#GMVEMSC: Quarterly Triage Tag Days

Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA), Greater Miami Valley EMS Council (GMVEMSC), Dayton MMRS, and others have been working to improve communications during mass casualty incidents (MCIs).  The group produced a “job aid” to assist both EMS and hospitals with the “comm” process.  Both the process and the job aid have been tested during multiple full scale exercises.  They are functional and available for use. 

 

Now we’re taking the next steps:  training and exercise.  There are two trainings, one for hospital personnel (in the box at the bottom of the page) and one for EMS (box at the top of the page).  Watch the video (about 45 minutes), take a look at the handouts, and take the quiz, and you’ll receive a certificate for 1.5 hours of continuing education.  You can find either training here:  http://gmvemsc.org/training-mcicomm.html

 

Starting on September 26th, we’ll exercise the MCI communications processes.  Full information on the exercises is in the training.  They are called Quarterly Triage Day (QTD) Drills.  Beginning with the first QTD, for 24 hours every quarter, every patient in every Emergency Department will get a Triage Ribbon and a GREEN Triage Drill Tag (please do not use White “Live” Triage Tags for drills).  Obviously, this starts with EMS, but hospitals will place ribbons and tags on walk in patients. 

 

What do you need to do to be ready?

·         Make sure your ambulance/medic unit or Emergency Department have packages of GREEN Drill Tags.  For EMS, those have been delivered to your County Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs).  Hospitals received the Drill Tags and other materials through the GDAHA Domestic Preparedness Coalition.

·         Have all EMS and ED personnel watch the MCI Communications Training using the link above.

·         Have a copy of the real-world MCI Communications Job Aids (we distributed copies electronically, and for EMS agencies, through the County EMAs). 

·         Have copies of the first QTD Drill MCI Communications Job Aids.  Both Job Aids can be downloaded from the same link as the training.

 

By the way, EMAs also have new larger rings to hold the tear-off sections of the Triage Tags for EMS (the rings should go in the Transport Officer Clipboards along with a copy of the real-world MCI Communications Job Aid).  The clipboards already have a small ring for what replaced the “dog-ear” tear-offs on old tags, but people have said those rings are too small.  The new rings are much larger.

 

We also still have plenty of the Training (Blue) Tags.  Any agency doing MCI or triage training can have all they want – contact your EMA or Dayton MMRS.

 

 

                           David N. Gerstner

                           MMRS/RMRS/EP Coordinator

                           Department of Fire  I  City of Dayton

                           300 N. Main St.  I  Dayton, Ohio 45402

       Office 937.333.4551  I  Fax 937.333.4561  I  www.daytonohio.gov

       24/7 Pager: 937-227-8705 or E-mail 9372278705@archwireless.net
       david.gerstner@daytonohio.gov  http://DaytonMMRS.org

 

 

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: Quarterly Triage Tag Days

Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA), Greater Miami Valley EMS Council (GMVEMSC), Dayton MMRS, and others have been working to improve communications during mass casualty incidents (MCIs).  The group produced a “job aid” to assist both EMS and hospitals with the “comm” process.  Both the process and the job aid have been tested during multiple full scale exercises.  They are functional and available for use. 

 

Now we’re taking the next steps:  training and exercise.  There are two trainings, one for hospital personnel (in the box at the bottom of the page) and one for EMS (box at the top of the page).  Watch the video (about 45 minutes), take a look at the handouts, and take the quiz, and you’ll receive a certificate for 1.5 hours of continuing education.  You can find either training here:  http://gmvemsc.org/training-mcicomm.html

 

Starting on September 26th, we’ll exercise the MCI communications processes.  Full information on the exercises is in the training.  They are called Quarterly Triage Day (QTD) Drills.  Beginning with the first QTD, for 24 hours every quarter, every patient in every Emergency Department will get a Triage Ribbon and a GREEN Triage Drill Tag (please do not use White “Live” Triage Tags for drills).  Obviously, this starts with EMS, but hospitals will place ribbons and tags on walk in patients. 

 

What do you need to do to be ready?

·         Make sure your ambulance/medic unit or Emergency Department have packages of GREEN Drill Tags.  For EMS, those have been delivered to your County Emergency Management Agencies (EMAs).  Hospitals received the Drill Tags and other materials through the GDAHA Domestic Preparedness Coalition.

·         Have all EMS and ED personnel watch the MCI Communications Training using the link above.

·         Have a copy of the real-world MCI Communications Job Aids (we distributed copies electronically, and for EMS agencies, through the County EMAs). 

·         Have copies of the first QTD Drill MCI Communications Job Aids.  Both Job Aids can be downloaded from the same link as the training.

 

By the way, EMAs also have new larger rings to hold the tear-off sections of the Triage Tags for EMS (the rings should go in the Transport Officer Clipboards along with a copy of the real-world MCI Communications Job Aid).  The clipboards already have a small ring for what replaced the “dog-ear” tear-offs on old tags, but people have said those rings are too small.  The new rings are much larger.

