Your local Healthcare Preparedness Coalitions host a wide array of training opportunities. Examples include:
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
- FEMA/TEEX/ICS Courses
- Medical Surge Exercises
- Medical Reserve Corp/SMAT Trainings
- Workplace Violence
- MANY OTHERS!!
Be sure to check NC TERMS for all available training opportunities and contact your local HCC if you have any specific training needs or questions!
Patient Movement Overview
State Medical Support Shelter
When evacuations are necessary due to a hurricane or other disaster, shelters are established to accommodate those displaced. OEMS has the responsibility of establishing and overseeing State Medical Support Shelters (SMSS). The SMSS is established to provide shelter for individuals requiring specialized healthcare attention due to a disruption in their community healthcare support system.
Disaster Hospital Patient Movement
The North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS) has the responsibility for emergency mass patient movement as part of the Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 for the NC State Emergency Response Team (NC SERT). Patient movement is coordinated with the Statewide Patient Coordination team. This team includes representatives of the transfer centers from the large health systems.