The Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness will host a free webinar at the School of Public Health at 10 a.m. Monday, July 25.
Title: St. Louis Area Regional Response System: Development of the St. Louis Medical Operations Center (SMOC)
Deborah Beezley, Director of Health Information Management
St. Anthony's Medical Center
The presenter will discuss the process and strategies for implementation of the SMOC and some highlights from the Standard Operating Guide¬lines. In addition, the mobilization of duty officers and lessons learned from recent high consequence events affecting the St. Louis region will be addressed.
The events included significant ice storm and blizzard impacting the region in January 2011 and a recent F-4 tornado hitting the St. Louis International Airport and surrounding communi¬ties. Lessons learned regarding SMOC operations in coordination among area hospitals in anticipation of mass casualties will be shared.
Registration is required and limited space is available. Visit the Heartland Center website to register for the session: