Disaster Medicine Section Objectives
The Section currently has committee's assigned to the five content areas identified in the section operational guidelines. The committee's and the current chair are identified below: Disaster Planning (Hospital and community based): Neal Richmond, MD, FACEP
Education, Research, and Publications: Andrew Milsten, MD, MS
Disaster Response (out-of-hospital and disaster response teams): Jerry Mothershead, MD, FACEP
Communications Network: David Hogan, DO, FACEP
Policy: Bill Rogers, MD, FACEP and Wayne Lee, MD, FACEP
Disaster Planning (Hospital and Community)
| ||1. ||Participate in the review and development of the Community Resource Guide (together with those participating in the section grant). |
| ||2. ||Identify and involve where possible Disaster Medicine Section members with LEPC/ Regional/ Local planning efforts. |
| || ||2.1. ||Risk analysis within communities |
| || ||2.2. ||Educational exercises. |
| || ||2.3. ||Involvement of member's hospitals |
| || ||2.4. ||Assist with formal after action reports. |
| ||3. ||Develop strategic recommendations / methods of posting and sharing after action reports and lessons learned. |
| ||4. ||Develop the science of exercises as a learning tool with prospective analysis. |
| ||5. ||Recommendations for implementing the Disaster Data Policy. |
| ||6. ||Evaluate, analyze, and recommend input into the JCAHO standards (any changes?) and ability to respond to contaminated patients (PPE issue), overcrowding, and terrorism. |
Education, Research, Publications
- Active oversight for developing and executing section grants.
- Assist in developing surveys of members and after action reports to further the science of Disaster Medicine.
- Develop and report annually any recommendations for new courses to be considered at SA or any other meeting venue.
- Facilitate a speaker's bureau function between DMS members, the college and its chapters, and other entities.
- To take an active role in educational programs development and execution.
- Support to the communication's committee with recommendations for content to the newsletter, Elist, and website.
- Monitor and publish academic opportunities for DMS training or specialization including fellowship opportunities.
- Monitor and communicate (surveillance) with DMS educational materials available through websites, articles, text, courses.
Disaster Response (out-of-hospital and disaster response teams)
- Assist with the Community Resource Guide revision by identifying and monitoring contact information with all national/ state/ local response teams (for the appendix and our own database).
- Develop recommendations and implement strategies for compiling, analyzing, and sharing after action reports and lessons learned (possible section grant 2002-2003 cycle).
- Develop and facilitate the process for a DMS to become a member of a local team.
- Identify remote learning opportunities.
- Facilitate bidirectional communications between section members and the college.
- Oversight for the newsletter, Elist, discussion boards, and any other communication tool available.
- The Newsletter Editor, Associate Editors, Contributing editors, Elist editor, and website facilitators serve on this committee.
- The Secretary is part of this committee
- Evaluate and facilitate the role of the section matching member interest with opportunities (while helping to identify those opportunities).
- Develop a strategic plan to facilitate using the Elist- website-discussion boards-and survey instruments to meet the objective of sharing information, receive and give council, and serve as a resource to the ACEP BOD, the college membership, external organizations, and agencies as well as others.
- To promote the expertise in Disaster Medicine and promote membership in DMS
- Facilitate and develop a functional membership subcommittee.
- Monitor, review, and make recommendations for Policy, PREP, or liaison appointments annually.
- Review the college policy documents to keep policies current.
- Assist in the development of Board Recommendations
- Monitor implementation successes with current policies.
- Identify issues which would benefit from the development of policy or legislation.
- Example-the job protection issue of team members that are not part of the DMAT federal statues.
- Assist in the development of Council resolutions
- Identify policies by other medical or non-medical organizations in Disaster Medicine which might raise turf issues.