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Disaster Response And Respiratory Care Disaster Response And Respiratory Care

Objectives n n Understand the universal characteristics of disasters and the components of an Objectives n n Understand the universal characteristics of disasters and the components of an all hazards approach to disaster management involving healthcare practitioners. Demonstrate understanding of the role of Respiratory Therapists in disaster response and emergency management; and, describe the role of Respiratory Therapists as volunteers for disaster response.

Objectives n n n Explain the various levels of equipment and support Respiratory Therapists Objectives n n n Explain the various levels of equipment and support Respiratory Therapists will utilize in responding to mass casualty incidents and disasters. Discuss the implication of Pandemic Influenza as it relates to planning and response capability and capacity. Describe the impact of Bioterrorism and manmade disasters to health care systems, providers, and disaster preparedness plans.

What’s The Fuss? What’s The Fuss?

How Do We Respond To This… How Do We Respond To This…

So We Don’t Feel Like This… So We Don’t Feel Like This…

Disaster Characteristics n n n Increased death, injury, illness that can’t be managed Coordination Disaster Characteristics n n n Increased death, injury, illness that can’t be managed Coordination public, government, and private organizations Equal triage distribution Notification of family Evacuation/Sheltering of evacuees

Disaster Characteristics n n Media attention Heightened security; crime scene Immediate and long term Disaster Characteristics n n Media attention Heightened security; crime scene Immediate and long term emotional support Significant property damage

Impact of Disasters n In the past 20 years “Although the yearly death totals Impact of Disasters n In the past 20 years “Although the yearly death totals from disaster declined by approximately 30%, the number of people affected by disaster increased 59%” (AARC Times. 2006. p. 8)

Consequence Management n The objective of consequence management is: ¨ Provide support ¨ Save Consequence Management n The objective of consequence management is: ¨ Provide support ¨ Save lives ¨ Relieve suffering ¨ Mitigate further harm

Preparedness Cycle Exercise Plan Equip Health systems will be prepared through a continuous cycle Preparedness Cycle Exercise Plan Equip Health systems will be prepared through a continuous cycle of planning, equipping, training and exercising. Train

P. E. T. E. n Plan ¨ Public n Health Preparedness Strategic Plan Equip P. E. T. E. n Plan ¨ Public n Health Preparedness Strategic Plan Equip ¨ Ventilators, n Train ¨ OSHA, n PPE, Pharmaceuticals, etc… DHS, Other Exercise ¨ Local, Regional, Statewide, Interstate, National

Public Health Response County Health Departments Pre-hospital Outpatient Services Hospitals Pharmacies Laboratories Mortuary Services Public Health Response County Health Departments Pre-hospital Outpatient Services Hospitals Pharmacies Laboratories Mortuary Services Health Care System Surge Capacity

Domestic Security Regions n n n n Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region Domestic Security Regions n n n n Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4 Region 5 Region 6 Region 7

Integrated Plans n Federal ¨ National n Response Framework (NRF) Supported by National Incident Integrated Plans n Federal ¨ National n Response Framework (NRF) Supported by National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) ¨ Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) Provides guidance n Integrated and coordinated response n Emergency Support Functions (ESF-8) n Follows NRF n

Integrated Plans n State ¨ Florida Department of Health Bomb, Blast, Burn (B 3) Integrated Plans n State ¨ Florida Department of Health Bomb, Blast, Burn (B 3) n Biological (B 4) n Pandemic Influenza n Public Health and Medical Preparedness Strategic Plan 2007 -2010 n ¨ County CEMP Plans ¨ Hospital CEMP Plans

Goal of Surge Thinking n Maximize survival for all players! n Minimize morbidity! n Goal of Surge Thinking n Maximize survival for all players! n Minimize morbidity! n Maximize resource utilization! n Will require new thinking!

Natural Disasters Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters Tornadoes n Forest Fires n Floods n Blizzards n Cyclones/Typhoon n Hurricanes Natural Disasters Tornadoes n Forest Fires n Floods n Blizzards n Cyclones/Typhoon n Hurricanes n Heatwave n Tsunami n Volcanic Eruption n Earthquakes n Mudslides n Limnic Eruption n Draught/Famine n Hail n

Natural Disasters - Florida Hurricanes n Tornadoes n Forest Fires n Flooding n Freezing Natural Disasters - Florida Hurricanes n Tornadoes n Forest Fires n Flooding n Freezing n Sinkholes n Drought n Heatwave n Hail n

