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State of emergency preparedness at Children's National


State of Emergency Preparedness at Children’s National

The world changed on Sept, 11, 2001. 15 years later, we at Children’s National have responded to all types of emergencies including emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters and mass casualty events. As one of the world’s leading pediatric health systems which cares for more than 400,000 children annually in the nation’s capital we have taken the lead on prioritizing children in emergency preparedness planning locally, nationally and internationally. This presentation reviews the past, present and future for emergency preparedness at Children’s National.

Presented by
Kathy Chavanu Gorman, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Operating Officer, Children’s National

Joelle Simpson, MD
Medical Director for Emergency
Preparedness, Children’s National

Learning Objectives:
Attendees of this session will be able to:

  1. Review pivotal events in emergency preparedness locally, nationally and globally since 9/11
  2. Describe current emergency preparedness threats, gaps and opportunities for Children’s National
  3. Identify 2016-2017 emergency preparedness priorities and goals for Children’s National
  4. Highlight opportunities for individual, unit and hospital wide improvements in preparedness

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