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December 2019

Basic Disaster Life Support

December 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, 1700 Reservoir St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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BDLS® is targeted to multiple disciplines including: emergency medical service (EMS) personnel, hazardous materials personnel, public safety and public health personnel, and health care providers. By teaching multiple disciplines simultaneously, a commonality of approach and language will develop, improving the care and coordination of response in WMD disaster and public health emergencies.   To Register: Email Matt Cronin at exercise&training@nwrhcc.org BDLS Flyer Harrisonburg December10

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Webinar: Medical Reserve Corps Preparedness and Response

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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Join FEMA Region II this December for a monthly preparedness webinar featuring speakers from local and national Medical Reserve Corps teams. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers including medical and public health professionals, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities in blue skies and disasters. We will hear from Betty Duggan of the New York City MRC to learn about their community efforts around pandemics likes the flu, as well as from Kristen Lepore…

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Updated Guidance for Using Intravenous Artesunate to Treat Severe Malaria in the United States

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Online Webinar

In the United States, about 2,000 cases of malaria are imported each year, 300 of which are severe. There is no FDA-approved drug available to treat severe malaria. Intravenous (IV) artesunate, which is neither FDA-approved nor commercially available, is currently the first-line drug to treat severe malaria in the United States. Since April 1, 2019, all U.S. clinicians must call the CDC to obtain IV artesunate to treat cases of severe malaria. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn about…

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The Effects of Ransomware Don’t End with the Ransom

December 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Online Webinar

Ransomware is back with a vengeance, impacting health care organizations like yours around the globe. While it appeared ransomware cases might be decreasing for a brief time, these incidents rose dramatically over the past year. This increase in malicious activity has serious business ramifications — from increasing downtime to causing revenue loss. Ransomware attacks also can impact a hospital’s ability to treat patients. In this webinar, the American Hospital Association’s Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk will share an overview…

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Regional Coalition Meeting

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

The regional coalition meeting will be held using our Ring Central service. If this is the first time you have logged in using Ring Central’s webinar, please log in early so that you may be able to install the file to attend the meeting. The webinar dial-in information will be sent to the attendees. The agenda and minutes will be emailed to the attendees.

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