Director: Suzanne Dworsky, MBA, MT(ASCP), Medicine Department Administrator, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Moderator: Kelly Meyer, Webcast Specialist, AABB, Bethesda, MD Speakers: Suzanne Dworsky, MBA, MT(ASCP), Medicine Department Administrator, Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; Paul Eastvold, MD, MT(ASCP), Chief Medical Officer, Vitalant, Spokane, WA
Learning Objectives After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Identify challenges to emergency management.
Apply the information to develop your own emergency management program or improve existing programs.
Identify the components of a recovery plan.
Discuss new technologies to assist in emergency management.
Program Description: Preparedness is important to maintaining smooth operations in facilities and laboratories always and greatly emphasized in emergency situations. This program will discuss emergency management - identifying challenges and how to deal with such situations as hurricanes, floods, fires, snow and international threats. The program will:
Review communication options and related challenges.
Review Human Resource management and related challenges.
Review supply and materials management and related challenges.
Address recovery plans.
Discuss new technologies such as drones and telemedicine.