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: Thursday, Sep 8, 2022 - Friday, Sep 9, 2022, (All day)

The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services (BETS) and the American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma, Iowa Chapter are hosting Iowa’s 2022 Trauma Conference on September 8 & 9, 2022.

Iowa’s 2022 Trauma Conference consists of a pre-conference training day with opportunities for professional development and hands-on skills training. The Trauma Conference day focuses on clinical aspects of trauma care and emergency preparedness for healthcare and public health. The conference day is organized into five training tracks with the following focus areas: EMS, nursing, physicians, hospital preparedness, and public health preparedness. Participants may engage in any of the trainings provided in the various tracks.

Intended Audience
The intended audience for the conference includes physicians, advanced care practitioners, nurses, emergency medical services personnel, and public health and hospital emergency preparedness professionals.

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