Natural Disasters - Florida n 2004 ¨ July 31 to December 3 ¨ 9 Natural Disasters - Florida n 2004 ¨ July 31 to December 3 ¨ 9 Hurricanes; 5 Tropical Storms ¨ Charley, Frances, Jeanne, Ivan n 2005 ¨ June 8 to January 6 ¨ 15 Hurricanes; 12 Tropical Storms ¨ Katrina, Rita

Cost – 2004 Hurricane Season Florida’s hospitals incurred $163. 2 million in unexpected costs Cost – 2004 Hurricane Season Florida’s hospitals incurred $163. 2 million in unexpected costs n Expenses related to facility modifications to reduce damage from future storms would exceed $48 million n Average hospital impact of more than $1 million n Total impact on hospitals > $200 million n

Lessons Learned n n Preparation Facility Planning ¨ Power, Medical Gases, Water, Etc. ¨ Lessons Learned n n Preparation Facility Planning ¨ Power, Medical Gases, Water, Etc. ¨ Flood zone ¨ Material Resources n Communication ¨ Redundancy ¨ Contingency plans ¨ Incident Command!

Lessons Learned n Workforce issues ¨ Adequate n staff Hospital Planning ¨ Incident Command Lessons Learned n Workforce issues ¨ Adequate n staff Hospital Planning ¨ Incident Command ¨ Education/Training Special Needs n Behavior Health n ¨ Patient & Employee

Lessons Learned n Hospital Security ¨ Facility support ¨ Protective measures n n Patient Lessons Learned n Hospital Security ¨ Facility support ¨ Protective measures n n Patient Safety Mutual Aid ¨ Public and private partners n Medivac

Man-Made Disasters Man-Made Disasters

Unintentional / Accidental n Engineering Failures ¨ n Transportation ¨ n n n Planes, Unintentional / Accidental n Engineering Failures ¨ n Transportation ¨ n n n Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Shipping Environmental ¨ n Bridges, Buildings, Dams Oil spills, pollution, waste runoff Explosions Mine disasters Industrial accidents War Fire

Terrorism Terrorism

Poking skunks is dangerous! Poking skunks is dangerous!

Terrorism n The goals of terrorists are to: ¨ Create confusion, fear, chaos, and Terrorism n The goals of terrorists are to: ¨ Create confusion, fear, chaos, and mistrust. ¨ Break down the physical and political infrastructure. ¨ Intimidate, subjugate, and weaken authority.

HOW WILL OUR ENEMIES FIGHT US? UNCLASSIFIED HOW WILL OUR ENEMIES FIGHT US? UNCLASSIFIED

Chemical Biological Radiological A Weapon of Mass Destruction is a device or material specifically Chemical Biological Radiological A Weapon of Mass Destruction is a device or material specifically designed to produce casualties or terror. CBRNE incidents may result from industrial accidents, acts of war, or acts of terrorism. Nuclear Energetics / Explosives

Chemical Agents n n n Mustard gas Sarin Phosgene Cyanide Chlorine Chemical Agents n n n Mustard gas Sarin Phosgene Cyanide Chlorine

Chemical Agents Industrial Chemicals Warfare Agents Choking Agents n Blood Agents n n Blister Chemical Agents Industrial Chemicals Warfare Agents Choking Agents n Blood Agents n n Blister Agents n Nerve Agents

Exposure To Chemicals Routes of exposure ¨ Inhalation, skin contact, ingestion, injection Effect depends Exposure To Chemicals Routes of exposure ¨ Inhalation, skin contact, ingestion, injection Effect depends on dose ¨ Larger dose: earlier and more severe effects ¨ Effects may be immediate or delayed Individual susceptibility varies ¨ Age, chronic illness, medications

Biological Agents: Undetectable by human senses + Prolonged incubation period + Limited surveillance capability Biological Agents: Undetectable by human senses + Prolonged incubation period + Limited surveillance capability = Unrecognized exposure

Bio-threats Biological agents may be: n n n Bacteria Viruses Toxins They are naturally Bio-threats Biological agents may be: n n n Bacteria Viruses Toxins They are naturally occurring and / or can be bioengineered as Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Routes of Transmission n Absorption: ¨ Skin n and mucus membranes Inhalation ¨ Respiratory Routes of Transmission n Absorption: ¨ Skin n and mucus membranes Inhalation ¨ Respiratory n through air droplets Ingestion ¨ Gastrointestinal drink n through consumption of food or Injection ¨ From needle or other object

Vectors n n n Letters / packages Insects / animals Contaminated food / water Vectors n n n Letters / packages Insects / animals Contaminated food / water Contaminated clothing Air via aerosol dissemination device

