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Disaster planning: Training for the perils of weapons of mass exposure, 2020

PUBLISHED WITH PERMISSION FROM the JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE PROTECTION MANAGEMENT

TASA ID: 12689

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer our third article for this journal on handling emergency situations involving mass exposure contaminates [1][2]. One of us (Scaglione) has also authored a book speaking to proactive event prevention and effective resolution [3]. In the pages that follow, we provide an Emergency Preparedness Readiness Checklist that can serve as a roadmap for security executives to follow for more effective disaster management, and we expand on the checklist. We offer guidance on protecting hospital staff, patients, and visitors from becoming contaminated, and we address risk assessment engineering and design, proactive risk exposure mitigation, and innovative recovery strategies for moving forward once emergencies
have passed.

The Parallel Between Sports and Leadership

TASA ID: 1056

There are a lot of similarities between sports and the business world. We use a lot of sports language in our daily business interactions. We “pitch clients”, “drop the ball” when we make a mistake or miss a deadline, we “put together a game plan” for a project. In addition to sharing the same language, we can learn a great deal about leadership from sports coaches.

Suicide by Truck

TASA ID: 9075

A 2014 investigational analysis of large truck fatal crashes in Sweden (Bálint et al., 2014) reported that 17% of them were attributable to suspected suicide.  The two major suicide scenarios were cars (or other light vehicles) crossing the highway centerline and pedestrians stepping out in front of trucks.  Another 9% were judged “unknown” for suicide, while the remaining 74% were coded “no.”  An international trucking firm based in Australia reviewed each of its fatal crashes and estimated that 20% or more were suicides, with the majority involving pedestrians (Jones, 2020).

 

New Risks for Commercial Building Managers as Covid-19 Restrictions Ease

TASA ID: 2619

Office buildings, “non-essential” stores and malls, some restaurants, university campuses, hotels – there is a long list of buildings that have been idled or had extremely low occupancy for the last month or more. As state governors begin the process to gradually restart the economy and ease restrictions, there are new risks – risks that building managers might not think about.

The Universal Protocol

TASA ID: 16893

Surgical errors happen every day, and lead to numerous types of medical malpractice cases. Most surgical errors are simple things that could have been prevented if all of the members of the operating room team were on the “same page”. Communication in a hectic room with multiple things going on at the same time can often be the root of surgical errors that lead to patient injury.

That is why the Joint Commission for Accreditation on Healthcare Organizations (JACHO) implemented a multi-step practice called “the universal protocol” back in 2003 that is the standard for surgery today. The goal is to perform the right surgery on right site and on the right patient. This requires the surgical team to start implementing this standard from the pre-operative area, then onto surgery.

 

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