23 basic science and patient care departments Anesthesiology Orthopaedic Surgery Biochemistry Otorhinolaryngology (Ear Nose Throat) Cardiothoracic Surgery Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Cell and Developmental Biology Pediatrics Dermatology Pharmacology Genetic Medicine Physiology and Biophysics Medicine Psychiatry Microbiology and Immunology Public Health Neurology Surgery Radiology Obstetrics and Gynecology Reproductive Medicine Ophthalmology Surgery Urology
Allows movement of patients, materials, supplies, and personnel
Participate in tabletop drills with City, State and Federal agencies
Participate in NYC OEM Healthcare Facility Evacuation Plan
Potential technology resources to share: - Redeploy experienced, responsive IT staff - Extend existing systems and services - Leverage network and datacenters - Partner with affiliated institutions - Support redeployment of faculty, staff and students After all, it is OUR community . . . .
Report: The Next Challenge in Healthcare Preparedness: Catastrophic Health Events
The report finds that, while U.S. hospitals are significantly better prepared for disasters and public health emergencies now than they were in 2001, much work remains to be done especially in regard to catastrophic health events (CHE), such as large earthquakes, pandemic influenza, or the aftermath of nuclear or biological terrorism, which could sicken or injure tens of thousands.
Some of the recommendations of the report include:
US hospitals should participate in a healthcare coalition that prepares and responds collaboratively to common medical disasters and Catastrophic Health Events
Neighboring healthcare coalitions should establish links enable regional exchange of health-care information and assets during a CHE
Triage sites should be established outside of hospitals and healthcare responders should be trained in CHE triage
The resources of the private sector should be harnessed to develop a patient transportation system for a CHE
Crisis standards of care should be expanded and promoted within and across states
A national plan for various healthcare sector roles, responsibilities and actions in response to a CHE should be developed