CDC Category A Agents n n n Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) Botulism (Clostridium botulinum toxin) CDC Category A Agents n n n Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) Botulism (Clostridium botulinum toxin) Plague (Yersinia pestis) Smallpox (Variola major) Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (Filoviruses [e. g. , Ebola, Marburg] and Arenaviruses [e. g. , Lassa, Machupo])

Nuclear / Radiological Agents n Any source that emits radiation Nuclear / Radiological Agents n Any source that emits radiation

Radiation Exposure External – deposited on skin n Internal – inhaled, swallowed, absorbed through Radiation Exposure External – deposited on skin n Internal – inhaled, swallowed, absorbed through skin, or introduced through wounds n ¨ Incorporation of radioactive materials – uptake by body cells, tissues, or organs such as kidney, liver, and bone

Symptoms of Radiation Exposure n n Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Changes in mental status Symptoms of Radiation Exposure n n Nausea Vomiting Diarrhea Changes in mental status

Early Detection n Is your key to limiting potential exposure. n Time is a Early Detection n Is your key to limiting potential exposure. n Time is a huge factor in how much exposure one could receive.

Radiation Penetration Alpha - a Beta - b Gamma - g Image Source http: Radiation Penetration Alpha - a Beta - b Gamma - g Image Source http: //www. awe. co. uk/ Neutron - n

Dirty Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb n The atomic explosions that occurred in Hiroshima and Dirty Bomb vs. Atomic Bomb n The atomic explosions that occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were conventional nuclear weapons involving a fission reaction. n A dirty bomb is designed to spread radioactive material and contaminate a small area.

Terrorist Attacks n n n So called suicide attacks Unfortunate experience and expertise from Terrorist Attacks n n n So called suicide attacks Unfortunate experience and expertise from Israel Use of explosives and shrapnel (bolts, nails, nuts) Predominate injury is lung injury (blast injury) 50% of patients who survive to hospitalization develop ARDS and require mechanical ventilation

Terrorist Attacks n n 20 attacks > 10 wounded Total of 1475 wounded, 92 Terrorist Attacks n n 20 attacks > 10 wounded Total of 1475 wounded, 92 ICU admissions, 80 patients requiring MV 52% of patients had acute lung injury Blast injury is the major mechanism Aschkenasy-Steuer et al Crit Care 2005; 9: 1186

Terrorist Attacks 1983 -2004 all multiple casualty events n 875 patients from 31 events Terrorist Attacks 1983 -2004 all multiple casualty events n 875 patients from 31 events in Jerusalem n Average of 28 patients per event n ICU admission 5% (n=43) - of these 70% had blast lung injury n 73% of patients required mechanical ventilation n Avidan V, J Trauma. 2007 May; 62(5): 1234 -9.

Plausible Scenarios Trauma – natural or man-made n Nerve agents – sarin, tabun, VX, Plausible Scenarios Trauma – natural or man-made n Nerve agents – sarin, tabun, VX, soman n Pulmonary Irritants – phosgene, ammonia n Biologic Agents – plague, tularemia, anthrax, botulism n Radiologic Events – nuclear weapon, dirty bomb n

Plausible Scenarios SCENARIO TIME TO MV DURATION OF MV VICTIMS NEED FOR MV Immediate Plausible Scenarios SCENARIO TIME TO MV DURATION OF MV VICTIMS NEED FOR MV Immediate Days to weeks < 100 Hemo – pneumothorax, blast injury, burns smoke inhalation Nerve Agent Immediate Hours Up to 1000 Paralysis, bronchospasm, bronchorrhea Pulmonary Irritants Hours Days to weeks Up to 1000 ARDS, pulmonary edema, airway injury Biologics Hours to days Days to weeks Ø 1000 ARDS, hemorrhagic pulmonary edema Radiologic Days to weeks Hundreds Traumatic lung injury, sepsis, Trauma Rubinson L, Biosecur Bioterror. 2006; 4(2): 183 -94.

