New Mexico Partners in Preparedness

March 6-8, 2018


March 6-8, 2018

Presented by

  • New Mexico Emergency Management Association (NMEMA)
  • New Mexico Department of Health – Bureau of Health Emergency Management
  • University of New Mexico Center for Disaster Medicine

Featured Presentations

Mick Cote

Capt. Mick Cote

Disaster response in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria swept across Puerto Rico. The huge, nearly Category 5 storm caused catastrophic damage and wiped out large portions of infrastructure including communications, electricity and transportation.

Knowing that the giant storm was coming, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mobilized in advance of landfall to meet the immediate health care needs and prepare for the long-term challenges facing the U.S. territory.

Learn about the tremendous efforts required for the coordination of all the response entities deployed. Patient treatment issues including identifying, locating, and transporting to local, remote, docked or extra-continental facilities will be discussed.

Murad Raheem

Murad Raheem

Karen S. Donnahie, RN, MHA

Karen S. Donnahie RN, MHA

Healthcare response during the Las Vegas, NV shooting

On Sunday night of October 1, 2017, a man opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel room onto 22,000 concert goers at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ultimately, there were 59 deaths and more than 500 injured as a result of this active shooter as people attempted to flee the festival grounds during the barrage of bullets.

The magnitude of this incident reaches far beyond the 22,000 people at the concert, many of whom do not reside in Las Vegas; but also affected hotel staff, emergency responders, hospital staff, and other visitors in the vicinity of the festival venue.

Hear two perspectives regarding some of the challenges and best practices experienced from a front-line hospital, Desert Springs Medical Center, and an Emergency Manager. The community remains Vegas Strong and continues to recover in a positive way from the lasting impacts of this Mass Casualty and Medical Surge Incident.

Jeff Quinn

Jeff Quinn

Sessions include:

Local disaster response and recovery partnerships

Networking opportunities local, state, and federal colleagues

Table top exercise to help meet new CMS exercise requirements

Regional Healthcare Coalition meetings with your Federal Project Officer

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