 

We also still have plenty of the Training (Blue) Tags.  Any agency doing MCI or triage training can have all they want – contact your EMA or Dayton MMRS.

 

 

                           David N. Gerstner

                           MMRS/RMRS/EP Coordinator

                           Department of Fire  I  City of Dayton

                           300 N. Main St.  I  Dayton, Ohio 45402

       Office 937.333.4551  I  Fax 937.333.4561  I  www.daytonohio.gov

       24/7 Pager: 937-227-8705 or E-mail 9372278705@archwireless.net
       david.gerstner@daytonohio.gov  http://DaytonMMRS.org

 

 

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: EMS Instructor Course

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#GMVEMSC Training: The 2017 Kettering Health Network EMS Symposium

 

Please join us at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering on September 22nd for the 2017 Kettering Health Network EMS Symposium. 

Registration required please see the flyer for details. 

 

Hope to see you there for a great day of education!

 

Regards,

 

 

Ryan Konkel, BS, NRP

EMS Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services

Kettering Health Network

O.(937)-395-6110  x56110

C.(937)-305-7817

F.(937)-522-8477

 

 


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#GMVEMSC Jobs: Employment opportunity - Bradford Fire & Rescue

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#GMVEMSC Training: MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management Course

Please post the attached information regarding Wayne Township FD hosting the FEMA MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management course on Tuesday, 9/26 and Wednesday, 9/27 from 08:00 - 17:00. 

 

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#GMVEMSC Training: CDMH Annual Conference

Please see the attached flyer for our 5th annual Center for Disaster Mental Health Conference.
You may also find this information on the CDMH website at http://www.disastermentalhealth.org/2016-conference.html.

As contact hours are approved, the flyer on the website will be updated.

Thanks,
Steve


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Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
241 Taylor St, Suite 130, Dayton, Ohio 45402
Direct Office: 937-424-2362
GDAHA Office: 937-228-1000
Fax: 937-228-1035
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#GMVEMSC Training: Stroke Training at Soin

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#GMVEMSC Training: New Jasper Farm Rescue Training

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#GMVEMSC Training: AEMT and EMT Refreshers

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#GMVEMSC Training: Operation Street Smart

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#GMVEMSC: GMVEMSC Research Committee Meeting - August 15th - Cancelled

**Please Note**

 

Due to multiple conflicts the Research Committee meeting that is currently scheduled for Tuesday, August 15th has been cancelled.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 19th.

 

Thanks!

 

#GMVEMSC: FW: Trauma Informed Care strategy Survey

 

Your assistance in assessing the need for trauma informed care training in your county is being requested by the Ohio Children's Trust Fund's Western Ohio Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Council.  We will appreciate one person from each organization taking a few minutes to completeby August 18 a brief survey on trauma informed care found at the following link: https://s.surveyplanet.com/HJGDU6qN-

 

Survey results will be used to plan and provide training on trauma informed care throughout the Western Ohio region which includes the following counties:  Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby. 

To receive results of the survey, please provide your e-mail address at the beginning of the survey. 

 

Thank you in advance for your participation.

 

 

Catherine A. Rauch

Human Services Planning and Development

Montgomery County

937-224-1541

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#GMVEMSC: ACLS Class at Versailles EMS

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#GMVEMSC: Region 3 RPAB August 10th, 2017

 

The next meeting of the Region 3 RPAB will be held Thursday, August 10th at 8:30 at the WSU Dept. of EM offices on Southern Blvd. Please forward agenda items to wmarriott@woh.rr.com

 

 

 

#GMVEMSC Training: Accreditation Educational Opportunity

#GMVEMSC Training: Foam Training (FREE)

#GMVEMSC Jobs: FW: PUBLIC SAFETY MEDICAL Hiring Nurse Practitioner

#GMVEMSC Training: TIM Traffic Incident Management Training Program (FREE)

#GMVEMSC Jobs: Job Posting

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#GMVEMSC Training: Miami Twp, Clermont Maxwell Class Info

#GMVEMSC Jobs: PT - Fire Safety Inspector - Position Posting

Please share the attached information regarding an employment opportunity.

 

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#GMVEMSC: GMVEMSC Standing Orders and Education Committee Meeting

All,

The Standing Orders and Education Committee will meet again on August 22nd at 12:00 p.m. at GDAHA and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Sandy at slehrter@gdaha.org.

 

This will be the last meeting for Standing Orders to make changes to 2018. The Education Committee has started working on the CBT for 2018. At this  meeting we will discuss possible improvements we can make for CBT 2018 and corrections and additions to questions. Another big item the Education Committee will discuss is the database. We are currently looking into vendors for a new one, therefore, everyone’s input is welcome to help produce a better database.

 

Since the Education Committee is meeting so late in August, there will not be a September meeting.

 

Thanks,

Alex Brahm

Education Co-Chair

GMVEMSC

apbrahm@premierhealth.com