A Florida County's Special Needs Coordination during EOC Activation for Tropical Storm Andrea

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601616
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
A Florida County's Special Needs Coordination during EOC Activation for Tropical Storm Andrea
Author(s):
Smith, Montray M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Zeta
Author Details:
Montray M. Smith, MSN, RN, m0smit13@louisville.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) assigns students to organizations to strengthen fundamental emergency concepts and develop skills necessary to work in emergency management. One student intern was assigned to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Emergency Preparedness Division, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Duval County Special Needs department during the EOC Level II activation during Tropical Storm Andrea. Data collected during this activation included updating the county's Special Needs database on the local residents, an essential tool in public health and emergency management. Methods: Quantitative methodology was used. Regional cross sectional telephone surveys were performed to gather patient census of all local categories 1-2 healthcare facilities on the number of patients that use stretchers or wheelchairs. This information was used to determine the number and type of health care vehicles needed for a possible evacuation to special needs shelters. Results: The results showed that local ambulances (city and private) were limited and additional resources were needed. As the result, the city's transportation authority were informed to develop plans to provide additional vehicles if needed. Conclusion: The EOC relies on telephone communication to receive current patient transportation needs; however, the system has not been tested on full scale activation using category 4-5 healthcare facilities. The process also depends on the number of EOC personnel available to manage phone traffic and if communication to the facilities is still maintained during a disaster.
Keywords:
Disaster Response; Disaster Preparedness
MeSH:
Disaster Planning
CINAHL Headings:
Disaster�Planning--Florida
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST270
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleA Florida County's Special Needs Coordination during EOC Activation for Tropical Storm Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Montray M.en
dc.contributor.departmentIota Zetaen
dc.author.detailsMontray M. Smith, MSN, RN, m0smit13@louisville.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601616-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: The Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) assigns students to organizations to strengthen fundamental emergency concepts and develop skills necessary to work in emergency management. One student intern was assigned to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department Emergency Preparedness Division, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Duval County Special Needs department during the EOC Level II activation during Tropical Storm Andrea. Data collected during this activation included updating the county's Special Needs database on the local residents, an essential tool in public health and emergency management. Methods: Quantitative methodology was used. Regional cross sectional telephone surveys were performed to gather patient census of all local categories 1-2 healthcare facilities on the number of patients that use stretchers or wheelchairs. This information was used to determine the number and type of health care vehicles needed for a possible evacuation to special needs shelters. Results: The results showed that local ambulances (city and private) were limited and additional resources were needed. As the result, the city's transportation authority were informed to develop plans to provide additional vehicles if needed. Conclusion: The EOC relies on telephone communication to receive current patient transportation needs; however, the system has not been tested on full scale activation using category 4-5 healthcare facilities. The process also depends on the number of EOC personnel available to manage phone traffic and if communication to the facilities is still maintained during a disaster.en
dc.subjectDisaster Responseen
dc.subjectDisaster Preparednessen
dc.subject.meshDisaster Planningen
dc.subject.cinahlDisaster�Planning--Floridaen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:50:49Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:50:49Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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