Robert Mitchell, M.D, Disaster Medicine Project (DMP) Medical Director, provided this report on a new program to train hospitals in disaster preparedness: “On Saturday, the Disaster Medicine Project presented its inaugural training at Swedish/Edmonds to provide 20 physicians, nurses and staff with a standardized, all-hazards approach to crisis and disaster response, enabling self-reliance, quality patient care and community resilience even in the worst of circumstances. The enthusiasm and keen interest demonstrated by all participants was contagious and invigorated the room.
“We are excited that Swedish/Edmonds will be our flagship hospital, and we are grateful for the support of Chief Officer David Jaffe. On behalf of the Disaster Medicine Project and the community I would like to thank Mark Nunes and his S/E staff for all their efforts and logistics support, as well as to congratulate Swedish/Edmonds on a successful maiden flight of the DMP Basic Disaster Life Support hospital program. The next step will be to assemble an after-action report (AAR) of the event with improvement matrix and action items, and to begin planning a tabletop exercise/drill based on the attendee interactions and observations during the class day.”
For more information on the program, see an earlier story.