Emergency Management, Healthcare and Public Health

Editor’s note: this topic will close on Wednesday, August 27.

Share your thoughts on how we can increase coordination and collaboration (before, during, or after an emergency) within the emergency management, healthcare and public health sectors.

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Emergency Response Planning for State Buildings

I have created an Emergency Repsonse Plan for the State of New Mexico. It has been used with complete success. Most State, County, City or Municipal buildings do not have such a plan in place for its employees and customers. The plan covers the following and more. 1. Purpose of the Emergency Response Plan: 2. Emergency Numbers 3. Incident Command Matrix 4. Evacuation for People with Disabilities 4.1. First Responder ...more »

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Archiving documents at response/recovery PA field offices

Develop and implement a standard protocol for electronic and hard copy document storage based on standard components of the PA program for use at all field offices. Deploy an archivist at the onset of a declared event to set up network files for electronic data storage and physical file storage areas for critical hard-copy documents. With the inevitable turnover of response/recovery personnel, being able to quickly access ...more »

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Healthcare and Public Health Solutions to Existing Problems

I have an idea for managing healthcare and public health. It's a human resource management idea. Here's what I think. FEMA should make an inventory of all public health employees and assign to each a set of responsibilities which would match the needs in public health emergencies, with healthcare workers' expertise. For instance, depending on the severity of a healthcare situation, it need not be dispatched to a doctor ...more »

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Emergency Healthcare and Public Health - Storing Health Data

A main repository with two backup computer servers for all citizens as patients in the US could be very helpful - for all their medical data. This repository could be organized by age group and geographical location. That way access to this repository would not be on a distributed system which might not be solid and reliable. Distributed systems in healthcare need to be handled with a lot of care, because you don't want ...more »

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Emergency Healthcare and Public Health - Prevention

Focussing on preventative care and prevention of debilitating diseases by having citizens make a concerted effort to take care of their physical and mental health. Promotional programs for the elderly, at-risk youth, children, single mothers, pregnant women, the poor, drug addicts, alcohol addicts, obese people, cancer and aids victims, which could be done through television in a very step-by-step simplified manner, and ...more »

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Infragard EMP FBI Special interest Group

With out electricy, destroyed by a solar flate or a terrrorist HIGH ALTITUDE Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse, (HEMP) how is ASPER planning to give guidance to communities and individuals,etc., since our society will be launched back into the 1800's.

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NEDOCS

The National Emergency Department Overcrowding Score is a standard measure for hospital crowding.

 

NEDOCS can be used to standardize surge plans for hospitals. Several leading hospitals around the country have already implemented surge plans based on NEDOCS.

 

FEMA should adopt NEDOCS and use NEDOCS.org as a vehicle to organize all of USA's hospitals in times of regional crises.

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AWGs from Drinkable Air

A company down in Florida makes these AWGs, Atmospheric Water Generators, that provide pure clean water from the humidity in the air. They come in sizes from producing 8 gallons daily to 1000s of gallons daily. I think they can even be designed to run on solar power. FEMA should consider purchasing at least one unit to see how it easily it can be transported and set up for operation whenever and wherever the water source ...more »

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Ice in plastic bottle

frozen expandable plastic jug w/ straw for drinking water as ice melts. No water in ice chest ruining food. Dual use from ice

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Retired Homeland Security persons for Surge Capacity Force

The current Surge Capacity Force requires current government workforce to volunteer for up to 45 days. Not many people can do that and fewer bosses would allow it. If you would allow recent DHS retirees into the SCF you can leverage all their experience, without salaries or missing the person from his regular job. I cannot leave my current job now but once I retire I will be a whole lot more flexible. Provide a place ...more »

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Change FEMA

Here's novel idea....Change the perception of what FEMA is supposed to be. Start putting the word out that FEMA is NOT there to provide people with emergency supplies before a disaster. Put the word out that FEMA is NOT responsible for their safety during and after a disaster. All of that is supposed to occur at the LOCAL level, and that includes homeowners taking responsibility for themselves. FEMA should also be ...more »

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