DelValle Institute Archived Webinars

The DelValle Institute is pleased to provide access to previously delivered webinars on a variety of emergency preparedness and response topics. Webinars are listed alphabetically. Presenter affiliations and degrees listed for each webinar were accurate at the time of delivery. Please email any questions or comments on these webinars to delvalle@bphc.org


Archived Webinars

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2013


Assessing Readiness: Emergency Management Capability Assessment for Healthcare

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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) identified a need to evaluate the readiness of its 140 medical centers and their affiliated Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) with the goal of making the VHA the most resilient healthcare system in the world. This resulted in the Emergency Management Capability Assessment Program (EMCAP).

This system evaluates emergency management efforts comprising up to 71 capabilities. The capabilities range across the full spectrum of activities that could be expected to support emergency management activities from the program level, to medical surge, to resiliency and continuity. Each capability is evaluated against a scoring tool that delineates each capability into observable elements. To ensure that all healthcare activities that could be affected by emergency management are assessed, the medical centers’ CBOCs, Home Based Primary Care programs, specialty outpatient services, etc., are included in the evaluation process.

In this webinar, the initiation, development and evolution of the EMCAP program and corresponding institutional learning will be reviewed including how to use and adapt EMCAP assessment tool for your own organization. The EMCAP approach and tool, initially developed by Booze Allen Hamilton and then modified by the VHA to more specifically target their needs, could be used by any healthcare system to evaluate its own readiness and resiliency, enabling Emergency Managers to objectively articulate the status of their emergency preparedness program and clearly define preparedness gaps.



Original Air Date: May 30, 2013

Runtime: 51 minutes

Presenter: 
Bill Vieth, 
Veteran's Health Administration Office of Emergency Management

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The Basics of Bio-Personal Protective Equipment

The Basics of Bio-Personal Protective EquipmentThis webinar, hosted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC), will educate Community Health Center and other ambulatory outpatient care staff in the selection and use of biological personal protective equipment (PPE). Topics will include: Identifying certified PPE, sizing and fitting, and the importance of proper donning and doffing techniques. This one-hour webinar will present the latest information regarding the selection, sizing, and use of PPE for biological application.



Original Air Date:
 
February 24, 2016

Runtime: 58 minutes

Presenters:
Lt. Brian Pomodoro, EMT-IC
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services

Tina Wright
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers


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Emerging Infectious Diseases and Personal Protective Equipment for Community Health Centers

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Personal Protective Equipment for Community Health CentersThis webinar, hosted by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC), will present considerations specific to biologic personal protective equipment (PPE), particularly in the treatment of patients with suspected emerging infectious diseases (EIDs). This could include Ebola, MERS, SARS and Meningococcal illnesses. Topics will include: Selection of PPE, Safe Donning and Doffing Techniques, Limitations of Bio-PPE, and Safe Practices in Patient Management. The webinar will be live and there will be the opportunity to question the presenters.



Original Air Date:
 
March 23, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour

Presenters:
Lt. Brian Pomodoro, EMT-IC
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services

Tina Wright
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers


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The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals: Meeting the New Training Requirements

Globally Harmonized SystemBy December 1, 2013, over 43 million workers across the country will need to be trained on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The GHS, which is being implemented worldwide, provides standardized label elements assigned by hazard class and category as well as a harmonized format of safety data sheets (SDS). To improve the safety and health of workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has modified the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to bring the United States into alignment with this new system.
This awareness level webinar provides an overview of the GHS implementation in the United States, and summarizes the OSHA training requirements for the December 1st, 2013 compliance deadline. 



Original Air Date:
 
November 13, 2013

Runtime: 42 minutes

Presenters:
Matthew Matosic and Lt. Brian Pomodoro,
Office of Public Health Preparedness

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Healthcare Safety Officer in Incident Response

Healthcare Safety Officer in Incident Response During an incident response, deployment of Safety Officer positions is critical to ensuring staff and patient safety. This one-hour webinar reviews the role, responsibilities, and authority of the Safety Officers within the Incident Command System specific to the healthcare setting, including hospitals, community health centers, and long term care facilities. 



Original Air Date: 
February 6, 2014

Runtime: 58 minutes

Presenters:
Jeanette McGillicuddy, Brockton Signature Hospital

Lt. Brian Pomodoro, DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness

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HIPAA In Emergencies: The Federal Perspective

HIPAA In Emergencies PhotoDuring this webinar, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will discuss the role of HIPAA through the response and recovery phases of an emergency. The information provided in this webinar will assist organizations in the decision-making process when presented with a request for patient information. In addition, this webinar will include guidance on sharing patient information with appropriate entities to support recovery efforts following an emergency. The content will incorporate lessons learned and best practices from recent emergencies throughout the country.



