National Incident Management System
Is designed to the template of the National Incident Management System
National Response Plan (NRP)
Shoulder height for console viewing
Staffing for a 24X7 post
at least 4.2 FTEs
Reason for creation of NIMS
*To ensure consistent doctrinal framework exists for all incidents at all jurisdictional levels
* Integrates effective practices in preparedness and response
* Enables all responders to work together
* No matter cause, size or complexity of the disaster or terrorist event
Standardized procedures, equipment certification standards, interoperable communications, training and personnel qualification
Some benefits of the National Incident Management System
Preliminary and Follow-Up
Two phases of an investigation
Proceed to the scene as quickly as possible
One of the most important considerations during a preliminary investigation
Provides the framework for federal interaction with state, local, tribal governments, NGOs and the private sector in the context of disaster preparedness, response and recovery activities
It distinguishes between incidents of national significance and the majority of incidents that are handled by responsible jurisdictions.
The National Response Plan (NRP)
A majority of security investigations are non-criminal
Applicant/promotional background checks, audits, spot checks and various employee issues
Nonincident-Driven Investigative Activity
1) A federal department has requested assistance from hoemland security
2) Local authorities are overwhelmed, federal assistance has been requested
3) More than one federal department has become substantially involved in the incident
4) The secretary of homeland security has been directed to assume responsibility for the incident by the president.
Four criteria for defining incidents of national significance
Threats or incidents related to high-profile, large-scale events that present high-probability targets such as national special security events (NSSEs)
An example of an incident of national significance.
managed care organizations
A reason for the recent spread of nonhospital care facilities into the community
newspapers,city and regional magazines, local trade and business publications, state bureau's of national wire services, local radio and TV stations, local cable, public broadcasting, and PIOs on military bases.
FEMA's core media list
By virtue of their service, ____________ can serve as the first line of surveillance for emerging health ans safety problems.
Misnomer. Bullet resistant glass is proper name
polycaronate material placed between regular glass
Process called lamination
Bullet resistance is determined by
thickness of glass
Incandescent lumens per Watt
The securing of a healthcare facility is often described as:
a system of perimeters
Fire prevention is divided into two primary areas:
-- Administration of building and systems management functions
-- Administration of the fire prevention plan
Fire-related in health-care facilities
One of the most widespread disasters in many countries around the world
Technique used by many countries to respond to flooding
River and strean guages to provide flooding information and warnings
Collapsed bridges and buildings,disrupted gas and phone service, landslides, fires, tsunamis
Some of the damage caused by earthquakes
Focus on resource efficiency and elimination of unproductive work
The Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals
Contains EP (Elements of Performance) and security standards
Focuses on eliminating waste and other "non-value-added" activity
A fundamental role is to determine that conditions are normal and to serve as a deterrent to negative behavior
The Three-Fold Mission of DHS
1) Protect the nation from further terrorist attacks
2) Reduce the nation's vulnerability to terrorism
3) Minimize the damage from potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Lifting alone, trying to stop patient from falling, multiple lifting per shift, inadequate training, lifting bariatric patients, etc.
Common sources of back injuries
The most common PPE found in healthcare
These are essential to the development of a successful Environmental Safety and Health program
1) The Needs Assessment
2) The Workplace Analysis
What is NOT taught?
What is taught...Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression...Disaster Medical Operations...Light Search and Rescue...
Disaster Psychology and Team Organization...
Course Review and Disaster Simulation
CERT preparing citizens includes
- Present citizens with the facts, what can they expect in terms of immediate services?
-Send message about their responsibility when it comes to mitigation...Train in life-saving and decison-making skills..
Organize teams to supplement first responders..and help immediate victims until professional services arrive..
2003, cost of injuries, according to the National Safety Council...
Injuries and illnessess $156.2 billion
$35,500 per case
$2.1 million per hospital
2003...the most frequently cited standard was
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)
Fire Prevention Assistance Act (2000)
First effort by Congress to support the nation's paid and volunteer fire departments
Fire Grant Program
2001, initiated by FEMA, provided $100 million in snall grants to local fire departments
When does the recovery process begin?
This function often begins in the initial hours and days following a disaster event and can continue for months, and in some cases years, depending on the severity of the event.
Disaster Relief Act 1974- who had the most power?
-- HUD, through the FIA and disaster assistance administration, temporary housing, disaster response, etc.)
-- On the military side, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers