Prescott to Discuss Hospital Disaster Planning

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – John E. Prescott, M.D., dean of the WVU School of Medicine, will give a report on hospital disaster planning Sept. 21 at the Health Sciences Center.  The noon forum, in Room 6419, is open to the public.

Prescott will discuss the importance of hospital disaster planning, the components of a hospital disaster plan, and the concept of a phased disaster response.  Attendees will learn why and how disaster responses fail as well as how to conduct an after action review.

Prescott specializes in disaster medicine and disaster planning.  He served as the former chair of the WVU School of Medicine’s department of emergency medicine and director of the Center for Rural Emergency Medicine. He trained in emergency medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center.

This presentation is sponsored by the WVU Department of Community Medicine’s Public Health Grand Rounds series.  The purpose of the grand rounds is to offer all faculty and students an opportunity to hear national public health leaders, faculty from Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and guests from state and local health departments.

To receive continuing education credit and view this presentation via Webcast, please visit http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/cmed/ophp/webcast%20info%20and%20current%20month.asp

Seating is limited in Room 6419, but space will be available in John Jones 123.  Lunch will be provided in both rooms.  For more information, please visit http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/cmed/ophp/PHGR_flyer_9-21-2005.asp.

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For more information:
Department of Community Medicine, (304) 293-0267


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