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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. 

You are the Key to HPV Cancer PreventionVolunteer Opportunity
http://www.cmeuniversity.com/course/disclaimer/111996
The Tennessee Health Training Center – LIFEPATH has released a new on-line training for health professionals who provide or/or promote immunizations including physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists.  For full description of the learning objectives, can be found here. 
Continuing Education Credits are available for physicians, pharmacists and nurses.  For questions, contact Paula Masters at mastersp@etsu.edu

March 2016

Champions 4 ChildrenTraining Opportunity
Where: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA                                     
When:  Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This one-day conference will include 10 speakers and presenters with four personalized tracs of networking and learning.  The conference is targeted for teachers, parents, family advocates, law enforcement community to learn the ins and outs of child abuse and exploitation prevention and protection.  The charge for this seminar is $50.  For full conference information and to register, visit www.C4Cconference.com


Family Fun Day - Volunteer Opportunity
Where:  King Center at Emory & Henry College
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Once again the Southwest Virginia Medical Reserve Corps will need to staff a table with preparedness information at this annual family event, as well as work with the Mount Rogers Wellness Team with public health outreach assistance.  3 – 4 volunteers will be needed for the day.  Volunteers interested in working this event can contact Kristina Morris by phone or text at 2762740555. 


Planning for Pediatric SurgeTraining Opportunity
Where: Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA                                     
When:  Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
This year’s annual Community Based Emergency Response Series training will highlight the needs of pediatric services during an emergency response.  Attendees will learn about unique considerations for children, the legal aspects of treating children during an emergency, provider self-care techniques and available recourse.  To register for this FREE session, go to http://tinyurl.com/CBERSTraining2016 .  Additional information is available on the attached flyer.  Please contact Kristina Morris if there are any questions.  276-274-0555


DEA Drug Take Back – Volunteer Opportunity
Where:  Locations across the region beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
For the sixth year, the SWVA MRC will assist law enforcement with the DEA Drug Take Back.  New this year will be providing a product for citizens to use to safely dispose of a small amount of pills at home.  More information will be provided in the near future.  Please check your calendar and mark this date.  The alert for registration will be sent by the end of March 2016. 

April 2016

SWOBEX 2016 - Volunteer Opportunity
Where:  Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA
When: Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:30 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.  
The Virginia Department of Health will be conducting a regional table-top exercise.  Volunteers are needed to scribe during the exercise.  Once the exercise is complete the notes will be incorporated into the After Action Report.  3 -4 volunteers are needed.  Those interested can contact Kristina Morris by phone or text at 2762740555. May 2016

RAM – Remote Area Medical Expedition – Volunteer Opportunity
Where: Smyth County Airport, Atkins, Virginia                                                                
When: Friday, April 29th – Sunday May 1st
Stan Brock is bringing RAM to Smyth County in April 2016.  If there are health care providers interested in serving at this new event, please find registration information here:  http://ramusa.org/volunteer/ .  As with every RAM clinic, the event goes on no matter the weather, so come prepared for whatever Mother Nature may throw at you. 


Assisting Individuals with Access & Functional Needs – Volunteer Training 
Where:  Home or Work Computer
When: Tuesday, May 24th beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
The next available VA MRC volunteer training will be to provide a framework to providing assistance to those with functional and access needs during an emergency.  To register for this free webinar, visit https://va.train.org and register for Course #1063202. 

June 2016


Point-of-Dispensing (POD) ExerciseVolunteer Opportunity
Where: Elizabethton High School, Elizabethton, TN                                                       
When: June 23, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon
The Northeast Tennessee MRC has invited SWVA MRC members to play with them during a POD exercise on June 23rd. During this exercise, there is also a need for volunteers to assist with a decontamination at the hospital.   If any local members are interested in this activity, please contact Kristina Morris by phone or text at 2762740555.  As more information becomes available, it will be shared. 


Last Updated: 04-25-2016

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