Original Air Date:
 
January 15, 2014

Runtime: 53 minutes

Presenters: 
Kevin J. Horahan, JD, MPH, NR-P,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Office of Policy and Planning, Division of Health System Policy

Susan L. Rhodes, JD,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights

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How to Start a Respiratory Protection Program

How to Start a Respiratory Protection ProgramThis webinar will present the elements of a respiratory protection program (RPP) and how to access resources to assist in developing and maintaining the program. Participants will receive basic knowledge in the selection of respiratory protection equipment, how to perform respiratory fit testing, and how to write and administer the program.



Original Air Date:
 December 14
, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes

Presenters:
Lt. Brian Pomodoro, EMT-IC
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services

Gina Hale
Environmental Specialist
Tufts Medical Center


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Managing Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, Future Webinar #1 Core Concepts

Managing Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, Future Webinar #1 Core Concepts When a new disease presents itself, public health and healthcare workers must respond while facing challenges beyond what is involved in traditional infectious disease management. The unique challenges of emerging infectious diseases include an increased need for trust and communication with the public, personal protective measures, and collaboration with colleagues across agencies and disciplines. New diseases often cause an amount of fear and miscommunication, due to the unknown aspects of the disease, and changing guidelines as we learn more about it. Each time we see a new disease, or the reemergence of an old one, it can feel as if we are learning anew. Yet, there are sound practices that we have learned over time relating to both protecting responder health and safety and managing the system-wide response.

What are the common themes that occur repeatedly with EID response? Although EID’s come with a number of unknowns, what evidence-based practices can we turn to that we are certain are effective? This webinar will introduce these challenges and review foundational concepts that will be expanded upon for the remainder of the training series.



Original Air Date:
August 9, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes

Presenters:

Alfred DeMaria, Jr., M.D.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

M. Anita Barry, MD, MPH
Boston Public Health Commission

Mea E. Allen
Boston Public Health Commission

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Managing Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, Future Webinar #2 Learning From the Past

Managing Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, Future Webinar #2 Learning From the Past As with any type of hazard, it is imperative that we draw upon experience from past outbreaks to build collective wisdom and foster continual improvement. With emerging infectious diseases, this is particularly challenging given that such outbreaks often occur years apart and in distant communities all over the world.

This webinar will examine best practices and weaknesses uncovered from EID response efforts in recent decades, such as the SARS outbreak in 2003, the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and Ebola, among others. Participants will learn how EID response efforts from our recent past can be applied to better prepare us to respond to future EID epidemics.



Original Air Date:
August 24, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour 2 minutes

Presenters:

Jeffrey K. Griffiths, MD, AB, MPH&TM
Tufts University

Mea E. Allen, MS
Boston Public Health Commission

Ashley Miller, MPH
Boston Public Health Commission

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Managing Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, Future Webinar #3 Examining the Present

Managing Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Past, Present, Future Webinar #3 Examining the PresentIn September 2014, the first Ebola patient in the US was diagnosed in Dallas. From the day of that diagnosis, and for weeks afterward, public health, healthcare, and EMS agencies in Dallas County were working in a context very different from the day-to-day routine. Join us for a look behind the scenes of the multi-agency response, including how lessons observed in 2014 are informing planning and response actions today.



Original Air Date:
September 7, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes

Presenters:

Wendy Chung, MD
Dallas County Health and Human Services

Marshal Isaacs, MD, FACEP
Dallas Fire-Rescue Department

Norman Seals
Dallas Fire-Rescue Department

Dr. Sophia Dyer, MD, FACEP
Boston EMS, BPD, BFD

Mea E. Allen, MS
Boston Public Health Commission

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Mitigating Violence in Healthcare Facilities

Mitigating Violence in Healthcare Facilities Violence is an all too common reality in the healthcare setting. This one-hour webinar delivered by specialists in healthcare facility security and crisis prevention will address techniques that may be used to recognize and short-circuit a violent situation before it happens. Participants will learn methods to identify possibly combative patients and guests in the healthcare setting, techniques to use that may prevent a violent situation from escalating, and procedures to use on a combative person. The webinar will conclude with a review of potential effects of violence on staff.



