Mountain Plains Regional Disaster Health Response System

MPRDHRS is a collaborative effort, housed at Denver Health & Hospital Authority, in partnership with HHS Region VIII: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, funded by the Administration of Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to improve medical surge and clinical specialty capabilities during an emergency and save lives.

BUILD

Build a disaster network, establish and operationalize a partnership for Denver Health Response

ALIGN

Align plans, policies, processes and procedures related to clinical excellence in disasters

INCREASE

Increase statewide and regional medical surge capacity

IMPROVE

Improve statewide and regional situational awareness

DEVELOP

Develop readiness metrics and conduct an exercise to test capabilities

COORDINATE

Implementation, managing incidents, HIMS Unites real-time with hospital incident command system

Program Capabilities

BUILD

Build a disaster network, establish and operationalize a partnership for Disaster Health Response

ALIGN

Align plans, policies, processes and procedures related to clinical excellence in disasters

IMPROVE

Improve statewide and regional situational awareness

INCREASE

Increase statewide and regional medical surge capacity

DEVELOP

Develop readiness metrics and conduct an exercise to test capabilities

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Updates

Advanced Hazmat Life Support Provider/Instructor Course

MPRDHRS is supporting an Advanced Hazmat Life Support Provider/Instructor Course from 9/11/-9/13 at the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness (West Valley City, UT). Course fees are covered from registrants residing in Region VIII states (CO, UT, MT, WY, ND, SD). The 2-day Provider course aims to provide healthcare professionals comprehensive training in treating patients exposed to hazardous materials. In addition to the 2-day course, there is a half-day course offered for healthcare professionals who would like to become AHLS verified instructors. Registration:

Rural EMS Education Series | Sports Injuries

Dr. Yana Klein of CU Anschutz discusses common sports injuries and management techniques for those providing pre-hospital care in rural settings. https://youtu.be/5N6zGuLL27E

The Rural EMS Series occurs on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6PM and is aimed at providing virtual education to pre-hospital providers providing care in rural settings on specialty topic areas. CEs are provided to attendees of the live sessions, registration can be accessed here:

JIT Learning Series | Introduction to the Clinical Management of Patients Exposed to Toxins

Dr. Matthew Zuckerman of Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety presents on the management of patients exposed to toxins including phases of care, common exposures by industry, and antidotes.

JIT Learning Series | Introduction to Clinical Management of Exposure to Arenaviruses

Dr. Vanessa Raabe of Pfizer presents on the initial management, infection control, supportive care, and treatment regimen for those exposed to arenaviruses in Introduction to Clinical Management of Exposure to Arenaviruses.