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Lessons Learned From the Field of Emergency Preparedness: Slide Presentation

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Regional Implementation

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  • Identification of a region-wide issue.
    • Established objectives with attainable deadlines.
  • Development of a multidisciplinary committee.
    • Regional Coordinators, Emergency Management Agencies (EMA), Public Health, Hospitals.
  • Evaluation of various resource management tools or response tools with included resource management components over a 9 month period.
  • Tools evaluated on the following criteria:
    • Affordability.
    • Customizable.
    • Internet Based.
    • Security.
    • Customer Support.
    • Ease of Use.

Speaker Notes:

In order to implement the Emergency Preparedness Resource Inventory Tool (EPRI) at a regional level, a multi-disciplinary committee was developed and evaluated several tools over a 9-month period based on affordability, if it was able to be customized, if it was Internet-based, the level of security it provides, the availability of customer support, and its ease of use.

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