CASE EXERCISE OVERVIEW
|Title: ||Pandemic Flu Scenario|
|Author: ||Robert Smith, MD, MPH|
|Author Contact Info : ||UMDNJ-NJ Medical School, Dept of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, MSB F506, Newark NJ 07101-1709; (973) 972-7472; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Date: ||May 2006|
|Target Audience: ||Interdisciplinary |
|Time Required: ||3 hours|
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|Publisher/Source: ||SUNY-Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness|
|Attribution: ||SUNY-Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness|
NATIONAL PLANNING SCENARIO
- Disease outbreak: pandemic flu
- Recognize and assess the level of threat in the immediate environment.
- Institute action to contain and mitigate the threat.
- Meet acute patient care needs in the event of a BCRNE or other traumatic event.
- Describe the chain of command in an emergency situation.
- Know the limits of his/her authority and ability and refer to appropriate specialists when necessary.
- Undertake his/her functional role in a community or other local coordinated response plan.
- Communicate with appropriate government authorities (including public health, legal, law enforcement, etc.) to report events and execute the directed response as part of a coordinated preparedness and response plan.
- Identify and manage the expected stress/anxiety associated with emergency events, making referrals for mental health services if needed.
- Describe the possible routes of exposure (inhalation, gastrointestinal, dermal, etc) for CBRNE agents.
- Describe one's professional roles, functions and responsibilities in CBRNE and other public health situations (i.e. one's personal role in this system/NIMS/NRP).
- Define the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Plan (NRP) and describe their general structure and components. (ICS 100 or equivalent)
- Describe the modes of transmission for various related disease agents.
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of local, state and federal public health planning and response agencies (e.g.: state health and homeland security departments, CDC, NIH, FEMA, etc).
- Define medical triage and discuss situations where its use is appropriate.
- Describe one's role in the local, community and statewide public health emergency response system.
- Recognize reactions common to caregivers (self and colleagues) during a public health emergency/CBRNE event.
- Describe the signs and symptoms of individual cases and the characteristics of epidemics that can help one distinguish between a potential bioterrorism attack and natural disease phenomena (i.e. signs/symptoms, number of case, temporality, etc).
- Describe one's role in the pre-event planning process (Planning, Intervention, Recovery, and Evaluation).
- Recognize and work to resolve conflicting priorities in emergency/epidemic situations and advocate for the primacy of public health in such cases.
- NIMS: Accountability
- NIMS: Flexibility/Adaptability
- NIMS: Interoperability/Compatibility
- NIMS: Scalability
- NIMS: Standardization
- NIMS: Unification
- ICS: Command & Management
- ICS: Incident Action Planning
- ICS: Information & Communications Management
- ICS: Multi-Agency Coordination
- ICS: Resource Management
- NRP: Incident Management at Lowest Possible Level
- NRP: Preparation
- NRP: Prevention
- NRP: Response
- CBRNE Detection
- Community Preparedness and Participation
- Critical Resource Logistics and Distribution
- Isolation and Quarantine
- Medical Surge
- Responder Safety and Health