Region V Emergency Preparedness Coalition Full Scale Exercise
During our largest exercise to date, CHHS was all-hands-on-deck for a full-scale mass casualty exercise on May 19, 2015. The Region V Emergency Preparedness Coalition (EPC), which includes representatives from Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland, brought CHHS onboard to test medical surge capacity by simulating a bus accident resulting in multiple traumas, as well as an infectious disease component. With nearly 20 hospitals and medical centers joining from the region, the exercise gave participants the opportunity to test hospital specific surge plans, infectious disease protocols, as well as regional response and coordination during a mass casualty incident. In addition, CHHS evaluated resource sharing and management processes of the Region V EPC during the exercise.
This text is taken from the CHHS Fall 2015 Newsletter