News coverage of NETEC’s annual readiness visit with Spokane Sacred Heart Hospital, the Region 10 regional treatment center.
The Spokesman Review: Not just a drill: Sacred Heart Medical Center simulates transporting patients with Ebola to new special pathogens unit
From April 10 – 13, ASPR participated in the Operation Tranquil Shift exercise to test our nation’s ability to provide safe medical transport for multiple American citizens who have been exposed to Ebola while abroad. In this scenario, a cluster of 11 American healthcare workers were exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone. During the exercise, the mock patients were transported back to the United States using specialized biocontainment units known as the Aeromedical Biological Containment System (ABCS) and the Containerized Bio-Containment System (CBCS). View more photos of the exercise.
Once transported, the […]
NETEC held a two-day training event April 27 and 28, 2017, in Atlanta. The session provided training on emerging infectious disease preparedness, and the agenda included sessions on leadership, train-the-trainer model and emergency management.
This simulation course, held April 3 and 4, 2017, in New York City, provided an opportunity for clinicians to obtain hands on practice of several essential skills of caring for patients with EVD and other special pathogens with a focus on providing safe and effective care. Clinicians performed numerous skills in their personal protective equipment (PPE).
The Emerging Infectious Disease Preparedness Training, held March 21 and 22, 2017, in Omaha, covered such topics as pathogens of concern, standard operating procedures, hands-on simulation skills Sessions, emergency management, leadership strategies to sustain readiness, and state and regional operational planning.