Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition

Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition Our mission is to assist the health care community & other emergency response agencies to jointly prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster events.

Operating as usual

10/02/2019
Lessons Learned from the Joplin tornado.
10/01/2019

Lessons Learned from the Joplin tornado.

Upcoming UCEMSDA Conference.
10/01/2019

Upcoming UCEMSDA Conference.

09/18/2019
Everyone is invited to attend.
09/18/2019

Everyone is invited to attend.

7-9-2019Contact: John Bell (931) 783-2003Jbell@crmchealth.orgPartnership Will Improve Care for Regional Nursing Home Res...
08/20/2019

7-9-2019
Contact: John Bell
(931) 783-2003
[email protected]

Partnership Will Improve Care for Regional Nursing Home Residents
Cookeville, Tenn.- The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation and the Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition are partnering together for a regional project aimed at improving care for nursing home residents by offering Upper Cumberland nursing facilities environmental cleaning and disinfection training and standardized equipment.
This project is being funded through a grant from the Civil Monetary Penalty Quality Improvement Program administered by the Tennessee Department of Health. TDH administers grants to entities that develop project proposals which directly improve patient outcomes and meet proposal requirements. This project will focus on reducing and preventing healthcare associated infections throughout the region.
“Environmental cleaning standards and processes often vary from facility to facility, and from staff to staff, leading to confusion and unintentional gaps in care for elderly patients who frequently travel between healthcare facilities. We believe that by standardizing environmental cleaning knowledge, equipment, and measurement tools for nursing facilities throughout the region, the project will help decrease the number of healthcare associated infections for Upper Cumberland nursing home residents,” said Kristi Langford, Upper Cumberland Healthcare Coalition Coordinator.
The project includes training conferences in collaboration with CleanHealth Environmental. Twenty one skilled nursing facilities are participating in the project. After training is complete, nursing facilities will receive standardized durable cleaning equipment and ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) monitors. The monitors will allow facilities to measure cleaning effectiveness over time and uniformly measure performance.

“Collaboration is essential to the success of a regional project such as this. It is encouraging to see so many organizations working together in an effort to improve quality of life and healthcare deliverables for nursing home residents throughout the Upper Cumberland,” said John Bell, Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation Director.
For more information about this project, please visit: http://www.uchcoalition.org/
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The Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality and availability of healthcare in the Upper Cumberland by: offering charitable assistance to local patients; supporting free or reduced healthcare services for the public; promoting compassionate programs for patients; and encouraging investment in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Our foundation is compassionate care. Your gift helps us heal.
Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation ∙ 1 Medical Center Boulevard, Cookeville TN 38501
www.CookevilleRegionalCharity.org ∙ 931-783-2003 ∙ Fax: 931-783-2093

The coalition will be sponsoring a Neonatal Resuscitation class on July 29 from 8:30 to 1:30 for emergency works and res...
07/11/2019

The coalition will be sponsoring a Neonatal Resuscitation class on July 29 from 8:30 to 1:30 for emergency works and respiratory staff. Please see the attachment for more details. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM with a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please go to the link below to register.

http://www.uchcoalition.org/calendar/#!event/2019/7/29/class

Upcoming Training for Daycare Providers May 11th.
04/12/2019

Upcoming Training for Daycare Providers May 11th.

5th Annual Pediatric Health & WellnessUpper Cumberland Mini-Conference.Event is free to attendees.Email JMaffett@tntech....
03/28/2019

5th Annual Pediatric Health & Wellness
Upper Cumberland Mini-Conference.
Event is free to attendees.
Email [email protected] to register individuals or groups to ensure available seating.

01/14/2019
The UC Healthcare Coalition is sponsoring a 1-day pediatric conference in conjunction with the UC EMS Symposium.  This w...
09/17/2018
Products – Upper Cumberland EMS Directors Association

The UC Healthcare Coalition is sponsoring a 1-day pediatric conference in conjunction with the UC EMS Symposium. This will be held October 11 and is free of charge. There are some great presenters lined up to speak from our Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Centers. Please pass this along. To register, go to https://www.ucems.org/shop/ and select the Pediatric Day.

