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During public health crises, such as the Cornavirus (COVID-19), hospitals are on the frontlines, working to treat impacted patients, while maintaining other essential medical services in the community, both during and after a pandemic.
As this rapidly changing public health crisis unfolds, hospitals can take action today to ensure coordinated response and optimal care to those impacted by COVID-19. During COVID-19: What Hospitals Can Do Right Now to Prepare, Steve Crimando, MA, CHPP, CTM, internationally known consultant and educator specializing in crisis management and emergency, response will examine:
• Anticipating the behavioral response to COVID-19 (i.e. surge in healthcare seeking behavior)
• Coordinating a response to this rapidly changing health crisis among clinical staff in real-time
• Initiatives to protect and train staff in dealing with surge capacity
• Lessons learned from previous public health crises including SARS and Ebola
• How situational intelligence can be leveraged to inform and protect staff, patients and surrounding communities
About the speaker
Steven M. Crimando is an internationally known consultant and educator specialized in crisis management and emergency response. He is the Principal and founder of Behavioral Science Applications, a specialized crisis intervention consultancy.
Steve is a Certified Threat Manager, a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress (BCETS), and a Certified Homeland Protection Professional (CHPP). He has more than 30 years experience in pre-hospital, hospital and behavioral healthcare.
Steve coordinated psychological operations at New Jersey’s Anthrax screening center, and served on teams responding to major health emergencies, including the ebola crisis. He has published countless articles and book chapters, and lectured to professional audiences worldwide on behavioral risk management and crisis response.