Location and use of oxygen (licensed staff). Location and use of medical emergency equipment (medical staff and staff trained on AED ). How emergency codes are called in the clinic and appropriate initial actions. See Appendix H.2 – Emergency Code Examples. Actions to be taken during fire and other emergency drills. All employees must attend annual training and updates on emergency preparedness, including elements of this plan. 22.214.171.124 Clinician Bioterrorism Training a. All physician and nursing staff will receive documented training on procedures to treat and respond to patients infected with a bioterrorism agent. Training will include: Recognition of potential epidemic or bioterrorism events. Information about most likely agents, including possible behavioral responses of patients. Infection control practices. Use of Personal Protective Equipment. Reporting requirements. Patient management. Behavioral responses of patients to biological and chemical agents. b. General staff training will include: Roles and responsibilities in a bioterrorism event. June 2004 Page 28
Preparedness California Clinic Emergency Preparedness Project Emergency Operations Plan Template Information and skills required to perform their assigned duties during the event. Awareness of the backup communications systems used in a bioterrorism event. The location of and how to obtain supplies, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during a bioterrorism event. c. Clinicians and other staff will receive periodic updates as new information becomes available. 126.96.36.199 Mental Health Team Training <Name of Clinic> Mental health team members will receive training that promotes understanding of the normal human response to disasters. The training for the Mental Health Coordinator and other mental health professional team members will include delineating the difference between traditional mental health therapy and crisis counseling. Training will also address cultural considerations of the service population and how they are affected by disasters. 1.42.2 Drills and Exercises 188.8.131.52 <Name of Clinic> will rehearse this disaster plan at least twice a year. All drills shall include an after-action debriefing and report evaluating the drill or exercise. JCAHO Environment of Care Standard 4.20 also requires health care organizations to regularly test the emergency management plan through planned drills and exercises. The plan must be executed twice a year, either in response to an actual emergency or in planned drills. See Appendix G - Training and Exercises for further guidance. 184.108.40.206 Exercises should include one or more of the following response issues in their scenarios: Clinic evacuation Bioterrorism Mental Health response Coordination with government emergency responders Continuity of operations Expanding clinic surge capacity See Appendix G - Training and Exercises for a variety of scenarios to test internal and external disasters and disasters that require extensive community cooperation.
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