kaczmarski- WI HERCs
Jennifer Behnke- SCWIHERC