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Title: Coping with Disaster: Planning for Pandemic Bob Mauskapf, MPA Colonel, USMC ret Director, Emergency


1
Coping with Disaster Planning for Pandemic
Bob Mauskapf, MPA Colonel, USMC (ret) Director,
Emergency Operations, Planning Logistics
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Hospitalized Casualties in Past Events
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Alice and planning
  • Alice
  • Which way should I go?
  • Cat
  • That depends on where you are going.
  • Alice
  • I dont know where Im going!
  • Cat
  • Then it doesnt matter which way you go.

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H5N1 Asian Epizootic Avian flu
  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)
  • Dec 2003 to present
  • Poultry outbreaks in numerous countries in Asia,
    Indonesia, Europe, Middle East and Africa
    millions of birds culled
  • 385 human cases in 14 countries (as of July 1,
    2008) 243 deaths (63 mortality)
  • Historically unprecedented
  • Geographical scope
  • Economic consequences

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In Virginia, pandemic flu impact estimates
include
  • 2,700 to 6,300 deaths
  • 12,000 to 28,500 hospitalizations
  • 575,000 to 1.35 million outpatient visits
  • 1.08 million to 2.52 million people becoming sick

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Unique Features of Pandemic Flu
  • Multiple areas affected at the same time
  • More difficult to shift resources
  • Could go on for months in a community, with 2-3
    different waves over 18-24 mo
  • Healthcare workers will be affected
  • Preventive and therapeutic agents delayed and in
    short supply
  • New vaccine must be made for the pandemic virus
  • Widespread illness would impact essential services

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Issue Antivirals
  • Federal stockpile of antivirals growing
  • States have option to stockpile antivirals at
    discounted federal contract price
  • Virginia has purchased full allotted amount
    distribution plan in development (treatment)
  • Goal antivirals to treat 25 of VA population
  • Increasing supply and production capacity
    discussion of increased prophylaxis use

10
Issue Community Containment
  • Limiting community spread social distancing
  • School closures
  • Recommendations about telecommuting
  • Snow days
  • Isolation/quarantine mainly voluntary
  • Discouraging/banning large gatherings
    (indoor/outdoor)
  • New recommendations based on severity of
    pandemic, on a scale of 1-5

11
Pandemic Influenza Planning
  • Include involvement of
  • DOD Installations
  • Schools/Colleges and Universities
  • First responders fire, EMS/Public safety, Law
    enforcement
  • Business community/Private sector
  • Media
  • Assisted living and other social services
    programs
  • Volunteer, non-profit groups/Faith community
  • Coordinated planning of federal, state, local
    governments and agencies

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Pandemic Influenza Planning Health
  • Risk communications
  • Community containment
  • Antiviral distribution plan
  • Mass vaccination
  • Medical surge, healthcare coalitions
  • Surveillance and investigation
  • Laboratory services
  • Fatality management
  • Altered standards of care due to resource
    limitations

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Pandemic Influenza Planning Non-Health
  • Command and Control
  • Community containment measures
  • Economic impact
  • School closure
  • Isolation
  • Voluntary quarantine
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Government entities
  • Critical infrastructure economy, trade, business
  • Agriculture, water and food chain safety
  • Human resource issues, policies (public and
    private)

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Exercises
  • Aug 06 Tabletop Ex (TTX)
  • Statewide FluEx, Oct 06
  • Cabinet TTX, Sep 07
  • Mid Atlantic Region NGA TTX, Nov 07
  • CDC ( 5 states) Functional Exercise Sep 08
  • FluEx 08, Nov 18-19 08

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PanFlu COOP
  • Discuss expectations with staff early
  • Communications will be key
  • Need reliable, credible sources of information
  • Need coordinated communication channels
  • Rely on both internal/external channels
  • Monitor state of transportation systems
  • High exposure staff will probably need
    prophylaxis
  • Security, Healthcare Providers
  • May need to consider relief for regulatory
    requirements

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PanFlu-Specific Recommendations
  • Initiate Activities Early
  • Purchase and stockpile critical equipment and
    supplies ahead of time
  • Equip key staff with needed laptops and remote
    access capabilities
  • Prior to a widespread outbreak
  • Determine and schedule conference calls
  • Local/Company coordination
  • Corporate coordination
  • Customer coordination
  • Key supplier coordination
  • Pre-establish communications channels
  • Identify local functions that need coordination
  • Coordinate vertically and horizontally.

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Management Education
  • Detailed presentations to all appropriate levels
    of management
  • What they should expect and plan for in a
    pandemic
  • What they should be doing for their employees in
    advance of a pandemic
  • Promoting infection control procedures
  • Promoting annual influenza vaccination
  • Have needed supplies on hand
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Surface sanitizer
  • Anti-viral tissues
  • Masks

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Management Education
  • What they should do if they suspect an employee
    is ill and at work
  • Screening by management?
  • What questions are management to ask?
  • What will management tell employees based on
    responses?
  • What management do once the employee is sent
    home?
  • What will they tell others in the department?

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Management Education
  • What will be the health information source in a
    pandemic?
  • Common gathering area management
  • Cafeteria
  • Lounges
  • Fitness Centers
  • Etc.

21
Employee Education
  • What medium will be used?
  • Meetings
  • Newsletters
  • Video display terminals
  • Posters have them ready in advance
  • What information will you give out?
  • Infection control techniques
  • Get seasonal flu immunization
  • Have needed supplies
  • What resources will your organization provide to
    ill employees?

22
Employee Education
  • Employee personal/home planning
  • CDC Pandemic Flu site
  • Inform employees where they can get reliable
    information during a pandemic
  • Signage
  • Infection control techniques
  • Symptoms of the flu
  • Stay home if ill
  • Area closed
  • Where to get information

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More PanFlu Recommendations
  • Verify work-at-home capabilities
  • Exercise regularly
  • Consider provisioning multiple access methods for
    critical staff (broadband, DSL, air cards, etc.)
  • Prepare for psychological aspects
  • Prepare for labor shortage
  • Develop pools of available staff
  • Refresh/train pools regularly or at trigger point
  • Remain flexible/adaptable

24
Vendor Discussions Management
  • What do you expect of them?
  • What is their plan for a pandemic?
  • Working with critical vendors
  • Housekeeping
  • Food services
  • Non-critical vendor relationships
  • Employer of choice programs

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Miscellaneous Issues
  • How do you know which employee is absent due to
    illness, due to caring for the ill, etc.?
  • What is your HR policy of employee absences in a
    pandemic?
  • Is your attendance system up to the challenge?

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Miscellaneous Issues
  • Screening of employees prior to coming into the
    building?
  • What cross function support do you have?
  • How will you handle employees calling into work
    with questions?
  • What questions will they ask?

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Miscellaneous Issues
  • Prepare ready-to-go communications that can be
    updated easily for each Stage/Phase of a pandemic
  • For management
  • For employees
  • For vendors
  • For the public
  • Develop relationships with health resources

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Questions? http//www.vdh.virginia.gov/epr http
//www.vdh.virginia.gov/pandemicflu http//pandem
icflu.gov
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