View: 12 24 All Quick View Quick View UncategorizedWednesday Pediatric Day Registration $0.00 Registration for Pediatric day for Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Registration is for Wednesday only.Add to cart Quick View Quick View Uncategorized2 Day Seminar Registration $100.00 Single Registration to th...

TEMA’s National Preparedness Month Observance Includes Re-Launch of Popular ReadyTN Mobile Device Application  NASHVILLE...
09/07/2018
Ready TN

TEMA’s National Preparedness Month Observance Includes Re-Launch of Popular ReadyTN Mobile Device Application

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is reintroducing its ReadyTN preparedness application to Tennesseans today and announcing improvements to the app’s coding, design, and functionality.

“At all times, but especially in emergency situations, Tennesseans want to take care of their families and those in their communities,” said TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan. “ReadyTN puts contact information for local emergency management agencies and information on what to do before, during, and after disasters directly on mobile devices. Users have important information such as weather updates, traffic conditions and situation information from TEMA after a disaster. Tennesseans want to be prepared and informed and with ReadyTN, TEMA is providing the tools to help them.”

Tennesseans can download Ready TN and use on mobile devices running both the Apple and Android operating systems.

The Apple version of the application is available to users through a search for ReadyTN in the App Store on their phones or tablets.

Android phone and tablet users can search for ReadyTN in the Google Play store.

For almost six months, TEMA has worked with the State of Tennessee’s Strategic Technology Solutions (STS) group to re-design ReadyTN and re-work the code running the application to make it easier to use, and easier to add upgraded features in future app enhancements.

The updated content areas in the new ReadyTN include:
• Expanded emergency kit checklists for special populations;
• More detailed descriptions and information on the major hazards in Tennessee;
• A regional list of local emergency management agency contacts by county;
• A newsroom feature on ReadyTN’s home screen so important TEMA news and emergency updates are presented to users immediately at the application’s start-up; and,
• Immediate visual notification on ReadyTN’s home page as to TEMA’s operational status and whether a State of Emergency exists.

ReadyTN users will also receive National Weather Service notifications and alerts, can access traffic updates from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay resource, and search for information on American Red Cross shelters that may be open near their locations in emergency situations.

A complete list of ReadyTN’s features, as well as direct links to download, is available on TEMA’s website at www.tn.gov/ready-tn.html.

Right now, ReadyTN users will receive National Weather Service alerts and warnings covering the entire state of Tennessee. TEMA is planning a future ReadyTN enhancement that will use a mobile device’s location services to target weather and alerts and information to a user’s specific location.

TEMA also has not enabled notification services in ReadyTN, and instead plans to launch this feature when the location service feature is added in a future application upgrade.

TEMA will be working with STS on other ReadyTN enhancements that may include expanding ReadyTN’s accessibility for special populations of individuals and allowing users to submit information such as storm damage through photos and geo-location data.

TEMA originally launched Ready TN in February 2012 and was the first State of Tennessee agency to provide a smartphone application to consumers running on both the Apple and Android operating systems.

About the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency: TEMA’s mission is to coordinate preparedness, response and recovery from man-made, natural and technological hazards in a professional and efficient manner in concert with our stakeholders. Follow TEMA on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and, at www.tn.gov/tema.

About ReadyTN: ReadyTN is a mobile device application from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) providing emergency preparedness, response, and recovery information to Tennesseans. Ready TN is available for mobile devices running Apple and Android operating systems. For more information on ReadyTN’s features and on downloading, visit www.tn.gov/tema/ready-tn.html.

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Putnam County Emergency Management Agency
08/30/2018

Putnam County Emergency Management Agency

Keep informed with the Putnam EMA Smartphone App. In the App / Play Store ( keyword Putnam Tn or Putnam County EMA)

Vanderbilt LifeFlight
08/30/2018

Vanderbilt LifeFlight

Join us in Smith Co coming up on Sept 4.

Smith County Emergency Medical Services & Smith County 911
08/30/2018

Smith County Emergency Medical Services & Smith County 911

Very happy to say that we are having our Stretcher Loading Systems installed today at Station 1 on all 6 of our Units. These systems were made possible with the procurement of Grant Funding with minimal cost to the County. Our employees will now have to do zero lifting while loading and unloading patients into and out of our Units. This will hopefully greatly decrease the risk of back or shoulder injury lifting patients and help to ensure that our employees can have a long injury free career in EMS.
#betterequipmenttobetterserve
#scems
#strykerproducts

Kristi reviewing the surge exercise with Coalition members at today’s meeting.
04/24/2018

Kristi reviewing the surge exercise with Coalition members at today’s meeting.

