Feb 17 cdphadmin

Is your facility prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) by strategically pre-positioning supplies and training staff on their roles in response to a disaster? The California Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Office invites you to join us (online) for a one hour Medical Surge Webinar on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 1:00PM PST.


The 15 ‘til 50 program provides the tools to:

  • Train emergency department staff, physicians and ancillary/support personnel to be ready to receive a surge of patients within 15 minutes of notification
  • Determine the healthcare facility’s capacity and layout to set up supplies and equipment to manage 50 patients within 15 minutes
  • Utilize HICS and strengthen communication between disaster patient care areas and the Hospital Command Center

Webinar hosts Chris Riccardi, CHSP, CHEP, CHCM-SEC, of Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Terry Stone, RN, of Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital led the development of this program. Our hosts will guide participants through the 15 ‘til 50 MCI Toolkit, made available free of charge through grant funds. The Toolkit contains videos, slide decks, checklists, a planning guide, plan template and much more!

Click here to view the full  15 ’til 50 Toolkit.

You are encouraged to share this information with anyone who may benefit from the training. If you have questions or require special assistance, please contact our webinar coordinator, Francisco Soto at francisco@constantassociates.com or (424) 320-2696

Register now and join us to help prepare your hospital for the next disaster.


Susan Fanelli
Assistant Director
California Department of Public Health