Trainings

National Public Health & Emergency Management in Asia and the Pacific (PHEMAP)

Published: Jan 04, 2011

PUBLIC HEALTH AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (PHEMAP) COURSE

I. Rationale

The PHEMAP was customized to meet the operational, managerial and technical aspects of health emergency management. This was done to help strengthen the emergency management system from the national, provincial and local sectors. A national course for national and provincial health staff is primarily intended at providing in depth training in the various aspects of emergency management extending to coordination at the local level.

Area selection in the conduct of PHEMAP Course is heavily dependent on the basis that this was created to address the region's high risk from hazards and how to respond to such situations. Hazardous situations may come in the forms of insult or disruption to the psychosocial mould, health, infrastructure, environment and nutrition of any community.  All these circumstances need to be dealt with the proper knowledge and skill for appropriate management.

By mid of 2011, a total of ten (10) National PHEMAP and forty (1) Sub-national PHEMAP Courses were already conducted since 2003. For this year, the Provincial and City Health Officers were primarily prioritized considering the escalating complexity of the disaster threats ranging from natural to man-made and their corresponding synergistic effect; although Regional HEMS Coordinators and Assistant HEMS Coordinators who were not trained from other regions will be among the targets. This characteristic beckons the necessity of the conduct of PHEMAP Course nationwide in order to strengthen capabilities in the public health aspects of emergency management by offering a comprehensive package of specific courses targeted to the differing needs of the participants. The course emphasizes evidence-based policy-making and setting of national standards of best practice, which will eventually be carried out at the local level.

To standardize the conduct of training, HEMS partnered with UP-CPH to ensure that the training is organized and carried out systematically.

II. Course Objectives

 General Objective:

To strengthen capacity in health emergency management from the national to the local government unit level by enhancing the knowledge and attitude, and developing the skills in emergency preparedness and disaster management.

 Specific Objectives:

At the end of a two-week training course, the participants should be able to strengthen their knowledge, skills and attitudes on the following:

  1. Contextual issues of hazards and emergencies and their health consequences, in relation to other health sector priorities and national development priorities;
  2. Conceptual and technical challenges in measuring disasters and their impact;
  3. Principles of risk management;
  4. General emergency management concepts;
  5. Development of disaster preparedness plans at the regional/LGU level;
  6. Role of epidemiology as a tool for decision-making in emergencies;
  7. Organization and management of services for mass casualties;
  8. Principles for effective management of public health problems in an emergency situation;
  9. Current standards of international best practice in specific public health issues;
  10. Role of LGUs in regional health emergency preparedness and response including management of mass casualties;
  11. Policies in health emergency management;
  12. Importance of developing detailed technical guidelines and specific reporting systems for all aspects of health sector involvement in emergencies; and
  13. Role of media and public information.

III. Content

This is a two-week course specifically designed for middle managers from the Regional Health Offices in Mindanao and selected number of regions and LGUs whose HEMS Coordinators have been newly designated and were not trained yet on PHEMAP. Lecturers and Facilitators will convene in order to adopt the content and methodologies on the basis of the constitution of the target group, the need of the community and the expected end-result.

Module I: Introduction to Emergency Management (EM)

 Legal and technical issues:

  • Course overview
  • Discussion of all legal bases for emergency management including directives, circulars and memos.
  • Explanation of the nature, types & characteristics of emergencies and their impact on public health.

 Module II: Risk Management

  • Presentation of the new concepts in the field of emergency management.
  • Conceptualization of  risk management and its effect on health
  • Community Risk Management
  • Regional Information System for Emergency Management (RISEM)

Module III: Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis

  • Rapid Assessment and Survey
  • Damage assessment and needs analysis
  • Caseload determination and setting of health priorities

    Module IV: The Control of Communicable Diseases in Emergencies
     
  • Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance
  • Reporting Systems
  • Vaccination for Preventable Diseases
  • Diseases of Epidemic Potential

Module V:  Public Health & Emergency Management Programs

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Reproductive Health and Gender Issues
  • Psychosocial/ Mental Health Issues and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • Environmental Health & Sanitation
  • Emergency Shelter/ Evacuation
  • Essential Drugs and Supplies
  • Logistics Management

Module VI: Mass Casualty Management

  • General concept for search and rescue
  • Triage Management and mass casualty management
  • Hospital Disaster Preparedness (Critical Care management an facility networking)

 Module VII: Advocacy, Communication and Media Management 

  • Communication skills
  • Promotion & advocacy
  • Media & information
  • Training and education
  • Advisories

Module VIII: Rehabilitation and Recovery Phase

  • Health sector role in the planning and monitoring, recovery and        rehabilitation program
  • Role of NGOs, Community Brigades and other cause oriented and relief agencies,
  • Management and distribution of relief and other resources.                                                                                                

IV. Methodology

 This training course will mainly utilize the following techniques:

  • Lecture/discussion
  • Group work
  • Simulation/drill
  • Workshops
  • Study  tour