Vulnerabilities n Hard Targets Military instillations ¨ Government buildings ¨ Secure Areas ¨ n Vulnerabilities n Hard Targets Military instillations ¨ Government buildings ¨ Secure Areas ¨ n Soft Targets Hospitals ¨ Schools ¨ Churches ¨

Prevention Efforts n Rely on: ¨ Federal, State, & Local Law Enforcement Agencies ¨ Prevention Efforts n Rely on: ¨ Federal, State, & Local Law Enforcement Agencies ¨ Hospital Hazard Vulnerability Assessments ¨ Accreditation and Regulatory Authorities ¨ Diligence, Observation, Reporting ¨ Safety Committees >>> Performance Improvement

Probability vs. Impact NUCLEAR WEAPON BIOLOGICAL AGENT IMPROVISED NUCLEAR DEVICE POTENTIAL IMPACT RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL Probability vs. Impact NUCLEAR WEAPON BIOLOGICAL AGENT IMPROVISED NUCLEAR DEVICE POTENTIAL IMPACT RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL PROBABILITY/LIKELIHOOD CHEMICAL AGENT OR TOXIC INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL

Pandemic Influenza Pandemic Influenza

Is it here yet? Is it here yet?

Natural Biologic Threat n What is a pandemic? ¨ The spread of disease over Natural Biologic Threat n What is a pandemic? ¨ The spread of disease over a wide geographic area affecting much of the population

Natural Biologic Threat n Pandemic Influenza ¨ Increased morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) ¨ Natural Biologic Threat n Pandemic Influenza ¨ Increased morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) ¨ Social disruption ¨ Economic disruption

Seasonal vs. Pandemic Flu n Seasonal n Pandemic ¨ Yearly ¨ Rarely ¨ Familiar Seasonal vs. Pandemic Flu n Seasonal n Pandemic ¨ Yearly ¨ Rarely ¨ Familiar ¨ New virus ¨ Mild/Moderate Symptoms ¨ Very young, very old; Health problems ¨ Vaccine available virus ¨ Severe symptoms ¨ Healthy people ¨ No vaccine

Influenza Disease Characteristics Inflammation of the respiratory system n Headache n Fever n Chills Influenza Disease Characteristics Inflammation of the respiratory system n Headache n Fever n Chills n Cough n Muscle aches n Several days sick, several weeks recovering n

Pan Flu Stats n Pandemic Influenza ¨ History 1918 n 1957 n 1968 n Pan Flu Stats n Pandemic Influenza ¨ History 1918 n 1957 n 1968 n ¨ Frequency ¨ Duration ¨ Worldwide ¨ Waves 50 – 100 million deaths 2 million deaths 1 million deaths ~ every 35 years 1 – 3 years 6 – 9 months, 3 months? 1 – 3, 4 – 8 weeks/wave

National Strategy 1. Stop, slow or otherwise limit the spread of a pandemic to National Strategy 1. Stop, slow or otherwise limit the spread of a pandemic to the United States 2. Limit the domestic spread of a pandemic, and mitigate disease, suffering and death 3. Sustain infrastructure and mitigate impact to the economy and the functioning of society

U. S. Planning Assumptions ¨ Attack rate 35% of population ¨ Treatment rate 25% U. S. Planning Assumptions ¨ Attack rate 35% of population ¨ Treatment rate 25% of population ~75% of cases ¨ Hospitalization rate 10% of cases ¨ Case fatality rate 2% (2% - 50%) ¨ Pre/asymptomatic 30% - 50% (? ) transmission ¨ Incubation period 2 days (1 – 8 days)

Florida Planning Assumptions 1 st Wave/2 nd Wave. Total Cases 3. 2 million 6. Florida Planning Assumptions 1 st Wave/2 nd Wave. Total Cases 3. 2 million 6. 4 million § § Hospitalized (10%) Surge Beds (130%) 320, 000 65, 000 ICU 48, 000 ICU Ventilator 24, 000 Surge Ventilators 5, 000 § Dead (2%) 64, 000 128, 000 Florida population: 18. 3 million 640, 000

Plan Components n n n Rapid Response Isolation & Quarantine Social Distancing Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions Plan Components n n n Rapid Response Isolation & Quarantine Social Distancing Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

On-going Planning Issues n n Community Interventions Hospital Planning Support Alternate Medical Treatment Sites On-going Planning Issues n n Community Interventions Hospital Planning Support Alternate Medical Treatment Sites Mass care with limited supplies and resources

Current Situation Human Deaths* 353 cases, 221 deaths (62. 2% Mortality) n 14 countries Current Situation Human Deaths* 353 cases, 221 deaths (62. 2% Mortality) n 14 countries n Bird Deaths 150 – 200 million bird deaths n >50 countries (Asia, Europe, Africa) n *WHO, 24 January 2008

Respiratory Care Your Role In A Disaster Respiratory Care Your Role In A Disaster

