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Aging Advocate -Improving Care For Older Adults

REACH is an acronym both the first responder and care partner can use to maximize safety and promote a peaceful interaction for the person living with dementia. 

REACH is an easy self-paced training module with practical situations that may arise. We use videos that demonstrate helpful approaches using the REACH acronym to de-escalate a situation involving persons living with dementia and their family. We include a wandering scenario and an in-home medical incident that involves an emergency response team. The videos focus on both the care partner and the first responder and detail how to work together to improve the emergency response for the individual with dementia.  Our goal is to be proactive rather than reactive and guide a person living with dementia to the best outcomes. 

First Responder Dementia Guide

Know How to Respond to Persons Living with Dementia in Emergency Situations

REACH 1st Responders Care Partners 2024 Training FDOH

These videos were created through a partnership with Aging Advocate and the FSU College of Medicine REACH Program. Take a look at the hyperlinks for more information about our program.  First Responders and Care Partner training videos landing page, they are also directly posted on a YouTube Channel playlist. The landing page has key takeaways, handouts, and other content that can be used in training. 


National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH)

 

NCDMPH VISION
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health will be the United States’ academic center of excellence leading disaster health education and research. In collaboration with our federal partners, we will facilitate science and education to inform policy, operations, and funding decisions that improve our readiness, save lives and mitigate injuries in disasters.

NCDMPH MISSION
The Mission of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is to improve the United States disaster health readiness through advancements and improvements in education, research, practice, and policy.

BACKGROUND
NCDMPH is uniquely positioned as a bridge between federal agencies and academia.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 established NCDMPH in 2007 to be an academic center of excellence in disaster medicine and public health under five federal agency partners: the Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, and Department of Veterans Affairs. NCDMPH is both a federal organization and an academic center located in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences working with military, nonprofit, private and federal collaborators to advance the mission.

DISASTER HEALTH CORE CURRICULUM

FIRST AID FOR SEVERE TRAUMA™ (FAST™)

MASS CASUALTY TRIAGE

PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM TRAINING IN DISASTER RECOVERY (PH STRIDR)

EMS EDUCATION

WEBINARS


Stop the Bleed

Over 3 Million People Have Learned to STOP THE BLEED

You can, too! The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® program has prepared over 3 million people worldwide on how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person.

With 3 quick actions, you can be trained to save a life. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. That’s why we want to train you how to STOP THE BLEED®.

Get Trained!
How to Make an Affordable Limb Model
Florida Committee on Trauma

Mobile Applications

                                             

iOS                                                          Android


FERNO Pediatric Transport Devices

 

 

Pedi Mate Plus Attachment Video                     Pedi Mate PLUS Model 678 User Manual
Neo-Mate Attachment Video                               NeoMate Model 679 User Manual
Kangoofix Attachment Video                              Kangoofix User Manual
                                                                                       FL-PEDReady-safe-transport-Educational-Presenation-2023
                                                                                       Florida EMSC and PEDReady safe pediatric transport
Ambulance crash data


Children’s Safety Network

The Children’s Safety Network works with state and jurisdiction Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment in which all infants, children, and youth are safe and healthy. Our goal is to equip states and jurisdictions to strengthen their capacity, utilize data and implement effective strategies to make reductions in injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.

What we do

  • The Children’s Safety Network, in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is implementing a child safety learning collaborative for state and jurisdiction health departments.
  • In partnership with HRSA MCHB, CSN facilitates a national Children’s Safety Now Alliance, with participation by leaders and experts representing national organizations, federal agencies, universities, and states with a commitment to child safety. The Alliance is guided by a Steering Committee, which works to create new synergy among public and private stakeholders and to support the activities of the CS CoIIN strategy teams.
  • CSN provides training and technical assistance and resources on injury and violence prevention planning, programs, and evidence-based practices to state and jurisdiction health departments and health and safety services and systems.

 

Child Safety Topics


National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

OUR MISSION is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

A traumatic event is a frightening, dangerous, or violent event that poses a threat to a child’s life or bodily integrity. Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one can also be traumatic. This is particularly important for young children as their sense of safety depends on the perceived safety of their attachment figures.

