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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


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. JULY 2014

Active Bystander Training – CDC Pilot Project
Date: July 22, 2014 
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Break for supper at 5:00) Students MUST complete entire 4-hour training session. 
Where: United Way Virginia Highlands, 1096 Ole Berry Road, Abingdon, VA 24210 (Off of Exit 14 of Interstate 81)
Description: The Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps has been tapped to participate in a pilot training project for the CDC and FEMA.  SWVA MRC members will be training non-medical volunteers and community members on providing simple care to those around in the immediate aftermath of an incident, either manmade or natural.  Students will learn to manage Bleeding, Blocked airway, Not Breathing, Burns, Hypothermia, Drowning, provide comfort care, what to tell EMS when arriving at scene.  At the completion of the 4-hour training, students and trainers will provide feedback to CDC officials. Register here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SWVAMRCRegistration .  If there are any questions, please contact Kristina Morris at 276-274-0555 or swva.mrc@vdh.virginia.gov


Opiate Addiction and Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeTraining Opportunity
Date: July 24, 2014
Time:  5:30  - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Bristol Regional Medical Center, Monarch Auditorium, Bristol, Tennessee
Description: The Mountain Empire Public Health Emergency Coordinator Council is pleased to offer the 2014 Summer Conference on Opiate Addiction and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.  This informational and training event will include professional from both the Tennessee and Virginia Departments of Health, along with addiction specialists.  This conference is free and all health care professionals are encouraged to attend. To register, go to www.tnphtc.org/events/upcoming/summerconference2014 or call Paula Masters at 423-439-4421. 


Last Updated: 07-03-2014

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