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MISCELLANEOUS

Introduction to MRC-TRAIN. http://www.naccho.org/topics/emergency/MRC/resources/upload/mrcvideo/MRC101_PIP_Final.html  SWVA MRC members are encouraged to register on TRAIN Virginia using the same instructions and steps as outlined on this video.  By registering on TRAIN Virginia,  members can: 

  • Quickly find and register for many courses listed on Train.org and participating TRAIN affiliate sites,
  • Track your learning with personal online transcripts,
  • Access valuable materials, course reviews, and discussions to improve your learning experience, and
  • Stay informed of the latest public health trainings for your area or expertise.

If SWVA MRC members have questions or problems with TRAIN Virginia, please contact your TRAIN Administrator, Kristina Morris, at kristina.morris@vdh.virginia.gov

IS-700A, Introduction to National Incident Management System


Mass Fatality Response for MRC-ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Mass Fatality Response for MRC, VATRAIN Course #1053986, is web-based, self-study course to introduce Virginia MRC members to the Mass Fatality Team which responds to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. This hour and a half course will review type of mass fatality events; Medical Examiner operations in routine and mass fatality situation; discuss different stations that may be established to process multiple fatalities; and description of volunteer contributions. Once the course is completed, please contact the local Unit Coordinator for information on next training requirements.

Introduction to the Incident Command System   - Online Training Opportunity
Location:
 http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is100b.asp
Description:  ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). 
This is a core requirement for all Medical Reserve Corps members.  Once you have successfully completed the course, please forward your certificate to Kristina Morris at swva.mrc@vdh.virginia.gov

Introduction to the National Incident Management System   - Online Training Opportunity
Location:
  http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/is/is700a.asp
Description:  This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.
This is a core requirement for all Medical Reserve Corps members.  Once you have successfully completed the course, please forward your certificate to Kristina Morris at swva.mrc@vdh.virginia.gov.

Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness - Online Training Opportunity
This course is designed to help volunteers understand the psychosocial consequences of disasters and what care can assist disaster survivors immediately following a disaster.  ALL Southwest Virginia MRC members are encouraged to complete this course.  This is a web-based course which can be accessed at anytime through VA TRAIN (https://va.train.org) Course #1048051.  This course will also be offered later in the year in a classroom setting once trainers are in place.   Check back for classroom training dates. 

2015 American Indian & Alaska Native Behavioral Health Webinar Series - Online Training Opportunity
This series of webinar for 2015 is offered by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network presenting nationally recognized speakers on the issues of substance abuse and behavioral health issues.  The webinar series is free; however, Continuing Education credits may be available for a nominal fee.  Check out these offerings.    SEPTEMBER 2015


Child Sexual ExploitationTraining Opportunity
Where: Monarch Auditorium, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Bristol, TN                
When: Friday, September 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m.
Description: The Children’s Advocacy Center of Sullivan County is hosting a seminar to address the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation including Internet Safety, Human Trafficking, Child Pornography & Exploitation.  The guest speaker is Bianca Pearson, Special Agent with the F.B.A.  The cost of this seminar is $15 and pre-registration deadline is September 11th.  Those interested in attending should call 423-279-1222.

DEA Drug Take Back - Volunteer Opportunity 
When: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Description: It is exciting to announce the return of the DEA sponsored Drug Take Back events for southwestern Virginia. If interested in participating, please call, text, or email the Unit Coordinator.  It will be necessary for all participating volunteers to have a background check completed, wear their ID Badge the day of the event, and if needed, obtain a red SWVA MRC T-shirt.    Current locations: Food City in Lebanon, Damascus & Marion, Glade Spring Pharmacy, Michael’s Pharmacy in Abingdon and Woody’s Pharmacy in Independence, Galax Police Department and Tazewell Community Hospital. 

Hospital ED Mng. Of Radiation Accident - Training Opportunity 
Where: Clinch Valley Medical Center, 6801 Governor GC Perry Highway, Richlands
When: Wednesday, September 30th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Description: In preparation for the Haz-Mat Team Exercise on October 24th, two classes will be offered to health care professionals who may be called on to provide care after a radiation accident.  The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is offering this free 8 - hour class. The seating is limited; however, SWVA MRC health care professionals are invited to participate in the training. If you would like to attend one of the two sessions, please submit your registration form to Jack Tolbert. This class is free and CEU's will not be available. If there are specific curriculum questions, please contact Jack Tolbert.

OCTOBER 2015

Hospital ED Mng. Of Radiation Accident - Training Opportunity 
Where: Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital, 141 Ben Bolt Ave., Tazewell            
When: Thursday, October 1st, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  
Description: In preparation for the Haz-Mat Team Exercise on October 24th, two classes will be offered to health care professionals who may be called on to provide care after a radiation accident.  The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is offering this free 8 - hour class. The seating is limited; however, SWVA MRC health care professionals are invited to participate in the training. If you would like to attend one of the two sessions, please submit your registration form to Jack Tolbert. This class is free and CEU's will not be available. If there are specific curriculum questions, please contact Jack Tolbert.

Haz-Mat Full-Scale Exercise - Volunteer Opportunity 
Where:  Tazewell County Fairgrounds, 515 Fairgrounds Road, Tazewell, Virginia            
When: Saturday, October 24th , 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Description: Each year local Haz-Mat teams conduct a full-scale exercise to hone their skills. This year, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management has asked the SWVA MRC to act as "patients" during this year’s event.  
As patients, volunteers may be moulaged (made up), get wet and/or be transported to one of two hospitals participating in the exercise. Right now, the request is for 12 - 15 patients. All participants will need to wear full-length jeans, t-shirts, closed toed shoes and SWVA MRC badge. Lunch will be on your own; however, water will be available during the exercise. Since there is the potential to get wet during the decontamination, please bring a change of clothes.  Volunteers who would like to participate should call or text Kristina Morris at 276-274-0555.  



Last Updated: 08-31-2015

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