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, Aug 24, 2020 - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020, (All day)

Iowa's 2020 Trauma and Preparedness Conference is scheduled for August 24 and 25, 2020 and will take place at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.  This conference is intended for physicians, advanced care practitioners, nurses, emergency medical services personnel, and public health and hospital emergency preparedness professionals.  See for more information.