Schedule

Schedule and Session Topics!

  • Monday, March 21: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Pre-consortium Workshops
  • Tuesday, March 22: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Main Consortium and Expo (Evening Welcome Reception!)
  • Wednesday, March 23: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Main Consortium and Expo
  • Thursday, March 24: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm - Main Consortium

 

Monday, March 21 Pre-Consortium Workshops
A. Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional Credentialing Course and Exam
Time: 8AM - 5PM
Cost: $589
Presenter: Paul V. Richter, MA, FASHE, CHEP, CHSP, CEDP
Space is limited and pre-registration is required!

The CHEP program is designed for individuals with an extensive background in health care related emergency management to review and test their knowledge and skills. The Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) was developed to meet a need for a practical but “professional certification” for healthcare emergency directors, managers, coordinators, associates, consultants, and others who work with or coordinate real world issues with the health sector. This program relies on information, standards, and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such as NFPA, ASTM, DHS, HHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, and accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission. Exam content will include emergency management fundamentals, healthcare emergency concepts and accreditation standards, other emergency requirements and Joint Commission standards, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and pandemic and other emergency management concepts. This is a 5 hour preparatory course will include the CHEP credentialing examination. Enrollees will be provided a copy of the CHEP Study Guide and sample exam questions prior to arrival at the PERRC. Immediately following the course, the CHEP certification examination will be administered. Enrollees will have 3 hours to complete the exam. If you are interested in sitting for the exam only, please contact perrc@chepinc.org for more info. The total cost for this workshop is $589.

Steps to register and pay for this workshop:

Visit http://www.ibfcsm.org/app.php to submit your application and pay the $130 application fee and the $200 exam fee. (Choose Paul Richter as the instructor) 
Visit www.perrc.org and register for the workshop. In addition to the application and exam fees there is a tuition cost of $259


B. Integrating Whole Community Inclusive Planning in the Emergency Management Process
Time: 8AM - 5PM
Cost: Free! - (Space is limited and registration is required online).
Presenters: Lynn Shipp; Training Specialist, Whole Community Planning and Training, BCFS HHS Emergency Management Division; Dawn Skaggs; National Director of Whole Community Planning and Training, BCFS HHS Emergency Management Division;

Participants in this course will become familiar with whole community inclusive principles and strategies, learn the importance of identifying and integrating community strengths into the planning process, study ways of engaging and empowering community stakeholders, and learn to recognize the significance of whole community planning in building local and national resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define a community, whole community inclusive planning, and cultural competency for unique community engagement.
  2. Describe in detail the benefits and barriers to whole community engagement, the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and the changing role of the emergency manager.
  3. Identify the principles and strategies of inclusive whole community planning, how they are symbiotic to comprehensive emergency management and can be applied in unique communities.

C. The New HICS: What it Means and How to Make it Work in your Program
Time: 8 PM - 12 PM
Cost: $169 ($149 if registered by Feb 1)
Presenters: Craig DeAtley, PA-C; Director of the Institute for Public Health Emergency Readiness at the Washington Hospital Center;
Ann Potter, RN; Independent Contractor, Project Manager, Corporate Services Group
Senior Project Specialist, ER-1 Institute, Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC

The release of the 2014 HICS revised materials signal an increased coordination between healthcare, public safety and emergency management agencies and officials. This session will provide an opportunity to review all changes with members of the HICS revision workgroup, gaining insight into the rationale and objectives behind the changes. Practical use of the materials will be conducted through small group work and discussion based exercises. The session will also include the application of an Incident Planning and Response Guide developed for the emergency manager to use in the formation of a revision work plan at your agency or system.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the 2014 HICS revisions.
  2. Discuss how the HICS tools can be utilized in developing and maintaining your emergency management program.
  3. Review the steps for integrating the HICS revisions into your emergency management program.

D. Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional Exam ONLY
Time: 1PM - 5PM
Cost: $505

The CHEP program is designed for individuals with an extensive background in health care related emergency management to review and test their knowledge and skills. The Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) was developed to meet a need for a practical but “professional certification” for healthcare emergency directors, managers, coordinators, associates, consultants, and others who work with or coordinate real world issues with the health sector. This program relies on information, standards, and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such as NFPA, ASTM, DHS, HHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, and accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission. Exam content will include emergency management fundamentals, healthcare emergency concepts and accreditation standards, other emergency requirements and Joint Commission standards, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and pandemic and other emergency management concepts. This is the EXAM ONLY option. Those choosing this option will do a self study and not attend the preparatory course. Enrollees will be provided a copy of the CHEP Study Guide and sample exam questions prior to arrival at the PERRC. Immediately following the course, the CHEP certification examination will be administered. Enrollees will have 3 hours to complete the exam.

Steps to register and pay for this workshop:

Visit http://www.ibfcsm.org/app.php to submit your application and pay the $130 application fee and the $200 exam fee. (Choose Paul Richter as the instructor)     
Visit www.perrc.org and register for the EXAM ONLY option. In addition to the application and exam fees listed above there is a tuition cost of $175 for the EXAM ONLY option.

 

E. Canine First Aid Demonstration and Hands On Workshop
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $119 ($99 early bird Nov 24 - Feb 1)
Presenter: Lori Gordon, DVM; Veterinary Medical Officer, A-TF 1 US&R, NVRT-1, Veterinary Surgical Care, Inc.

Disasters may affect both human and animal victims. In addition to the public population, there are first responder organizations that include search canines and other working dogs. They are all at risk for injury and illness throughout a disaster event. There may or may not be veterinary assistance readily available, especially if the local infrastructure has collapsed. This lecture is designed to present to non-veterinary personnel with basic veterinary first aid skills with the intent of providing a measure of medical care in the event veterinary care is not immediately available. It is not intended as a substitute for qualified professional care, but to allow for some measure of medical care as a bridge until veterinary care becomes available. This workshop will allow participants to get their hands on a dog and practice basic, non-invasive first aid skill sets. These skills are not intended as a substitute for professional veterinary care, but to allow for some measure of intermediary care as a bridge until veterinary care becomes available. The intent is to help get an animal to a hospital in better shape than if no care were administered at all.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand normal canine physical examination parameters in order to recognize the abnormal.
  2. Discuss common injuries and illnesses incurred by canines, search and pets, in a variety of disaster situations.
  3. Perform canine physical examination on a healthy canine.
  4. Utilize medical measuring devices on a dog, including but not limited to ECG, BP, pulse oximeter, stethoscope.
  5. Assess hands-on identification of canine anatomy for injections, fluid administrations, IV catheterization, and applying bandages safely and properly.

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