After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1|Identify the four phases of emergency management.
2|Discuss the components involved in an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness.
3|Discuss staff roles and responsibilities related to mass casualty events.
4|Compare conventional triage to mass casualty triage.
5|Identify resources, barriers, policies, and procedures to implement a disaster management system and team approach.
6|Discuss building an effective implementation of the Incident Command System.
7|Discuss EMS roles and responsibilities in prehospital care.
8|Discuss EMS roles and responsibilities on the Incident Command Team.
9|Discuss the complexities of the law in disaster management in Mass casualty events
10|Discuss the medical-legal issues, malpractice, quality assurance, liabilities, and safety in Mass casualty events.
11|Discuss ethical issues of morals, values, and conflicts that may arise in Mass casualty events.
12|Discuss difficult decision-making that present during an MCI including end-of-life care and medical ethics.
13|Discuss the role of the Baystate security and safety committee, the policies and procedures of the teams, and other resources available.
14|Discuss the psychological implications of an MCI on all involved.
15|Identify warning signs of PTSD and resources that are available to patients and staff.

Planners and Faculty

Melissa Cramer, MSN, RN, CEN
Nurse Educator
Baystate Medical Center
   Jennifer Gold, BSN, RN, CEN
   Trauma Education Coordinator
   Baystate Medical Center
 Erin Markt, BS, Paramedic
 EMS Manager
 Baystate Health
Peter A. DePergola, PhD, MTS
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine         
Mass Chan Medical School-Baystate
Director of Clinical Ethics
Baystate Health, Inc.
   Seth M. Kelly, MD, MBA, FAAEM, NRP
   Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
   UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
   Chief, Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine                  
   Baystate Medical Center
 Aaron Olk, MS, Paramedic
 EMS and Prehospital Coordinator
 Baystate Health
Kyle W. Deskus, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel
Baystate Health, Inc.

Faculty Disclosure

Baystate Health Continuing Interprofessional Education follows the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.  The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management
This activity meets the criteria for 2.0 hours of risk management study. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 6.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Session date: 
01/23/2023 - 8:30am to 4:30pm EST
Baystate Health Conference Center
361 Whitney Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01199
United States
  • 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.75 IPCE Credit Hour(s)

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