Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency

Health Care Coalition

Newsletters:

    April 2019 Newsletter 

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative: Julie Adelchanow jadelchanow@amsurg.com

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Elaine Forsyth, RN   eforsyth@dhs.lacounty.gov

 

Resources Documents:

    ASC Patient Disaster Record-Sample

    ASC Policy Template-Sample

    Healthcare Surge Planning Guide (2017)

    Preparedness Items List for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (2012)

Resource Links:

    California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA)

Point of Contact Info: 

HCC Representative: Sandra Stark Shields, LMFT-LACo DMH                sashields@dmh.lacounty.gov

EMS Agency Program Manager:  Ami Boonjaluksa, RN            aboonjaluksa2@dhs.lacounty.gov

Resources Documents:

    Anticipate. Plan. Deter. Building Responder Resilience-Instructor Guide (2015)

    Preparing Hospitals and Clinics for the Psychological Consequences of a Terrorist Incident or Other Public Health Emergency (2007)

    PsySTART Badge Buddy

    PsyStart Disaster Mental Health Triage Systems Concept of Operations (CONOPS) Toolkit for the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency

  • Attachment 1PsySTART Disaster Mental Health Triage System “Exercise Only” form
  • Attachment 2HICS- Mental Health Unit Leader with PsyStart Triage Manager Component Job Action Sheet
  • Attachment 3HICS – Mental Health Triage (PsySTART) Manager Job Action Sheet
  • Attachment 4PsySTART Staff Self Triage System (Single-day version)
  • Attachment 5PsySTART Staff Self Triage System (Multi-day version)
  • Attachment 6PsySTART Staff Self Triage System Leader Summary Form
  • Attachment 7HICS- Employee Health & Well-Being Unit Leader with PsySTART Staff Triage Component
  • Attachment 8Building Your Responder Personal Resilience Plan™.      Anticipate, Plan, Deter – Maximizing Resilience for Healthcare Workers (brochure)
  • Attachment 9Listen, Protect and Connect: Family to Family, Neighbor to Neighbor to Neighbor-Psychological First Aid (PFA) for the Community Helping Each Other
  • Attachment 10 – PsySTART  Disaster Mental Health Triage Systems TableTop Exercise  Guidebook for Healthcare Facilities

Resource Links:

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Code Triage: Integrating the National Children’s Disaster Mental Health Concept of Operations Across Health Care Systems

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative: Roel Amara, RN ramara@dhs.lacounty.gov

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Aracely Campos  acampos4@dhs.lacounty.gov

Agendas:

    Feb 2017

    June 2017

Meeting Minutes:

    February 2017

    June 2017

General:

    Coalition Surge Test

    Healthcare Coalition Governance Document (2012)

    Healthcare Coalition Resources 
    
HHS emPOWER Map 

    HPP Turns 15 years Old 

    Inclusive Planning in Emergency Response 

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative: Brenda Rodriguez – CCALAC                brodriguez@ccalac.org

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Ami Boonjaluksa, RN                aboonjaluksa2l@dhs.lacounty.gov 

Resources Documents:

Healthcare Surge Planning Guide (2017)

Resource Links:

    Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC)

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative:

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Elaine Forsyth, RN eforsyth@dhs.lacounty.gov

Resources Documents:

Healthcare Surge Planning Guide (2017)

Resource Links:

    ESRD Network 18 of Southern California- Emergency Readiness

    Disaster Management of Chronic Dialysis Patients

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative:

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Elaine Forsyth, RN   eforsyth@dhs.lacounty.gov

Resources Documents:

    Ambulance Guidelines for Response to Radiation Events (2013)

    Healthcare Surge Planning Guide (2017)

Resource Links:

    California Emergency Medical Services Authority- Disaster Medical Services Division

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative:        Ashu Palta LACo OEM         APalta@ceooem.lacounty.gov

                                  Tayler Lorence LA EMD             tayler.lorence@lacity.org

                                    Emily Helder LA EMD

Resources Documents:

Strategies for Inclusive Planning in Emergency Response (2017)

Resource Links:

    Los Angeles City Emergency Management Department

    Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management

    California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative:  Andrew Pagsisihan                     andrew.pagsisihan@allcareprovider.com

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Elaine Forsyth, RN   eforsyth@dhs.lacounty.gov

Newsletters:

April 2019 Newsletter 

Resources Documents:

    Healthcare Surge Planning Guide (2017)

Resource Links:

Emergency Preparedness Packet for Home Health Agencies(2011)

    National Association of Homecare and Hospice (Disaster Plans and Educational Presentations)

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative:     Jaime Garcia, Regional VP HASC                     jgarcia@hasc.org

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Chris Sandoval, RN                       csandoval@dhs.lacounty.gov

Resources Documents: See EMS Agency Disaster Programs-Resource Documents

    Healthcare Surge Planning Guide (2017)

Resource Links:

See EMS Agency Disaster Programs-Resource Links

    Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC)

    Saint Mary Medical Center DRC

    South Bay Area DRC

    California Hospital Association Emergency Preparedness 

Articles: 

Assessing Hospital Disaster Preparedness: A Comparison of an On-Site Survey, Directly Observed Drill Performance, and Video Analysis of Teamwork

    Los Angeles County and the Disaster Resource Center Program

    Transportation Resource Requirements for Hospital Evacuation

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative: Jason Belden-CAHF                     jbelden@cahf.org

                                    Cortney Kesterson-CAHF         ckesterson@cahf.org

    EMS Agency Program Manager:  Elaine Forsyth, RN       eforsyth@dhs.lacounty.gov

Resources Documents:

    Disaster Preparedness Resource Guide for LTCHF (2018)

    Healthcare Surge Planning Guide (2017)

Resource Links:

    Long Term, Home Health, and Hospice Care Planning Guide for Public Health Emergencies

    California Association of Health Facilities –Disaster Preparedness Program

Point of Contact Info: 

    HCC Representative: Stella Fogelman, RN, MSN-LAC DPH     sfogleman@ph.lacounty.gov

                                          Sandy Wedgeworth-LBHHS                       Sandy.Wedgeworth@longbeach.gov

                                          Adrianne Kung-PPH                                      akung@cityofpasadena.net       

Resources Documents:

Resource Links:

    California Department of Public Health-Emergency Preparedness Office

    https://emsa.ca.gov/plans/

    Long Beach Health and Human Services

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health-Acute Communicable Disease Control (ACDC)

    Los Angeles Health Alert Notification-Sign Up