Healthcare Considerations n Adequate bed space Capability and Capacity n ¨ ICU n Workforce Healthcare Considerations n Adequate bed space Capability and Capacity n ¨ ICU n Workforce reduction ¨ Options n n Pharmaceutical stockpiles Material resource utilization n n Continuity of quality Standard of Care Command & Control / Security Plan Infection Control Employee and Community Education Financial Challenge

Healthcare Considerations n External Influences ¨ Social & Economic Disruption ¨ Mutual aid difficulties Healthcare Considerations n External Influences ¨ Social & Economic Disruption ¨ Mutual aid difficulties ¨ School and Child Welfare issues n Internal Influences ¨ Employee Issues n Single parent families n Both parents work in health care n Children sick, parent / employee(s) not working

Hospital Issues n n n Patient Volume High-volume demand for medical attention Competition for Hospital Issues n n n Patient Volume High-volume demand for medical attention Competition for scarce medical resources Impact on caregivers Need for psychological support Need for security

Material Resource Management n n n IV Tubing Lab Resources Pharmaceutical ¨ IV Fluids Material Resource Management n n n IV Tubing Lab Resources Pharmaceutical ¨ IV Fluids ¨ Antibiotics ¨ Antiviral ¨ Vaccine n n n Mechanical Ventilators Medical Gas supply Food Services Environmental Service supplies Linens

The Gas Source Issue The Gas Source Issue

The Gas Source Issue § What is the best source of oxygen? § What The Gas Source Issue § What is the best source of oxygen? § What about home health agencies and their patients? § Power is an issue!

Necessary Ventilator Features for Each Scenario? Where will mechanical ventilation be performed? n Who Necessary Ventilator Features for Each Scenario? Where will mechanical ventilation be performed? n Who will perform mechanical ventilation? n Where will the gas supply come form? n How long will it last? n Does the ventilator’s capabilities match the needs of the patient, skill of the operator? n

Necessary Ventilator Features for Each Scenario? n n n Most mass casualty injuries result Necessary Ventilator Features for Each Scenario? n n n Most mass casualty injuries result in ARDS All scenarios except nerve agent exposure require constant volume delivery, control of airway pressures, monitoring, alarms, and control of PEEP and FIO 2 When nerve agents result in paralysis – airway control and short term ventilation – “good air in – bad air out” may be all that is necessary

Ventilator Characteristics n n n FDA approved for adults/peds Ability to operate without compressed Ventilator Characteristics n n n FDA approved for adults/peds Ability to operate without compressed gas Battery life 4 hrs Volume control CMV and IMV PEEP to 20 cm H 2 O n n Utilize both high and low pressure O 2 sources Control of RR, PEEP, VT, Flow or I: E Monitor Paw and VT Alarms ¨ Disconnect, apnea, high/low pressure, high pressure source gas disconnect

Ventilator Characteristics n n n Rugged Light weight (<10 kg) Easy to use Gas Ventilator Characteristics n n n Rugged Light weight (<10 kg) Easy to use Gas consumption -low Battery life - long Easy to trigger n n < $10 K Vendor support and longevity Maintenance Training

Critical Factors n n In a MCI – many patients will need ventilation exceeding Critical Factors n n In a MCI – many patients will need ventilation exceeding not only equipment but staff capabilities Likely that critical care RRT will supervise noncritical care RRT and others in care of the ventilated patients The ventilator must have adequate alarms and monitoring The ventilator must have a simple interface and be easy to use

Specific Devices Specific Devices

Concerns n n Education and training Universal response Decentralization of supplies and equipment Operability Concerns n n Education and training Universal response Decentralization of supplies and equipment Operability in MCI environments n n n n Safety Age capability Compensation Legal protection Communications Vulnerable Populations Volunteerism

FEHVR n n Florida Emergency Health Volunteer Registry, the Florida Department of Health online FEHVR n n Florida Emergency Health Volunteer Registry, the Florida Department of Health online system for health care providers and other private volunteers. https: //www. servfl. com/

Medical Reserve Corps n Mission: To augment local community health and medical services with Medical Reserve Corps n Mission: To augment local community health and medical services with pre-identified, trained and credentialed volunteers during emergency medical operations and vital public health activities. n Purpose: The Florida Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Network was established for the purpose of effectively facilitating the use of health professional volunteers in local, state, and federal emergency responses in every county within Florida.

