Category: Disaster Planning, Education and Exercises
In the wake of the Orlando nightclub in 2016, CEPAR commends Orlando Regional Medical Center, which cared for a majority of the patients, for its outstanding response. How would Johns Hopkins respond to a similar event?
At Johns Hopkins, we have a long-standing multidisciplinary response team and a system in place to determine whether or not sending a response team following a disaster is appropriate.
The safety of Johns Hopkins faculty members, staff members and students is our primary concern, and CEPAR wants everyone to be aware of any pending or actual disasters or safety threats on campus.
In times when hospitals nationwide are already filled to capacity in many cases, how can hospitals plan to handle an unexpected influx of patients?
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital recently participated in an emergency preparedness training exercise on Dec. 7 led by the Tampa Bay Rays, in collaboration with the city of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and federal law enforcement agencies
In the wake of deadly mass shootings around the nation, Gabor Kelen, M.D., discusses how Johns Hopkins would respond to an influx of patients.
Johns Hopkins All Children’s came together to keep the hospital operating during Hurricane Irma. Find out how they prepared and weathered the storm.
Staff members at The Johns Hopkins Hospital prepared in recent weeks for two emergency scenarios in different areas of the hospital.
On Feb. 6 and 7, the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit (BCU) hosted the National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) for a site visit and concurrently ran a “day in the life” drill, which exercised the daily operations capabilities of the BCU.
From AMBER alerts to weather alerts to alerts at Johns Hopkins, here's what you need to know about these emergency notifications.
Johns Hopkins joins nationwide initiative to empower bystanders in case of a mass casualty event.
Deadly mass shootings have risen dramatically during the past decade to become an all-too-often horrifying and heartbreaking trend that can happen anywhere. How is Johns Hopkins preparing, and what can you do in the event of such attack?
Do you have fur babies or other pets? Have you ever thought about what you would do with them during a major disaster, such as a hurricane, flood or tornado?
CEPAR spotlights Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where Cindy Notobartolo, administrative director of emergency department/trauma, safety and security services, and Donna Sasenick, manager of safety and emergency management, have been leading the emergency management team together for more than a decade.
A biocontainment unit exercise showcased its capabilities and team to media, congressional staff members and state officials.
Since its opening in 2015, the Johns Hopkins Biocontainment Unit, one of 10 regional centers in the U.S., has served as a site of research and training for highly infectious diseases. Staff members are now passing on that knowledge to other Maryland hospitals.
CEPAR spotlights Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center’s emergency management team.
CEPAR spotlights the emergency management team for the Johns Hopkins Heath System and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Experts from the Department of Emergency Medicine and CEPAR led training in Central Asia to help health leaders and doctors abroad manage events with mass casualties, such as a mass shooting or bombing.
Emergencies can happen at any time, and organizations such as Johns Hopkins need to be ready. At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Brian Donohue, business continuity program manager, leads preparations for emergencies and ensures the continuation of operations in case of potential disruptions.
From a concert in Las Vegas to a Virginia Beach municipal building, mass shootings unfortunately are becoming more common across the country. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, is among the Johns Hopkins entities training and preparing for such an emergency.
No matter if it is peak hurricane season or a potential emergency any other time of the year, the Safety and Emergency Preparedness team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s is preparing for the worst.
For more than seven years, Gene Mellin has managed the hospital’s emergency preparedness and response efforts. He responded to questions about his role and efforts at Howard County General.
The Johns Hopkins University is among the entities continuing to put preparedness as a priority. Two separate areas of the university recently held two different tabletop exercises in October 2019 — each with different goals.
Since 2017, about 60 faculty and staff members in various roles across the Johns Hopkins Health System and university have participated in the training held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama.
Johns Hopkins Medicine teams recently tested their ability to receive and care for simulated patients suspected of having Ebola.