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About the Course

Recent national disasters like earthquake in Gujarat, cyclone in Orissa and international events of terrorism have underlined the need for prompt medical response and sound preparedness plans on the part of hospitals against such disasters. Not many hospitals and public medical establishments in India have set plans to deal with such unforeseen situations.

In developed countries all hospitals and health care delivery units have set plans to deal with emergency situations. These include external disasters like earthquake, cyclone, flood, major accident, air crash, war, riots etc. and internal disasters like fire, bomb blast, terrorist attacks etc. A comprehensive plan is drawn out to deal with such situation with role and accountability of various departments and individuals identified. Co-ordination with internal units and external agencies like rescue teams, police, transport and communication support systems, media, Government and other hospitals is ensured for smooth management of disaster victims.

Course Objectives

To provide conceptual awareness about benefits / needs for Disaster Preparedness for the Hospitals.
To provide Model Plans for Disaster Management for hospitals in situations like earthquake, cyclone, major accidents, railway accidents , plane crash etc.
To develop customized Disaster Management plans for Indian hospitals in their environment and given resources.
To develop skills to test the preparedness through regular Disaster Drills.
To promote interaction between local, state and central public health practitioners and policy makers and evolve networking between them to develop emergency response and coordination capabilities.
To evolve a structured training programme on Disaster preparedness for Hospitals in India.
To identify trainers to take up this training initiative.

Course Director

The course will be led by Colonel Timothy J. Hodgetts, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Trauma at the University of Birmingham, UK.

For whom

This course is designed to help the following professionals:
Hospital Administrators of public and private hospitals
Emergency Medicine and Trauma Specialists
Heads of Clinical Departments
Senior Nursing and Paramedical professionals
Public Health Officials of local, state and central Government
Defense Medical Personnel

Course Format

The course will be a two day programme with Day 1 (Pre-hospital phase) and Day 2 (Hospital Phase) earmarked for various areas. The conference is structured in a manner in which participants will be able to interact with faculty. The methodology will include instructional lectures, interactive sessions, video demonstrations, scenario exercise and evaluation. The general sessions that are interspersed throughout the program, are designed to encourage networking and the building groups sharing common interests.

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