Healthcare Standard Training
CHHS conducted two separate efforts to increase the competency and use of a Healthcare (HC) Standard system throughout Maryland and the National Capital Region (NCR). HC Standard compiles emergency management and patient tracking tools in one system to provide a rapid common operating picture among hospitals, emergency medical responders, and the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems. CHHS Exercise and Training staff first conducted a series of site visits to hospitals throughout the state to provide training and equipment checks. CHHS also facilitated a series of meetings within the NCR to identify barriers to use and help create sustainable solutions. Overall, these projects will increase capabilities throughout Maryland and the NCR to respond to medical surge events.
This text is taken from the CHHS Fall 2014 Newsletter