Licensure Renewal Statement n If you are renewing to active status, would you be Licensure Renewal Statement n If you are renewing to active status, would you be available to provide health care services in special needs shelters or to help staff disaster medical assistance teams during times of emergency or major disaster? □ Yes

Other Issues Other Issues

Disaster Implications n Communities ¨ Food, Water, Shelter ¨ Power ¨ Economic and Social Disaster Implications n Communities ¨ Food, Water, Shelter ¨ Power ¨ Economic and Social Disruption ¨ Child Safety ¨ Domestic Animals ¨ Personal Property Damage

Disaster Implications n Patient Populations ¨ Food, Water, Shelter ¨ Power for medical equipment Disaster Implications n Patient Populations ¨ Food, Water, Shelter ¨ Power for medical equipment ¨ Medications ¨ Renal Dialysis ¨ Increase hospital surge!

Healthcare Impacts n n n n Road Closures Hospital Closures / Evacuation Workforce Shortage Healthcare Impacts n n n n Road Closures Hospital Closures / Evacuation Workforce Shortage Resource Management HVAC Water, Food Sanitation

Supplies Management n Surrounding Issues ¨ Just-In-Time Inventory ¨ Access n Equipment & Supplies Supplies Management n Surrounding Issues ¨ Just-In-Time Inventory ¨ Access n Equipment & Supplies ¨ Vent Circuits ¨ Aerosol and Humidity ¨ Medications ¨ Oxygen Supplies ¨ Other Medical Supplies

Infrastructure Support n Mutual Aid Agreements ¨ Vendor Agreements ¨ Hospital Agreements ¨ Government Infrastructure Support n Mutual Aid Agreements ¨ Vendor Agreements ¨ Hospital Agreements ¨ Government Agreements Local (i. e. – City, Municipality, County) n Regional n State / Inter-State n Federal n

Infrastructure Support n Workforce & Staffing ¨ Personal Plan ¨ PPE n n n Infrastructure Support n Workforce & Staffing ¨ Personal Plan ¨ PPE n n n Plant Facilities Security Plans Facility Safety

Communication Devices n n n n Phones: cell, satellite, land based 800 mg. Hz Communication Devices n n n n Phones: cell, satellite, land based 800 mg. Hz / MED Radios Pagers Overhead paging systems Dispatcher Email HAM Radio

Special Populations This is an everyday issue for hospitals on a small scale. We Special Populations This is an everyday issue for hospitals on a small scale. We need to plan to support large numbers of persons who are hard to reach or have disabilities.

Deadly Misconceptions n “It won’t happen here” n It won’t happen to me” n Deadly Misconceptions n “It won’t happen here” n It won’t happen to me” n “Someone else will take care of it”

Q & A? Thank You! Q & A? Thank You!

Acknowledgements The 2008 -2009 Florida State Working Group Ventilator Capability Team members are: n Acknowledgements The 2008 -2009 Florida State Working Group Ventilator Capability Team members are: n n n n John Wilgis, MBA, RRT - Florida State Working Group Ventilator Capability Team Chair, Director, Emergency Management Services, Florida Hospital Association Melanie Mc. Donough, MSHS, RRT - Florida State Working Group Ventilator Capability Team, Education Sub. Group Chair, Director of Clinical Education, Cardiopulmonary Sciences, University of Central Florida Scott Kirley, RRT - State Working Group Ventilator Capability Team, Equipment Sub-Group Chair, West Centrak Florida Disaster Services, Inc. Mary Martinasek, MPH, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C - Florida State Working Group Ventilator Capability Team, Response Sub-Group Chair, American Public Health Student Assembly- Secretary Kris-Tena Albers, ARNP, CNM, MN - Florida State Working Group Ventilator Capability Team Liaison, Public Health Preparedness Hospital Liaison, Florida Department of Health Dr. Jennifer Bencie Fairburn, MD, MSA, Director, Division of Emergency Medical Operations, Florida Department of Health Dr. David V. Shatz, MD, FACS - Professor of Surgery, Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami Paul Stephan, MPS, RRT - Program Director, Respiratory Care, Santa Fe Community College Randy De Kler, MS, RRT - Program Director, Respiratory Care, Miami Dade College Phil Khan, RRT - Florida Society for Respiratory Care Sandra J. Barker, MS, RRT - Director, Cardiopulmonary Services, Largo Medical Center Timothy J. Coons - Director, Cardio-Pulmonary Services, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida Bill Cunningham, BS, RRT - Adult Critical Coordinator, Cardiopulmonary Services, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida Joseph Albino, BS, RRT - Manager, Respiratory Care, Mease Dunedin Hospital Kelly Sebree, RRT, NPS - Director, Respiratory Care, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center

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