DHS is currently recruiting an HCC Coordinator – Contract Position for Region 2. Attached is the link to apply for this position. Please forward to any persons that may be interested in applying.
The Stop the Bleed campaign stresses the importance of bystander intervention to stop severe bleeding. Over the last year the Wisconsin Healthcare Coalitions have given 10,000 tourniquets to law enforcement officers across the state. A number of lives already been saved by tourniquets including this one in Rock County.
NCW HERC is looking to establish a “Critical Incident Stress” strike team. We are aware of the challenges that occur to find external support needs for emotional first aid/well-being when a crisis or tragic event happens. Often times, internal resources are relied upon to offer resources for the immediate need, but may not have the ability to provide the next step for group emotional support after the event.
Due to recent events in our Coalition region and the nation, we recognize the importance to develop this capability and are providing the training session, at no cost to the attendee, to create this resource to assist our partners with emotional support.
We encourage that each of the hospitals in the Coalition region identify 2 individuals to attend this 2-day training session. Individuals that do attend this training session are requested to provided personal contact information and commit to being listed as a resource on the strike team. They should be willing to volunteer to facilitate a group debriefing/ emotional support session for the requested party.
The course has a maximum attendance limit. Until May 30th, Hospitals will be limited to only register 2 individuals. After that, remaining seats will be open to all partners in the Coalition region. Click HERE for a flier with registration information.
Wisconsin is offering five sessions of the Basic Disaster Life Support course. The Basic Disaster Life Support™ (BDLS®) course is a 7.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. Click HERE for more information and a registration link.
Michelle Seitz has been in the health emergency preparedness field for many years. Michelle brings more than sixteen years of experience in emergency preparedness, response and recovery planning for healthcare and public health agencies. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Emergency and Disaster Management, a Master’s Degree of Science in Homeland Security Management as well as having real life experience increasing local, regional and national response efforts.
Michelle has been a national leader in pediatric preparedness, sitting on the Executive Committee of the National Pediatric Disaster Coalition and has experience working in the emergency management field in a hospital for seven. Earlier in her career she worked in public health preparedness. She will begin April 3.
Plans are being made to take a large group of healthcare providers to the DHS Center for Disaster Preparedness in Anniston AL. This is a great opportunity and completely FREE to students including the travel. The following courses will be offered:
CLICK HERE for more information or contract your regional healthcare coalition coordinator.
Congratulations to the NCW HERC member organizations awarded this year's project grants. the NCW HERC recieved applications for over $130,000 worth of projects but unfortunately we only had about $80,000 to award. After careful review and scoring the Board of Directors awarded a total of $85,327 to the following projects.
|Ascension Saint Clare's Hospital||$4,000||WI Trac computer display|
|Ascension Saint Michael's Hospital||$600||HAM radio|
|Ascension Saint Michael's Hospital||$4,000||WI Trac computer display|
|Oneida County Emergency Management||$4,960||WI-CAMS|
|Aspirus Wausau Hospital||$10,500||Electronic Incident Command Pilot|
|Aspirus Wausau Hospital||$3,000||WI Trac computer display|
|Ascension Saint Clare's Hospital||$16,895||Emergency shelter (portable building)|
|Aspirus Riverview Hospital||$12,285||Patient DECON hot water heater|
|Aspirus Wausau Hospital||$9,833||Flexmort cooling blanket|
|Aspirus Wausau Hospital||$6,000||ENPC course|
|Ascension Saint Joseph's Hospital||$4,233||HAZMAT supplies|
|Ascension Saint Michael's Hospital||$6,840||PAPRS|
|Marathon County Emergency Management||$2,179||Trench rescue training|
Highlighting the importance of WISCOM as a communication option within the region and across the state, the NCW HERC will be providing additional training on the WISCOM radio system to hospitals and possbily other HERC partners in the region. The HERC has contacted with Mark Schroeder to provide the training. He will be in contact with hospitals to set up training in the near future.
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