V. Operational Details 

Venue

Canvassing to be done by the UP-CPH through MOA

Date

11 days + 1 day Facilitator’s Meeting

No. of Participants

45 - 50 participants

No. of Facilitators

10 facilitators

No. of Resource Speaker/s

1 Course Coordinator

No. of Support Staff

2 documentors/administrative staff

Proposed Budget

Php 1,400,000

     Meals & Accommodation

Facilitator’s Meeting Php   17,000.00

Training Proper         Php 1,056,000.00

     Supplies/Materials

Php 65,000

     Equipment Rental & Electrical

             Charges

Php 40,000

     Honorarium

Php 124,500.00

     Gasoline/Vehicle Rental

Php   47,500.00

     Miscellaneous

Php   50,000.00

Fund Source

GOP: HEMS Funds

 VI. Course Evaluation

A Certificate of Participation will be given to all the participants after completing the course. They will be required to take the pre-test and post test and to actively participate during the group discussions, workshops, exercises, field visits and reporting.

Day to day evaluation is conducted in order to adopt a strategy or to include an important topic as recommended by the group representing the participants. Resource Persons are evaluated by the participants using a standard evaluation form.

Finally, course evaluation is done at the end of the training which is consolidated to generally gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the training as inputs for bringing about improvements in the future training.

VII.          Expected Output

A draft Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan must be submitted by the participants at the end of the course whereas the final one with the endorsement of their agency’s or LGU’s heads/executives must be submitted within six months post-activity/course.

VIII.        Window Schedule 

DATE

TIME

TOPIC

LECTURER

Day 0 (Sunday)

06:00-07:00
06:00-07:00
07:00-09:00

Dinner
Consultative Meeting
Pre-test
Leveling of Expectations
Orientation to the Course
Creation of Groupings & Tasking

Organizing Committee
Course Coordinator
Course Coordinator
Course Coordinator
Course Coordinator

Day 1

(Monday)

 

08:00-10:00

 

 

 10:00-11:00

 

 
11:00-12:00

12:00-01:00

01:00-03:00

03:00-05:00

Opening Ceremonies

  • Invocation
  • National Anthem
  • Welcome Remarks
  • Message

Mainstreaming Health Emergency

Management to the Comprehensive Development Plan of LGU’s

Overview of the Philippine Disaster

Lunch

Challenges & Roles of HEMS

Policy Guidelines Development 

 



UP Chancellor
Usec. HSD DOH

 

 

Day 2

(Tuesday)

 

08:00-08:15

08:15-12:00

12:00-01:00

01:00-05:00

05:00-09:30

Recapitulation

Risk Assessment

Lunch

Emergency Management Planning

Consultative Meeting

Group 1

 

 

 

Organizing Committee

Day 3

(Wednesday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-12:00

12:00-01:00

01:00-05:00

05:00-08:00

Recapitulation

Emergency Management Planning

Lunch

Emergency Management Planning

Consultative Meeting

Group 2

 

 

 

Organizing Committee

Day 4

(Thursday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-10:00

 

10:00-12:00

12:00-01:00

01:00-03:00

03:00-05:00

05:00-08:00

Recapitulation

Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in Emergencies

Environmental Health in Emergencies

Lunch

Public Health in Emergencies

Nutrition in Emergency

Consultative Meeting

Group 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizing Committee

Day 5

(Friday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-10:30

 10:30-12:00

12:00-01:00

01:00-03:00

03:00-05:00

05:00-08:00

Recapitulation

Health Assessment & Surveillance Systems

Risk Communication

Lunch

Camp Management

Management of the Dead and the Missing Person (MDM)
Consultative Meeting

Group 4

 

 

 

 

 

Organizing Committee

Day 6

(Saturday)

07:00-05:00

FIELD TRIP

Course Coordinator & Staff

Day 7

(Sunday)

REST DAY

Day 8

(Monday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-10:30

10:30-12:00

 
12:00-01:00

01:00-05:00

 
05:00-08:00

Recapitulation

Control of Communicable Disease

Health Emergency Management Information System

Lunch

Health Emergency Management Information System

Consultative Meeting

Group 4

 

 

 

 

 

 Organizing Committee

Day 9

(Tuesday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-12:00

12:00-01:00

01:00-03:00

03:00-05:00

05:00-08:00

Recapitulation

Effective Leadership

Lunch

Logistics & Supplies Management

Establishing an Operation Center

Consultative Meeting

Group 3

 

 

 

Day 10

(Wednesday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-12:00

 12:00-01:00

01:00-05:00

 05:00-08:00

Recapitulation

Mass Casualty Incident Management

 Lunch

Table Top Exercise Drill on Mass Casualty

Consultative Meeting

Group 2

 

 

 

 Organizing Committee

Day 11

(Thursday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-10:00

10:00-12:00

12:00-01:00

01:00-05:00

Recapitulation

Hospital Preparedness

Evaluation to Practice

Lunch

Table Top Drill in Public Health

Group 1

 

Day 12

(Friday)

08:00-08:15

08:15-11:00

11:00-12:00

Recapitulation

Personal/Re-entry Action Plan

Closing Ceremony

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator

 

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