Traumatic experiences can initiate strong emotions and physical reactions that can persist long after the event. Children may feel terror, helplessness, or fear, as well as physiological reactions such as heart pounding, vomiting, or loss of bowel or bladder control. Children who experience an inability to protect themselves or who lacked protection from others to avoid the consequences of the traumatic experience may also feel overwhelmed by the intensity of physical and emotional responses.

Even though adults work hard to keep children safe, dangerous events still happen. This danger can come from outside of the family (such as a natural disaster, car accident, school shooting, or community violence) or from within the family, such as domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse, or the unexpected death of a loved one.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

All NCTSN Resources

The Learning Center

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Risk and Protective Factors

Psychological First Aid App

About Child Trauma

After the Hurricane: Helping Young Children Heal

Family Preparedness Wallet Card

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Secondary Traumatic Stress


O2 To Go Cylinder Duration Web Calculator

Easy to use online calculator and mobile App for oxygen cylinder duration estimation.  The free calculator & app is ideal for technicians, therapists, patients and caregivers to easily calculate the approximate available oxygen remaining in an oxygen cylinder, based on the patient’s device and cylinders size & contents.

O2 To Go Cylinder Duration Web Calculator & App


Emergency Preparedness

 

 

 

Hospitals are required to conduct and annually review their Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA). The HVA provides a systematic approach to recognizing hazards that may affect demand for the hospitals services or its ability to provide those services. The risks associated with each hazard are analyzed to prioritize planning, mitigation, response and recovery activities. The HVA serves as a needs assessment for the Emergency Management program. This process should involve community partners and be communicated to community emergency response agencies.

Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) – California Hospital Assoc.

HPH Risk Identification and Site Criticality (RISC) Toolkit 1.0

AHCA HVA Worksheets (2022)

Emergency Management Glossary of Terms


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them.

The Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center (DRC) is an NOAA facility located in Mobile, Alabama, and establishes an unprecedented regional presence for the Gulf of Mexico region. Working under OR&R’s Disaster Preparedness Program, experts at the DRC use tools and science to advise decision-makers.

Over the past decade, the Gulf of Mexico has faced both natural and human-caused disasters, including hurricanes, oil spills, tornadoes, droughts, harmful algal blooms, and wildfires. While we cannot prevent these severe events, we can reduce their impacts. The need for timely and accurate information has never been greater. Recognizing this, OR&R continues to lead the way in the science of preparedness.

The DRC expands the federal capacity to plan for and respond to hazards of all types in the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. The facility is designed to survive up to Category 5 hurricane winds; contains a Force-5 tornado shelter, and has backup power systems to continue operations in the midst of severe weather. Intended to serve as a safe and ready command center during major disaster responses in the Gulf, the DRC also offers the facility for exercises, trainings, workshops, and other preparedness activities.

This facility brings together NOAA-wide resources to improve preparedness, planning, and response capacity for natural and human-caused disasters along the Gulf Coast. Dedicated in 2012, the DRC has since become the bedrock for NOAA’s Disaster Preparedness Program — a program that builds on the DRC’s existing operational capabilities and knowledge to ensure that commerce, communities, and natural resources can recover from disasters as quickly as possible.

NOAA

Disaster Response Center

National Integrated Heat Health Information System

Weather and climate resources


CHEMM – Chemical Hazards and Emergency Management

Enable first responders, first receivers, other healthcare providers, and planners to plan for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of mass-casualty incidents involving chemicals.

Provide a comprehensive, user-friendly, web-based resource that is also downloadable in advance, so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.

CHEMM was produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response, Tactical Programs Division, Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the National Library of Medicine, Division of Specialized Information Services, and many medical, emergency response, toxicology, and other types of experts.

CHEMM

Quick Response Guide

In the First Minutes of an Incident — The Basic Overview

Information for the First Responders

Information for the Hospital Providers

Information for Incident Preparedness

 


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