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, Apr 27, 2020, 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Tentatively Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines (Contract is being worked to reserve this

We are planning to have 10 participants from Service Area 5A Healthcare Coalition to participate at the Statewide Pediatric Table Top Exercise in Des Moines.

Audience: EMS, Hospitals, Local Public Health, Service Area Leaders, and EMAs from each HCC/service area and Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa HSEMD.

Interested Coalition Member participants to email the coordinator if interested.

Prior to the April 27, 2020 Face to Face Module, there will be two initial modules (Module 1 and 2) that will be conducted  prior to April 27, 2020 by Coalition Members (Modules 3 and 4 will occur at the statewide TTX). Modules 1 and 2 are expected to be worked at the coalition level in April.