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2018-08-14
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            [post_content] => The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council in partnership with the Franklin County School Nurse Collaborative presents School Emergency Triage Training, a program for school nurses.

School Emergency Triage Training (SETT) is a disaster preparedness training providing school nurses with skills necessary to organize and lead school-based Disaster Response Teams and to perform triage in response to mass casualty incident (MCI) events. SETT is developed by the National Association of School Nurses. 

5.25 Hours of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) are available. Pre-registration is required. Complete the form below. The training is free. 

This training is open to school nurses in the four counties of western Massachusetts, including Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire & Hampden.

SETT Objectives include:
  1. Describe the importance of preventative training for disaster planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising and evaluating and taking corrective action prior to a school Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) event.
  2. Lists skills and characteristics a school nurse would need to be an effective leader in mass casualty response in schools.
Upon completion of the training, nurses will be able to demonstrate the following:
  1. Describe the importance of preventative training for disaster planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising and evaluating and taking corrective action prior to a school Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) event.
  2. Lists skills and characteristics a school nurse would need to be an effective leader in mass casualty response in schools.
  3. Apply knowledge to develop basic disaster prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery plans for health service providers in schools.
  4. Identify issues unique to the school setting that can impact the sustainability and effectiveness of disaster preparedness measures.
  5. Discuss regional considerations related to disaster preparedness training with local and national resources.
  6. Demonstrate how to use the START/JumpSTART algorithms to perform mass casualty triage.
  7. Identify and list the principles and methods used to perform triage and response to school-based MCI events.
  8. Identify strategies to engage school Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Team volunteers and administrative support.
  9. Describe how the Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice ™ is applicable to Emergency/Disaster Preparedness.
  The training is free and food will be provided. On-site sign-in begins at 8:15 am. The training will begin promptly at 9:00 am. You must be pre-registered.  Registration are accepted through Friday, August 17. Please complete the form to register: [gravityform id="47" title="false" description="false"] [post_title] => School Emergency Triage Training [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => school-emergency-triage-training [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-30 10:07:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-30 14:07:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://wrhsac.org/?p=6034 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 5905 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2018-03-14 13:05:42 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-03-14 17:05:42 [post_content] =>

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour course that teaches a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, and self- help care. Participants learn the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and, most importantly, teaches individuals how to help someone in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The course is taught to police, first responders, corrections officers, and other public safety audiences around the country. Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety provides officers with more response options to help them de-escalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health-related calls appropriately without compromising safety. This session is Berkshire County Police Departments who have taken the One Mind Pledge. Other agencies will be placed on a waitlist and notified of availability two weeks before the training. The training is free. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The training will be held at the Berkshire South Community Center, Great Barrington, MA Please complete the form below to register: [gravityform id="49" title="false" description="false"] [post_title] => Mental Health First Aid Training [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => mental-health-first-aid-training-2 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-07-30 12:05:44 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-07-30 16:05:44 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://wrhsac.org/?p=5905 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) )
Upcoming Training and Exercises Date
School Emergency Triage TrainingWhere: Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 @ 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid TrainingWhere: Berkshire South Community Center, Great Barrington, MA Thursday, September 6th, 2018 @ 8:00 am to 4:30pm