What If?
 Gold Coast Airport
Marathon started on Sept.
2 1979 with 124 runners
for the full marathon. It
has grown every year to
i...
Marathon Route


Key Spectator gathering
areas

 Most likely target would be Start/Finish line due to
the concentration of people
The Numbers

 124 race participants in 1979
 28,000 race participants in 2013
 30 countries
 Countless Spectators
 5...
What Pre-Planning would
you do?



 Race date July 5-6th 2014

What if 2 bombs go off by the finish line?
The Problems

 11 Road Closures on Saturday
 34 Road Closures on Sunday
 Smaller Weekend Hospital Staff Shifts
 Dista...
What do you do?

 Bombing

 Finish Line
Panic, Looking for Help

 Mass Trauma
Transportation Chaos

Hospital Locations
in Sept 2013
 Gold Coast Hospital closed
The Hospital is just over a mile from the optimal attack
point.


 Start/End of race
 Gold Coast University Hospital
Gold Coast University
Hospital

 option for victims)
 New 750 bed Hospital (Best
 End of Race
 Hospital
How do you handle it?
Questions?

 Will there be a mad rush to your Hospital?
 Do you go on Lock-Down/Access control?
 Do you screen everyon...
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Marilyn Hollier , University of Michigan: Are You Ready? - Emergency Management Case Studies and Practical Solutions

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Marilyn Hollier, CPP, CHPA, International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety; Director of Hospitals and Health Centers Security, University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security delivered this presentation at the 2013 Safe and Secure Hospital Conference. The comprehensive program addressed the following issues:

Early intervention via early reporting of disruptive, aggressive, and bullying behaviour to minimise work place violence
An innovative training model to help clinicians, security and policy makers respond to the problems of challenging behaviours
Therapeutic sedation in the Emergency Department: Best practice in managing the highly agitated patient
A systems approach to the prevention of Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA)
Contract management security: The change from in-house security to contract security
Role of the Risk Based Approach throughout the design process
Preventing and managing clinical aggression in the paediatric and youth health setting
The roles, functions and training provided by the Mental Health Intervention Team (MHIT), New South Wales Police Force
Interactions between Police, Health staff, Ambulance and Hospital Security and future directions
A Legal Perspective: Prevention and management of violence in hospitals
Code Grey responses - Are they legal?

For more information about the annual event, please visit the conference website: http://www.healthcareconferences.com.au/safehospitals

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Marilyn Hollier , University of Michigan: Are You Ready? - Emergency Management Case Studies and Practical Solutions

  1. 1. What If?
  2. 2.  Gold Coast Airport Marathon started on Sept. 2 1979 with 124 runners for the full marathon. It has grown every year to include 28,000 runners in 2013. The Gold Coast Airport is the 5th busiest International Airport in Australia.
  3. 3. Marathon Route 
  4. 4. Key Spectator gathering areas   Most likely target would be Start/Finish line due to the concentration of people
  5. 5. The Numbers   124 race participants in 1979  28,000 race participants in 2013  30 countries  Countless Spectators  5,000 more runners than The Boston Marathon  9:30am to 10:00am largest group of runners crossing the finish line.
  6. 6. What Pre-Planning would you do?   Race date July 5-6th 2014 What if 2 bombs go off by the finish line?
  7. 7. The Problems   11 Road Closures on Saturday  34 Road Closures on Sunday  Smaller Weekend Hospital Staff Shifts  Distance to Hospitals (Walking)  Panic  Confusion  Identifying unconscious victims with no ID  Relatives and Friends crowding waiting rooms  Relatives and Friends going to the wrong Hospitals
  8. 8. What do you do?   Bombing  Finish Line
  9. 9. Panic, Looking for Help   Mass Trauma
  10. 10. Transportation Chaos 
  11. 11. Hospital Locations in Sept 2013  Gold Coast Hospital closed
  12. 12. The Hospital is just over a mile from the optimal attack point.   Start/End of race  Gold Coast University Hospital
  13. 13. Gold Coast University Hospital  option for victims)  New 750 bed Hospital (Best  End of Race  Hospital
  14. 14. How do you handle it?
  15. 15. Questions?   Will there be a mad rush to your Hospital?  Do you go on Lock-Down/Access control?  Do you screen everyone entering the Hospital ED?  How will you identify victims and connect family to victims and patients?  What if the Terrorist is an unidentified victim in your Emergency Department?  How will you handle the media? Dignitaries?  Recovery: address PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
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