From: Leslie Taylor, iTEMA, Chief Health Officer of Preparedness and Response/Senior Liaison to American Red Cross
iTEMA sends executive staff to FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP, established in 1998 is a national training center providing first responders, emergency managers and healthcare professionals education in disaster preparedness and response. The high-quality education includes training interrorism, bioterrorism and natural disasters with classroom presentations, break-out sessions and an exercise/simulation.
The four-day course in Framework for Healthcare Emergency Management (FRAME) will comprise of “an overview of relevant standards, regulations and organizations; integration with agencies and stakeholders; the Incident Command System (ICS) as it applies to healthcare; plans and the planning process; facility and personnel preparedness; exercises and training; surge and related mass casualty issues (including patient care and/or ethics, evacuation, public affairs, and risk communications), recovery, and finances/reimbursement.”
iTEMA is dedicated to providing staff members with continuing education opportunities to advance professional knowledge and skills and learn from other professionals in their chosen fields.
For more information on this course and others provided by the CDP visit their website at https://cdp.dhs.gov/about/