MIC OPS Webinar

Webinar Description:
The Metro Boston Region has experienced a wide range of emergencies over the last several years, from snow storms to building fires to acts of terrorism. Behind the scenes, many agencies – such as public health, healthcare, emergency medical services, emergency management, and public safety – work together to support emergency response and recovery operations. As part of this coordinated effort, the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center (MIC) is activated in the City of Boston to serve as the department operations center for the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), as well as the multi-agency coordinating center for public health and healthcare partners supporting the response to and recovery from emergencies. The MIC is operated by BPHC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP), and supports three mission areas: to provide situational awareness and information sharing, to coordinate resource needs for City of Boston public health and healthcare partners, and to coordinate human service needs for City of Boston partners and residents.

This training will review core concepts to prepare participants for interacting with the MIC during an incident response and recovery. Participants will gain an understanding of when the MIC may be activated and its role in public health and healthcare response and recovery.

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

  1. Identify the purpose of the course.
  2. Summarize the public health and healthcare emergency response and recovery structure in the City of Boston and within state and federal systems.
  3. Define the three mission areas of the MIC.
  4. Describe how the Incident Command System (ICS) is utilized in the MIC.
  5. Describe the MIC activation levels, types of activation, and MIC support capabilities.
  6. Identify how the MIC may support the operations of public health and healthcare partners during emergency response and recovery.
  7. Summarize the course.

Target Audience:
Public health and healthcare partners supporting health and medical coordinating coalitions in MBHSR

Accreditation:
Application has been made for 1.0 hours of MA OEMS EMT credits at all levels. 

This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 1.2 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

Faculty:
Benjamin McNeil, MS
Associate Director, Healthcare System Preparedness, Response & Recovery
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Ella Noor
Program Manager, Response & Recovery Operations
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Funding:
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 is supported with federal funding from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit our funding page.

Webinar Date

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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