TASK FORCE:

Training & Exercise (T&E)

The Training & Exercise Workgroup’s last meeting is Tuesday, July 6, 2021, from 11:10 A.M. – 12:10 P.M. Starting August 2021, the workgroup’s name will change to the Training & Exercise Task Force. The T&E Task Force will be established by REPC when necessary to address specific TSA-E projects. Future meetings can be found on the website’s calendar. 

 

Training & Exercise Task Force Purpose

The Training and Exercise Task Force will be charged to:

  • Make recommendations for training and training vendors that may fulfill contract deliverables and HCC healthcare delivery needs, and which support disaster medical care delivery
  • Assist in the development of regional discussion and operations- based exercises
  • Coordinate the completion of the yearly MYTEP
  • Recommend training to close specific gaps and needs identified by HCC members
  • Promote and support training for health care providers, laboratorians, non-clinical staff, and ancillary workforce in:
    • Clinical management (e.g., chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives [CBRNE] burn, trauma, and other recognized hazards) for all populations
    • Responder safety and health requirements
    • Management of patients in a resource-scarce environment, including the implementation of crisis standards of care
    • Ensure health care organization leadership is aware of and engaged in HCC activities
  • Ensure HCC leadership receives NIMS training
  • Promote NIMS implementation, including training and exercises, among HCC members to facilitate operational coordination with public safety and emergency management organizations during an emergency using an incident command system (ICS)
  • Assist HCC members with incorporating NIMS components into their EOPs
  • For those members not bound by NIMS implementation, the HCC should consider training on response planning techniques, organizational structure, and other incident management practices that will prepare members for their roles during a response including participation in AAR/ IP development
  • Recommend strategies to manage patients in a resource-scarce environment, including the implementation of crisis standards of care
  • Ensure health care organization leadership is aware of and engaged in HCC activities
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