Photos from Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition's post
03/21/2018

Photos from Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition's post

Kristi Langford and Alexis Green representing the UC Coalition with their poster presentation.
11/30/2017

Kristi Langford and Alexis Green representing the UC Coalition with their poster presentation.

San Diego sunset at the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference. #NHCPC17
11/30/2017

San Diego sunset at the National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference. #NHCPC17

Discussing coalition response to this year’s hurricanes. #NHCPC17
11/29/2017

Discussing coalition response to this year’s hurricanes. #NHCPC17

The 2017 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference is underway!  #NHCPC17
11/29/2017

The 2017 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference is underway! #NHCPC17

10 infection preventionists from our Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition are in attendance at the Smoky M...
11/02/2017

10 infection preventionists from our Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition are in attendance at the Smoky Mountain APIC Conference.

Education Opportunity.
10/05/2017

Education Opportunity.

UCEMSDA Fall Symposium information.
09/26/2017
2017 UCEMSDA Fall Symposium October 11th -13th, 2017

UCEMSDA Fall Symposium information.

Location – Clarion Inn Cookeville, TN. Follow link for directions and reservations. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2017 Brochure UCEMSDA Pediatric Preconference Workshop Sponsored by the Upper C…

The Incident Management Team arrived safely home today.  Thanks to everyone for your encouragement, concern and prayers....
09/16/2017

The Incident Management Team arrived safely home today. Thanks to everyone for your encouragement, concern and prayers. Our nurses are still working the shelter in Naples, so please remember them.

Good morning from Miami.  We are up and at it.  This is our new office for the next few days.  First task is to restore ...
09/13/2017

Good morning from Miami. We are up and at it. This is our new office for the next few days. First task is to restore communications between this EOC and the EOC in Marathon. Fortunately, we came equipped with satellite phones.
Our 40 public health nurses over at the shelter in Naples are not fairing so well. They have no water and sporadic power. Yet they continue to serve with a smile in this oppressive heat and poor living conditions. We are very proud of them!

Photos from Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition's post
09/13/2017

Photos from Upper Cumberland Healthcare Preparedness Coalition's post

09/13/2017

The Incident Management Team got a peek into the Keys today. This is just a short clip of the devastation we saw. We went to Marathon. Many of the homes were still standing but damaged. The debris was just unimaginable. We were told that the worst area was in the lower keys around Sugarloaf, Big Pine and Ramrod Keys. They have no water, no sewer, no power and no cell service.
We have been tasked with helping the Monroe County Health Department manage a shelter of evacuees from the Keys here in Miami. These people are so pitiful. Many are elderly, disabled or have medical conditions. And the Monroe County Health Department staff have been working since September 6 to provide for these people even when many of them don't know the fate of their own homes or loved ones that stayed behind. Now that's dedication!

09/12/2017
City of Homestead Government

City of Homestead Government

Hurricane Irma has passed and now our EOC Staff is working to get residents up and running by clearing roads, restoring power, and keeping citizens safe. Get your questions ready!

The Incident Management Team finally made it to Homestead.  Gas and food were hard to find.  We saw truck load after tru...
09/12/2017

The Incident Management Team finally made it to Homestead. Gas and food were hard to find. We saw truck load after truck load of generators headed this way. Many out-of-state electrical companies coming to assist too. We are at the Homestead City Hall. Some pretty nice digs here and the staff have been so gracious!! We have a cool place to sleep, hot showers and all the food we could possibly want. Because this building can withstand a Category 5 hurricane, they have been sheltering staff and their immediate families here. These folk know how to shelter-in-place.
Nurse Strike Teams are in Naples assisting with medical needs in a shelter there. The EMS Strike Teams are assisting in Jacksonville and Naples. Good night from Homestead.

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Thanks Barry Weber for all the updates on your group! Great job!
Safe travels Barry Weber and Kristi Mayberry Langford!