SGEC Webinar Series

Webinar Series 2014

Geriatric Emergency Preparedness 
Provided By The Geriatric Emergency Preparedness & Response (GEPR) Collaborative
Host: Stanford Geriatric Education Center
Facilitator: Melen McBride, PhD, RN, 
FGSA Associate Director

All webinars will be 12:00-1:00 Pacific time unless otherwise indicated 
Please do not forward or post the link of the webinar recordings or use it in any way without prior permission from the Stanford Geriatric Education Center.
Webinar Brochure:

Contributing to Ethnogeriatrics Health
and Well Being

Through Improving Community Health Resilience Capacities

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

3-4 pm ET, 2-3 pm CT, 12-1 pm PT


Jeffrey Stiefel, PhD
Senior Health Threats Advisor, Health Threats Resilience Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Paula L. Scalingi, PhD
Executive Director, Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience and Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Laurence Raine, Dr.PH., MPH, MS

Deputy Branch Chief Workforce Health & Medical Support Division, DHS Together Program Manager, Office of Health Affairs, Department of Homeland Security

The webinar provides a range of information for healthcare professionals on how improved community health resilience can significantly benefit the health and well-being of seniors through improving the culturally relevant capabilities and capacities of individuals and their caregivers, hospitals, health centers, eldercare facilities, and essential logistic chains and support networks that serve ethnic seniors . The Webinar will also highlight existing culturally proficient capabilities and best practices to enhance the health resilience of ethnic elders both in normal and disaster conditions.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain briefly community health resilience, it's focus areas and the development of public/private community resilience engagement empowerment.
  2. Identify at least five geriatric health resilience challenges, key needs and special considerations when planning and/or implementing a community health resilience program.
  3. List at least five essential factors that healthcare professionals should address in developing culturally responsive health resilient communities to benefit the complex needs for preparedness of diverse seniors and building upon existing capabilities and best practices.
  4. Discuss briefly at least two challenges to progress in community health resilience for geriatric preparedness and what to do about them.
  5. List at least five tools that may be beneficial to the diverse geriatric populations, their caregivers, and health practitioners.

Navigating Current and New Guidelines
and Requirements

for Preparedness in Long-Term Care Settings

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

3-4 pm ET, 2-3 pm CT, 12-1 pm PT

Elizabeth Shiels, MSSW, LCSW
Institutional Director, Ohio Valley Appalachia Region Geriatric Education Center (OVARGEC).

Federal and state disaster policymakers look to long-term care (LTC) facilities to provide shelter for hospitals and other LTC facilities during disasters. However, the available beds for immediate use are limited by federal and state legislation and regulation, the same authoritative agencies that expect effective response from LTC systems. The session will describe three state initiatives to mitigate the dilemma and challenges.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the session, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two opportunities to engage in statewide emergency preparedness efforts to promote effective preparedness response, including the most vulnerable diverse populations of elders, who reside in LTC facilities or in the community.
  2. List at least three key stakeholders and partners to contact in their states to pursue effective LTC preparedness planning.
  3. Describe briefly how to assess immediate LTC bed availability and determine the gap between expectation from hospitals and actual available capacity during disasters.
  4. Describe briefly the state resources for mass casualty and surge planning, key partners and ways to overcome barriers to effective preparedness, especially in no-notice disasters.
  5. Identify at least three cross-benefits from statewide collaborations in the aging service network that can increase more funding opportunities.

Webinar Handouts:
SGEC Webinar Slides (PDF)
SGEC Recieving Surge (WORD)

The "Active Shooter" in Long Term Care

and Assisted Living Communities

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

3-4 pm ET, 2-3 pm CT, 12-1 pm PT

Kathy Knight, RN, BSN, CHEC
Director for the Northeastern Maine Regional Resource Center (NE-MRRC) at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), the EMHS Center for Emergency Preparedness, and the Northeastern Maine Medical Reserve Corps.
Judy A. Metcalf, ANP-BC, MS, FMGS
Director, University of New England, Maine Geriatric Education Center Nurse Practitioner, Mature Care, University of New England School of Community and Population Health.

The session will discuss preparedness issues in long term care and assisted living facilities specific to patients/residents particularly the cognitively impaired, family, caregivers and care providers to prevent, mitigate, and recover from an incident involving an "active shooter". The incident is difficult to predict and can rapidly develop; usually an approach to selecting victims is undetectable hence the element of surprise could create a destabilizing effect in the LTC setting. The session provides guidance to help LTC personnel (nursing and other care/service providers) and managers/administrators prevent and prepare for a potential crisis.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the session, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 2 possible indicators for a potential "active shooter" situation in a LTC facility.
  2. Describe constructive strategies that can be adapted in LTC facilities to prevent or prepare for a potential "active shooter" situation.
  3. List at least 3 ways that LTC personnel can assist law enforcement responders during a crisis.
  4. Describe how to manage the after - effects of an incident particularly for the cognitively impaired residents/patients.

Webinar Handouts:
SGEC Webinar Slides [PDF]

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