Original Air Date:
June 7, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes

Presenters:
Lt. Brian Pomodoro, EMT-IC
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Boston Emergency Medical Services

Monica Wynne
Baystate Health


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Marathon Use of the Emergency Tracking System (ETS)

Marathon Use of the Emergency Tracking System (ETS)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.



Original Air Date:
 
March 29, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour

Presenters: 
Ashley Miller, MPH
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Stacey Kokaram, MPH
Office of Public Health Preparedness

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Patient Tracking: Behind the Scenes of Family Reunification and Patient Support

Patient Tracking Webinar ThumbnailFrom low technology paper and pencil systems to more advanced electronic systems, patient tracking plays a critical role in reunifying families and providing resources for long term support. In this webinar, the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH) Emergency Management Committee and the Office of Public Health Preparedness (OPHP) will outline patient tracking methods used in Metropolitan Boston, and describe the larger structure in which patient tracking is integrated, including the work of the Stephen M. Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center. Examples from the 2013 Boston Bombings will be used to illustrate the importance of patient tracking in providing patient care. In addition, the webinar will detail the use, value, and security of sharing patient location information with approved parties. 



Original Air Date: 
March 27, 2014

Runtime:  1 hour 5 minutes

Presenters: 
Sejal Vashi, MS, MPH,
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Alison Parmar, JD,
COBTH Emergency Management Committee Chair

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Planning for Real: Emergency Planning Focused on the Needs of People

Diverse Needs Webinar ThumbnailIn this webinar, participants will learn approaches for emergency planning to meet the needs of people who are most impacted by disasters. Hurricane Sandy represents the most recent example of the continued gaps in planning for people who are most vulnerable, underserved, and underrepresented (referred to by FEMA as people with access and functional needs). This webinar will review categories of people at risk, how to approach development of a community profile, and application of community profiles to emergency planning to reflects those individuals most at risk.

 



Original Air Date: 
March 28, 2013

Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes

Presenters:
S. Atyia Martin, MPS, EMT-B,
Office of Public Health Preparedness


Rebecca Phillips, MSSW,
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness

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Ready or Not? Evacuation and Sheltering Following Superstorm Sandy

Ready or Not Webinar ThumbnailOn October 27, 2012, the Nassau County Executive issued an order for the mandatory evacuation of the coastal regions of the County in response to the anticipated landfall of Superstorm Sandy. This executive order resulted in the transfer of individuals from one acute care hospital, five skilled nursing facilities, dozens of adult homes and a general population of over 200,000 community residents. The Nassau County Health Department served as the lead County agency responsible for healthcare facility evacuation and special needs sheltering. This webinar will identify lessons learned and best practices in planning, management and operation of evacuation and sheltering and the integration of the Health Department within the local, State and Federal emergency response systems.



Original Air Date:
 
May 21, 2013

Runtime: 1 hour 4 minutes

Presenters: 
Ann DeSimone, RN, BS, EMT-B and Shelly Schechter, APRN, BC, 
Nassau County Department of Health

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Use of the City of Boston WebEOC for ESF #8

Use of the City of Boston WebEOC for ESF #8This one hour webinar provides an overview of the City of Boston WebEOC system. Participants will learn how to access and navigate WebEOC boards relevant to ESF #8, and also craft and post clear, concise messages that comply with standards for protected and sensitive information. In addition, updates made to WebEOC in the last year will be reviewed. The course will be lecture driven with demo injects and knowledge checks. A quick reference guide will be given to students to direct their use of WebEOC during incidents following the training. A drill of the WebEOC system will follow this training to assess participants’ knowledge of the course concepts.



Original Air Date:
 
March 31, 2016

Runtime: 46 minutes

Presenters:
Ashley Miller, MPH
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Benjamin McNeil, MS
Office of Public Health Preparedness


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What Your PIO Wants You To Know

What Does you PIO Want You To Know What would you do if a reporter or media outlet called you at work, asking you to comment on your response to the latest Zika case in your town? How would you respond to a high ranking official demanding to know the condition of a child just brought to your hospital? Healthcare and public health employees are often seen as the first point of contact by the media, patients, and the general public looking for information when an incident emerges.

This one-hour webinar will prepare public health and healthcare officials to react appropriately should they be approached by the media, city or public health officials, or loved ones of patients. Participants will learn how to respond appropriately to requests, without releasing critical information, and how to frame responses in a way that reflects well on their respective organizations. Participants will also learn how to forward information requests to the most appropriate people in their organizations designated to provide critical information to the public.



Original Air Date:
April 26, 2016

Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes

Presenters:
Ashley Miller
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Ché Knight
Boston Public Health Commission


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