South Central Kansas Health & Medical Symposium
For All Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF-8) Agencies
March 8, 2017
The South Central Kansas Health Care Coalition, In Collaboration With The South Central Regional Homeland Security Council And Other Regional Partners, Is Proud To Present The 6th Annual South Central Kansas Health And Medical Symposium.
The Health And Medical Symposium Provides A Chance For South Central Kansas Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF-8) Partners To Learn How Other ESF8 Disciplines Plan To Respond During A Large Disaster / Incident.
Exchange Lessons Learned And Best Practices
Understand How The Different ESF-8 Disciplines Integrate Into A Disaster Response
Gain An Understanding Of Available ESF-8 Resources
Share And Understand Roles And Responsibilities Of Partner Agencies
Obtain Knowledge About Proper Resource Request Processes
Understand Disaster Related Safety And Health Issues
Frank Patterson: Emergency Management Coordinator for City of Waco/McLennan County and Incident Commander during the Type I West Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion on April 17, 2013.
Cara Gluck: Oklahoma State Department of Health Preparedness Response Planner and ESF-8 Coordinator during the Moore OK Tornado, May 27, 2013.
Leading an ESF8 Response - Explain the benefits and difficulties of inter agency leadership and recognize the leadership traits and skills necessary to lead a disaster response.
Fatality Management - Explain the thresholds and triggers for activation of mass fatality response, understanding the different thresholds/triggers across jurisdictions. Outline KFDA and DMORT resources and procedures for a mass fatality event.
Crisis Communications - Explain the principles of crisis communications. Identify common difficulties and mistakes in crisis communications.
Bio/Environmental Surveillance/Responder Health and Safety - Understand the difficulties of biological/environmental surveillance in large-scale exposure incidents and how EPA would support state and local public health officials during a biological incident.
Coordinating ESF8 Operations - Understand and explain the best practices in integrating and coordinating ESF 8 into large-scale disaster response.
Medical Surge - Understand the different medical surge resources and responses. Explain how the needed medical surge may differ with different causes, locations and injury types. Explain the best practices for communication between EMS and hospitals.
Animal Response - Identify the unique needs of small- and large-animal disaster response as well as define the resources that are available to assist.
Children In Disasters - Identify the available resources specific to helping children in disasters. Understand the preparation and response considerations specific to children. Explain the age-specific needs in events.
Medical Countermeasures - Understand the available resources and proper request procedures, including CHEMPAKS, SNS, Push Packs, and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).
Integrating Spiritual & Behavioral Health Services - Explain how to integrate faith-based support organizations with other behavioral health organizations and the Red Cross. Understand the need for both short and long term support. Understand the available resources, including their importance, proper usage, and access procedures.
Date: March 8, 2017
On Site Registration: 7:30am – 8:30am
Event Time: 8:30am - 4:15 pm
Location: WSU Hughes
5015 E 29th N
Wichita KS, 67220
Cost: No Charge
Lunch Is Provided: Please contact email@example.com if you have dietary restrictions I.e. vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.
Symposium Topics Are Applicable To:
Emergency Medical Services
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
Partners who work with ESF-8
All organizations and agencies with a role in ESF-8
Lunch will be provided to attendees of the symposium. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have dietary restrictions I.e. vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.
Through the South Central Kansas Homeland Security Council, hotel accommodations are available for symposium attendees that are traveling over 50 miles. Mileage reimbursements will be available to those that are traveling over 50 miles, unable to cover those costs through local grants, and who drive their personal vehicles.
Registration is open to the South Central Kansas Region ONLY, until January 15, 2017. Registration will be opened up to the remainder of the State at that time.
6.0 Contact Hours Will Be Offered For Individuals Seeking CEU's