Cumberland County wishes to develop a strong county government emergency response capability to preserve, maintain, and reconstitute the county government 's ability to carry out the executive, legislative and judicial processes under the threat or occurrence of any emergency condition that could disrupt such process and services. Mitigation activities conducted at the county and local level include, but are not limited to the following: Prepare disaster response plans and procedures to cover natural or man-made disasters. Prepare annexes in support of county plans as required and support to local government and/or other county/state organizations. Conduct training, education and exercise programs to assure a continuing capability to accomplish disaster response measures for response staff and auxiliary staff. Prepare and conduct public information programs on natural and man-made disasters to educate the public on protective measures to be taken in the event of a disaster.
The operations of the department help in achieving the mission of the department by conducting joint operations, coordinating activities, employing efficient use of department resources and by collecting the right information from the federal, state, local and private sector agencies. Following are the five main responsibilities of the department (www.dhs.gov): 1. Prevent terrorism and enhancing security 2. Secure and manage our borders 3. Enforce and administer our immigration laws 4.
The NIOSH establishes what they think is the most useful approach to prevent stress which involves three steps: identify the problem, design and implement interventions, and evaluate the interventions (Minter). They believe that by locating the problem companies can redesign specifics areas to reduce stress level, and then evaluate the issues to determine if it is producing lasting effects. First, for an individual to reduce the risk they need to be aware of the problem. In addition, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 even requires employers to conduct regular assessments of the risk of stress-related illness as a result of people’s work (Maynard). The Health and Safety Executive has a similar approach to assessment that includes identifying the hazards, deciding who might be harmed and how, evaluating the risk by identifying what action you are already taking, determining whether or not it is enough, deciding what further action is required, recording the assessment 's significant findings, and reviewing the assessment at suitable intervals (Maynard).
Strategic Planning and Change Management Student’s Name Institution’s Affiliation Abstract The fire department plays an important role in the promotion and maintenance of the safety and wellbeing of individuals within the community. Strategic planning, as an organizational management function, can be used to help the fire service department navigate changes and address pertinent problems and challenges. Through this paper, the Watsonville fire department is extensively examined with particular focus on the drivers of change, the challenges faced by the department, and recommendations going into the future. In addition, the paper also examines the department’s current strategic plan and assesses its chances of success.
While this would require the assistance of additional medical personnel, it can help to save lives after the attack. Consequently, in the days and weeks following an act of chemical warfare, hospital staff will need to monitor the health of the employees, ensure the hospital has been thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated, and ensure employees have access to psychological treatment for any incidents of post-traumatic stress
Quality assurance has played a great role in enhancing quality in the prevention and handling of patient falls in health institutions. The safety measures set by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence have ensured that safety standards are followed by both patients and nurses. Various recommendations have been made by scholars and institutions regarding the prevention of patient falls. These have helped in reducing fatalities relating to the problem. The existence of a viable safety culture in every health institution will help in creating awareness and promoting quality in the prevention of patient falls.
A centralized response to a national disaster could serve to improve processes and procedures for responding to such disasters and would ensure that the necessary supplies, resources and personnel are available to help. A centralized response could also ensure the response of government is not only effective but prompt and would prevent another situation like Katrina in which a lack of government representation and intervention were to blame for the delayed response for aid to the city of New
Unless you are looking for a “less intense” career, you could become an EMT-Basic (EMT-B) or a special events paramedic. An EMT-B has basic life support skills and can work within a rescue agency or an equivalent. A special events paramedic, travels to places where there are large events that are happening, to oversee and make sure everyone remains safe at the event (Welcome to Career Cruising 2.0). The possibilities are endless when it comes to the healthcare
Programs need to be put in place so that when disaster strikes anywhere in the world we can reach them within 24 hours of a disaster. Criticisms have arose about the handling of disasters in the past(Brown). Improvements in these critical areas need to be made in order to improve the overall success and efficiency of relief and rebuilding after a disaster and to ensure that everyone
With such risk assessment policy, necessary equipment for providing safety had been made available to the staff and there are first aid materials for attending to emergency issues in the health and social care organisations (Morath & Turnbull, 2004). There is the system of care planning in the health and social care organisation. Such system makes the care organisations to have strategies which are used for implementing safety policies. This care planning helps in maximizing the wellbeing of the care workers which enable them to be able to deliver sound services to the