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State Medical Response System Expo

The State Medical Response System Expo will be held Oct. 23-27 at the Mississippi State Fire Academy located at #1 Fire Academy USA, Jackson, MS 39208. If you have questions, click here.

The SMRS Expo is funded through an Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response grant to the Mississippi State Department of Health in collaboration with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mississippi Hospital Association-Health, Education and Research Foundation.

Day 1

Biosafety and Infectious Disease

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Day 1

First Hands

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SALT Triage Casualty Mngmnt

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Day 2

Pediatric Specific Medical Education

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Day 3

Basic Disaster Life Support

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Day 4 and 5

Advanced Disaster Life Support

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Topics include:

Day 1, Biosafety and Infectious Disease: Awareness Course, Oct. 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Understand key elements of the chain of infection
  • Recognize basic facts about selected infectious diseases
  • Identify how workers in affected occupations may be exposed
  • Define key steps in worker protection and infection control
  • Understand relevant government standards, regulations and guidelines
  • Select appropriate PPE for certain pathogens using pathogen safety data sheets

Day 1 - First Hands Program, Oct. 23, 8-11 a.m.

  • Emergency communications and medical care
  • Mississippi's emergency communications system
  • Life-saving medical applications and skills

Day 2 - Advanced Casualty Management and SALT Triage, Oct. 24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Understand origin, evolution and current uses of triage
  • Discuss differences between hospital and EMS triage
  • Discuss difference between daily and disaster triage
  • Discuss various triage modalities in use
  • Discuss principles, concepts and decision-making associated with mass casualty triage
  • Discuss problems associated with disaster triage

Day 2 - Pediatric Specific Medical Education, Oct. 24, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Neonatal resuscitation/transport
  • Burn care/field stabilization of burns
  • Ingestion in kids/toxicology
  • Common pediatric fractures and splinting workshop
  • High-fidelity human simulation
  • Skills station for airway and vascular access

Day 3 - Basic Disaster Life Support, Oct. 25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Disaster basics
  • Natural disasters
  • Public health and population health in disasters
  • Workforce readiness and fatality management
  • Chemical and biological disasters
  • Explosive, traumatic, nuclear and radiologic disasters

Day 4-5, Oct. 26-27, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Disasters and public health emergencies
  • Health system surge capacity
  • Triage for disasters and public health emergencies
  • Community health emergency operations and response
  • Legal and ethical issues in disasters
  • Hands-on skills stations
  • Mass casualty disaster exercise