Congratulations to the NCW HERC members whose projects were funded for 2016-2017.
|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|
Medical Coordinatior of Mass Casualty Events
The NCW HERC is developing a tiered response plan to health emergencies. The plan identifies area medical coordinating centers (AMCC) and regional medical coordinating centers (RMCC) to manage and coordinate resources in transporting patients to immediate and definitive care. The AMCCs and RMCCs will use WiTrac and other communication tools to work with hospital, EMS and other entities to provide efficient and effective transport of patients without overwhelming local resources.
In the event that a health emergency results in a large number of fatalities, the region must be prepared to manage the victims with dignity and respect. Normal systems will be overwhelmed and hospitals, medical examiners, coroners and public health will work together to identify victims, notify families and store human remains safely.
The NCW HERC has purchased Isopod patient transport units for all hospitals in our region as well as level 2 transport services. The Isopod can be used for the care and transport of patients with suspected Ebola or similar highly-infectious diseases.
Training Videos for the Isopods:
The NCW HERC has supplied each hospital in the region with two portable UV lights to supplement the decontamination of emergency department rooms and ambulances.
Patient rooms and ambulances still require standard cleaning with appropriate disinfectants but the UV lights provide an extra layer of very effective infection control. Learn more about the units purchased by the NCW HERC as well as some independant testing done with the units below.
One of the first responsibiliites EMS providers have in the event of a mass casualty event is the triage of patients. Use of a system that is standardized across a region helps providers from multiple agencies work together and avoid mis-communication.
the NCW HERC is providing EMS agencies, that work together across a county or similar region, with SMART Triage packs. The triage cards can vbe used with either SALT or START triage algorithms and each tag has a unique number that can be used as part of patient tracking.
More information about using SMART Triage products:
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