Overview and Purpose:
From storms to droughts, wildfires to floods or accidents to epidemics, disasters occur nearly every day in the United States, and the frequency is increasing. How many people are hurt or even killed by such disasters depends on the severity of the event, but also on a healthcare system’s ability to respond to ensure the ill and injured are treated effectively and efficiently.
This webinar will provide information about how to support, coordinate and manage healthcare system emergency preparedness, including mitigation, response and recovery for hazard emergencies and disasters.
This presentation is applicable to all healthcare settings, but will have a long-term care emphasis.
Chris Crabtree, DrPH, CEM, CEPD
Chris Crabtree is the director of Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management and team commander for Kalawao Rescue, a deployable, non-federal, all-hazards disaster medical response and recovery team that is capable of activating and deploying a 10-person medical strike team within two to four hours of request. Chris is dedicated to strengthening health care system resiliency and committed to better preparing health care organizations and facilities in mitigating against, responding to and recovering from major emergencies and disasters through sustainable means.
Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.