Accession Number : ADA556378


Title :   Report on the Domestic Natural Disaster Health Workforce


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 2010-Nov 2011


Corporate Author : NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISASTER MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH ROCKVILLE MD


Personal Author(s) : Schor, Kenneth ; Moriarty, Tim ; Chow, Laurie ; Hovor, Cynthia ; Strauss-Riggs, Kandra


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a556378.pdf


Report Date : 30 Nov 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 204


Abstract : The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (ncdmph.usuhs.edu) prepared this report to describe selected aspects of the health professions workforce who would respond to a catastrophic domestic natural disaster. The report analyzes core Federal departments supporting Emergency Support Function #8 (ESF#8), Public Health and Medical Services, of the National Response Framework; examines three key occupational sub-groups first at the National level then the State (California) and local level (Los Angeles): emergency and critical care physicians, emergency and critical-care nurses, and paramedics; uses a pilot case study focusing on a theoretical major earthquake scenario in the southern California region to describe the anticipated local, State, and Federal ESF#8 workforce responding to the fictional earthquake; and incorporates feedback from a multi-stakeholder conference. Recommendations are provided regarding: double counting of responders, volunteer failure to respond, an aging medical workforce, human capital development, personnel asset visibility, readiness, deployment of subunits, and updating and expanding the current report. The understanding of the who of the workforce provides the skeleton for appending the what of competencies and standards and the how of curricula. This report informs Federal partners as they seek to develop supporting policies, plans, programs, and exercises.


Descriptors :   *NATURAL DISASTERS , CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS , EMERGENCY MEDICINE , FIRST RESPONDERS , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , PUBLIC HEALTH , RESPONSE , VOLUNTEERS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE