Check out ASPR TRACIE's newest fact sheet The SOFA Score: What it is and How to Use it in Triage! This resource includes an overview of the score, how it is calculated, and how it can be used in triage situations. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What is the SOFA Score? The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score is a scoring system that assesses the performance of several organ systems in the body (neurologic, blood, liver, kidney, and blood pressure/hemodynamics) and assigns a score based on the data obtained in each category. The higher the SOFA score, the higher the likely mortality.
Why was the SOFA Score Developed? The SOFA score was designed as a research tool so that groups of patients (e.g., those with sepsis, and infection in the bloodstream which can lead to shock and death) could be categorized based on their risk of death. SOFA is quite accurate when used in sepsis cases and when applied to groups of patients. For example, if 100 severely ill septic patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) treatment have a SOFA score greater than 11, over 90% of them will die (Vincent et al., 1996). One benefit of SOFA is that it requires only six common points of data to calculate. Comparable predictive systems require much more data.
eICS, EMResource, and EMTrack eICS, EMResource, and EMTrack - 2016 Monthly Webinar Training Schedule
Intermedix is pleased to provide the schedule of monthly Webinar training sessions for the remainder of 2016. Each of these sessions focuses on one of the following solutions: eICS, EMResource, or EMTrack. Attached is the schedule. Schedule: 2016_Training_Schedule_-_eICS_EMResource_EMTrack.pdf
Did you miss Issue 3 of The Exchange? It focused on healthcare facility preparedness for--and response to--no-notice events, both within and outside of healthcare facilities. Our next issue will highlight disaster behavioral health and responder and community resilience. What strategies have you incorporated to harden your healthcare facilities? We want to hear from you. Please email us your input (including tips, plans, and templates) to be considered as a future ASPR TRACIE resource.
* NEW *Mystery Patient Drill Toolkit
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released a Mystery Patient Drill toolkit, based on a large exercise program conducted by the health department for 98 infectious disease related drills at 49 emergency departments in New York City in the first half of 2016. The toolkit contains materials for hospitals, healthcare networks, and health departments to help design, conduct, and evaluate these drills. It also includes staff training resources and templates to promote successful screening and isolation for high-risk infectious diseases. For questions, additional information or resources, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Research Study of Ambulance Operations and Best Practice Considerations for Emergency Medical Services Personnel.pdf
Training videos for EMResource, EMTrack and eICS are now available online through the Intermedix Training Portal. Videos include monthly webinars and specific topics for each application. Examples of videos are resetting passwords, setting profiles, updating status types, creating incidents or events, building dashboards, adding patients, incident management, building IRG's, adding contacts and running reports. Additional videos, including EMResource topics, will be added over the next couple of weeks.
Updated or new videos will be added with product releases.
First Responders ToolBox: Special Events Working Aid
eics 7/28/16 Webinar Recording
eICS Response / Recovery Training Recording Intermedix Training PortalThe eICS Webinar recording from July 28th, covering Response / Recovery, is now available for viewing on the Intermedix Training Portal. The instructions to access the training portal are below. Please forward this to anyone who may benefit from the videos.
To access the training portal, follow the steps listed below.
eICS Training Videos eICS training videos are now available online through the Intermedix Training Portal. There are additional videos under the Planning section to assist in creating and building your IRG's.
Disaster Preparedness: Alzheimer's CARE GIVING Tips
The new HVA tool from Kaiser Permanete, that was discussed at the September 9, 2016, Regional Leadership meeting will be placed on the MIHAN, under Documents>Regional Network>Resource Sharing>10-3-16 KP Incident Log HVA template. This tool allows users to track hazard alerts and Incident Command activations in order to provide validation of existing HVAs and guidance for future HVAs. It can be used as is or tailored to reflect a specific facility or agency. Anyone with question on the tool should contact David Vinson, Region 2N Assistant Coordinator, email@example.com or office: (248) 759-4748.
To activate the Region 7 Medical Coordination Center call:
Gaylord Regional Communication Center 1-989-732-5141 During your call, include the following information: - Your name and contact number. - Your agency or hospital. - The reason for requesting the resource. - Exact location to where you need the resource delivered. - Who will accept and sign for the resource.