Operational Response to Mass Casualty Incidents (ORMAC)
After attending this program, participants will understand and recognize the fundamentals of mass casualty situations in public health emergencies and define the significance of medical treatment during such situations. Participants will learn how to evaluate current data to produce up-to-date emergency programs and procedures, as well as learn the difference between chemical, biological and radiological terrorism. Students will learn how to identify the steps to prepare for crisis communication in the hospital setting.
Typical Agenda for a two-day ORMAC program:
0830 – 0835 – Welcome, course overview and objectives
0835 - 0915 - Israeli National Preparedness for Emergencies
0915 – 0945 – Disaster Preparedness in America: Lessons learned after 7 years and 7 billion
0945 – 1015 – Definition and characteristics of mass casualty
1015 – 1045 – Epidemiology of Conventional MCIs
1045 – 1100 – Break
1100 – 1130 - Principles of Pre-Hospital triage
1130 – 1145 - Tourniquets in the field
1145 – 1215 - “Scoop and Run” for MCIs
1215 – 1315 – Lunch
1315 – 1400 – Blast injuries
1400 – 1430 – Principles of Triage at Hospital
1430 – 1500 - Medical management of conventional injuries
1500 - 1515 – Break
1515– 1545 - DVD - Conventional MCI + Discussion
1545 – 1600 – Summary Day 1
Chemical / Toxicological mass casualties
0830 - 0900 - Decontamination for chemical/toxicological events: in the field or at the hospital?
0900 – 0945 - Hospital Preparedness for chemical/toxicological MCIs
0945 – 1015 – Video + Discussion - Decontamination for chemical warfare
1015 – 1100 – Break
1100 – 1130 - Biological events
Epidemiology – What to expect
Preparing the hospital for biological incidents
1130 – 1200 - Radiation/Nuclear events
Epidemiology – What to expect
Preparing the hospital for radiation/nuclear events
1200 – 1230 – Disaster plan and Surge Capacity: How to do it!
1230 – 1330 - Lunch
Hospital preparedness for sudden mass casualties
1330 – 1400 - Hospital activation for MCI
1400 – 1430 - Drills
Types of drills
How to organize a realistic drill
Hospital drill at Tel Aviv
Hospital drill at JMH
Hospital drill at DHMC, DNC preparation
1430 – 1500 - The Ten Commandments for Management of Sudden Mass Casualties
1500-1515 - Break
1515 – 1600 - Lessons learned from deployment to remote disaster areas
1600 – Summary of course and adjourn
Dr. Lynn and all the folks at SSI™ did a great Job! I enjoyed the lecture and all I can say is that this course needs to be offered in longer format. I would recommend that all Hospital/EMS administrators take this course so that the information presented can be implemented. I look forward to SSI™ conducting more classes here in GAEMS.
I will be sure to have GHA and Everett County EMA attend this course. The program was excellent and I really enjoyed the presentation.
As a proactive State association, GAEMS realized the need to have a course that could set everyone on the same page as far as the response to mass casualty. No stranger to mass casualty, Georgia suffered from violent storms that caused considerable fatalities in the Spring of 2011.
SSI™ ORMAC was a way to bring everyone together to discuss the pressing issues of the response to mass casualty, a positive step in itself. Making it much more so was the hands-on experience that the SSI™ presenter brings to the program. The presenter’s inside knowledge of the smallest details – such as preparing medical and hospital teams to go into an area of mass casualty - to the big picture - such as how to have hospitals prepared for surges in demand - meant a lot to the cohesion and policy of the agency.
After the conference, a further session was held a few weeks later to include more personnel. Georgia’s EMS, EMT, fire and law enforcement are now ready to drill some of the very practical conclusions that came out of the program.