Initial Response

  • What is the scope of the incident and the response?
  • How will it affect service delivery?
  • Where are the impacted communities?
  • What population is impacted?
  • What is the anticipated medical surge?
  • Determine communication means
  • Evaluate healthcare organization, staff and supplies
  • Healthcare facility status
  • Consider healthcare facility incident command status
  • Determine health department status
  • Identify who need to know
  • Identify resources to be deployed
  • Consider healthcare facility decompression initiatives
When: Monday, Sep 23, 2019 - Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019, (All day)

The Hotel at Kirkwood
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

The Iowa Opioid Conference will give First Responders critical information regarding all aspects of the Opioid Epidemic. This conference will give attendees a multidimensional approach to the Opioid Epidemic and how it relates to Iowa. Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service Providers are encouraged to attend. The conference will be comprised of various breakout sessions that attendees can pick from in addition to a large group assembly. Topics include:
· Effectively Processing Overdose Crime Scenes
· Drug Trends in Iowa
· Dark Web Investigation Tools
· Highway Interdiction Tactics
· Interview and De-escalation Techniques
· The Evolution of Marijuana

For more information, contact:
Officer Lindsay Powers

!!!!Continuing Education Hours will be offered and FREE Naloxone (Narcan) will be available for departments!!!!!