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Medical Emergency Response Planning in Remote Sites | Dr. Vineet Datta, Medical Director India, Bhutan & Nepal International SOS

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Global HSE Conference | Sept 26 - 27 2013 | New Delhi, India

Global HSE Conference | Sept 26 - 27 2013 | New Delhi, India

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  • 1. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Medical Emergency Response Planning in Remote Sites Dr. Vineet Datta MD FRCP(Glasg) MCEM FRSPH Medical Director India, Bhutan & Nepal International SOS
  • 2. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Agenda Why MERPs? How to mitigate the risk? Who is this for? Q & A What should be implemented?
  • 3. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Get-To-Know
  • 4. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites The Remote Environment
  • 5. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Risk Classification • Occupational Exposure • Chronic Diseases • Accidents • Natural Disasters • War & Terrorism • Infectious Diseases • Location • Environmental • Cultural • Institutional • Corporate • Individual • Family Internal External ContinuousEmergent
  • 6. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Who should it help / help the most? The patient!!!!!! A quality MERP most directly benefits a sick or injured or dying person and their family and relatives and friends and employer. And why this helps is because all the information needed to know to provide help quickly, safely and efficiently is in one place and accessible 24/7... And in hopefully an updated condition.
  • 7. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites How often should it be updated? The emergency response procedure should be updated every time something significant changes on the location in terms of the staffing numbers, logistics, the surrounding medical facilities, endemic illness, medical staff on-site, medical and inventory on-site, transport options etc etc. Does this happen???....if not..... better late than never
  • 8. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Is This What You Do? • Emergency vs. Evacuation procedure • Location / Coordinates / Site plans • Local medical infrastructure • Medical resources / Skill-sets • Preferred medical facilities • Local transport • Access routes • Immigration hurdles • Authorized person
  • 9. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Emergency Care Timeframe
  • 10. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites What to Review? • Risk / Scenario based • Determination of minimal medical support needs • Trained responders / FAKs • Transportation assets • Identify designated healthcare providers • Likely evacuation routes • Contact details of key personnel • Means of communication • Incident documentation and post-action briefing
  • 11. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Proactive Approach IncidentPre Incident Post Incident Pre Incident Incident Post Incident Event Response Risk Management Model Model
  • 12. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites What is the Mitigation? • Occupational Exposures • Chronic Diseases • Accidents • Natural Disasters • War & Terrorism • Infectious Diseases • Environmental • Cultural • Institutional • Corporate • Individual • Family Internal External ContinuousEmergent • Site Health Review • Health Impact Assessment • Health Risk Assessment • Health Check & Vaccination • Medical Staffing • Site Health Review • Health Incident Planning • Health Check & Vaccination • Health Incident Planning
  • 13. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Integrated Medical Response
  • 14. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Key Message: Be Effective • Developed prior to onset of activity • No one size fits all • Effectively communicated • Designed to facilitate important actions in parallel • Integrated into organizations general ERP • Responsibility of line management • Regularly tested through drills • Review….Review….Review • Ensure emergency management continuum
  • 15. Technical Session 4B Topic : Medical Emergency Response Planning at Remote Sites Thank You