June 20, 2019
Articles Included in Today’s Disaster Readiness Line Newsletter:
Kroger Berry Recall Details – Possible Hepatitis A Contamination
Kroger announced Friday that it is recalling frozen berry products due to possible hepatitis A contamination. Click here for more.
HHS Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center Threat Briefing on Vulnerability/Patch Management in the Health Care Enterprise
The HHS Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center has released this report on vulnerability/patch management in the health care enterprise. Click here for more
School Nurses Receive Disaster Response Training
School nurses encounter crises daily, and as the frontline of health care for many students, they play a crucial leadership role in their schools. Click here for more.
Travelers Should get MMR Vaccine in Wake of “Record-Breaking” European Measles Outbreak
A report published Monday in the American Academy of Pediatrics medical journal recommends all U.S. citizens “receive all recommended vaccinations, including measles, before traveling abroad.” Click here for more.
June Mutual Aid Task Force Meeting
Last week’s Mutual Aid Task Force (MATF) meeting had 120 attendees and included some of the presentations highlighted below.
Miller Birdsong, Coalition Coordinator for Region G, showed off the new oxygen generator and trailer that is now stored at Augusta University Medical Center (AUMC).
Jennifer Davis, Coalition Coordinator, and Jenaila Hawkins, Coalition Facilitator for Region N, partnered with the Marietta Fire Chief to share their recent response to a gas leak that created an evacuation at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.Other presentations included Fairview Park Hospital’s response to a bus accident, the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), and how to navigate the new WebEOC event platform.
Pictures from the meeting can be found at this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/K8ijSqUQneNAgMcx9
MESH Daily Situational Awareness Brief – June 19 Melioidosis Awareness – June 19, 2019
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Highlights – Healthcare and Public Health Sector Highlights – June 2019
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Highlights – Preparedness, Resilience, and Response Edition – June 13, 2019
GHA911 Training Update
Everbridge Training Opportunity
Sign up for the web based Everbridge Training. This training is for dispatchers to become familiar with sending messages and for managers sending messages and managing their contacts. Please fill in the information below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Lanetta Mathis Lmathis@gha.org, 770-249-4532
The training is scheduled for June 17th from 11 am – 12 pm
Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MCVNLPD
Online Preparedness Tools – Tips & Tricks
Accessing Tech Support During the Transition
Lanetta Mathis is GHA’s Emergency Preparedness Communications Manager. Lanetta may be reached at Lmathis@gha.org or 770-249-4532/ 229-591-8794.
WebEOC has officially transitioned to the new DPH WebEOC platform. Additional training dates will be available soon.
If you would like to access the Everbridge User Guide and you have an account, log in and select the Help and Support link in the top right hand corner of the page.
EVERBRIDGE MOBILE APP
REQUIRED UPGRADE TO VERSION 9.0.0 FOR ANDROID USERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE
The GHA911 help library (Public Folder–>Help Library) is an excellent resource with illustrated instruction sheets for almost all site functions.
Emergency Preparedness Education Opportunities
Disaster Recovery and Emergency Mode Operations Under HIPPA
July 9, 2019
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT
Please Note: This Program Fee is $195.00 per phone line, not per person. You and your team are welcome to conference in.
DPH Media and Crisis Emergency Risk Communication Training
August 28, 2019
Valdosta State University
Click here for more.
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