Marathon Use (ETS)  

Webinar Overview

Course Description:
This one-hour webinar will deliver an overview of the Emergency Tracking System (ETS) to public health and healthcare staff to prepare staff to conduct and monitor patient tracking during the Boston Marathon. Participants will learn how to access and navigate the ETS; how to search, edit and create new patient records; and how to update patient data for their own agency. Most of this content can be generalized to other planned or unplanned events.

The webinar will be lecture-driven with live demonstration and knowledge checks. A quick reference guide will be given to students to direct their use of ETS during the Boston Marathon and other incidents following the training. Following the training, participants will be directed to the ETS test incident for the opportunity to practice their understanding of course concepts.

Learning Objectives:
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of the emergency tracking system (ETS) during the Boston Marathon
  2. Using the reference guide provided, explain how to access the ETS for a particular incident and locate patient information in the web-based system
  3. Using the reference guide provided, explain how to add and modify patient records in the ETS
  4. List useful numbers to call for support during a patient tracking event
  5. Recall marathon wrap-up procedures related to ETS reporting

Target Audience: 
Public Health and Healthcare

Ashley Miller, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Instructional Design
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Benjamin McNeil, MS
Associate Director, Preparedness & Coordination  
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This training is part of the Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region's training and exercise program and it supported with federal funding from the US Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the  funding page.

Webinar Date

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This webinar was delivered on March 28, 2017. 

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