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Roohullah shabon emergency planning guide

  1. 1. AOHC MemberPlanning Guide & Communications Plan Dr Roohullah Shabon Director Education & Development, AOHC January 15, 2009
  2. 2. Agenda• Why Emergency Planning & Preparedness For Flu Pandemic?• The AOHC Planning Guide• The AOHC Communications Plan• Stockpiling AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  3. 3. What is an Emergency Plan? An emergency plan can be defined as an agreed set of arrangements for responding to, and recovering from emergencies, involving the description of responsibilities, management structures, strategies and resources (WHO). AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  4. 4. Why Plan for an Emergency?True or False?• Everybody knows what to do during emergency• Emergencies are unpredictable, and impossible to plan for• People don’t follow plans in emergencies• The development of emergency plan will worry the public AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  5. 5. Time for Preparedness Planning is Now!Good emergency planning and being prepared for the challenge like Flu Pandemic in advance might reduce mortality, morbidity and social disruption of a pandemic AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  6. 6. Community-Based Interventionsto Limit Spread of Pandemic Influenza• Isolation• Quarantine• Social Distancing• Infection Control (Central for disease control and prevention) AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
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  8. 8. Management of EmergencyEmergency Planning mostly does not requirethe creation of a new emergencymanagement organization- it utilizes theabilities and resources of existingorganizations to create an effective andefficient system. AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  9. 9. AOHC Preparation Guide for an InfluenzaPandemic• A “best guess” document• Organizational preparedness• Needs assessment• Work plan and operation priorities• Incident management and infection control• Information, Communications and Education (ICE)• Testing your plan• Checklists, Q&A and other resources• Feedback AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  10. 10. Information, Communications, andEducation (ICE) Plan• AOHC is on MOHLTC Emergency Management Unit Healthcare Stakeholder Council - communications• There have been no updates for or meetings of this group since 2007• Lots of questions remain AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  11. 11. Internal Communications• Lead person• Role description• Predict no-shows• Can staff find out their role from home?• Changes in procedure, service & support AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  12. 12. External Communications Liaising with public health Liaising with partners & stakeholders Role in Flu Assessment Centers Communications with community Communication with AOHC AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  13. 13. Information and Education Information packages / sessions for clients Promoting individual planning Promoting telephone-based services Exercises, drills, scenario planning Promoting coordination Continuous staff training and education Daily Schedule AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  14. 14. MOHLTC Emergency Management UnitDaily Information Cycle To ensure timely and effective communications between the government, public and private stakeholders and the general public in the event of a significant health emergency such as an influenza pandemic. AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  15. 15. Daily Information Cycle is based on thefollowing principles:• Timely information is critical• Two-way communication• Proper use of communication tools• Planned and predictable communication AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
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  18. 18. We Are Looking For Medical Advisor! AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  19. 19. StockpilingWhat can you do in the meantime? The ministry continues to build its provincial stockpile of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Obtain annual influenza vaccine Be prepared to participate in the Sector and Regional Pandemic Plans and bulk procurement. AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  20. 20. Questions for You? Have you identified an emergency focal person in your CHC? Are we ready? AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan
  21. 21. Thank You! AOHC Member Planning Guide and Communications Plan

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