A Multi-state, Multi-organizational Solution to Limited Regional Pediatric Medical Surge Capacity in the Southeastern United States
A lack of pediatric surge capacity is particularly acute in the Southeastern United States because of the relatively low number of pediatric facilities and limited health resources. Program faculty will address the obstacles faced in regional pediatric surge and discuss the efforts of more than 40 organizations to organize and maintain the Southeastern Regional Pediatric Disaster Surge Network – a voluntary group of health care providers, public health departments, volunteers, and emergency responders from five southern states.
Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students
- Discuss the nature of pediatric surge capacity in the Southeastern United States
- Report the efforts of more than 40 organizations to address limited pediatric surge capacity
- Outline the nature and organization of the Southeastern Regional Pediatric Disaster Surge Network
- Illustrate some of the organizational, operational, and maintenance issues associated with the development of a cooperative multi-state, multi-organizational emergency network
Children’s Health System of Alabama
Office of Emergency Planning and Response
Mississippi State Department of Health
Office of Bioterrorism Preparedness
Mississippi Hospital Association
Lee Ann Ruffing
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
Social Work Division Director
Alabama Department of Public Health
- 2.00 Participation/CETulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 2.00 hour(s) of credit for completing A Multi-state, Multi-organizational Solution to Limited Regional Pediatric Medical Surge Capacity in the Southeastern United States
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