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Pandemic Planning Center

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Pandemic Planning

The development of a Pandemic Plan can be accomplished through the active and dedicated participation of key personnel and emergency planning professionals. The approach and guiding philosophy of Andrews & Associates for the successful development and implementation of a Pandemic Plan consists of three elements:

  1. Awareness of the stakeholders
  2. Ownership of overall methodology and the role individual plans will have on the outcome
  3. Internalizing so each individual has a thorough understanding of the plan and the essential elements that insure successful implementation

To accomplish the goal of developing a valid Pandemic Plan, we offer the following:

DEVELOPMENT OF THE PANDEMIC PLAN ORIENTATION
This provides the author with the basic knowledge and background information to understand the development and content of a Pandemic plan.

The orientation includes:

  • Introduction to Pandemic Planning
  • Planning leadership roles
  • Elements of a viable plan
  • Plan development schedules

DRAFT PLAN DEVELOPMENT
This provides information, tools and techniques that can be used by the participants to author and effectively develop a Pandemic Plan. It includes the basics of plan development, training in using the plan template and assistance in the development of the initial draft plan. Participants will be required to complete some pre-work and bring specified information to the sessions.

  • Essential plan elements will be reviewed.
  • A planning template and related instructions are utilized to teach the author(s) effective techniques to use in the development of the plan
  • Pre-exercise assignments/information will be used to complete certain sections of the plan.
  • Methods for gathering critical information and determining alternatives are discussed
  • Coaching and guidance is provided during the plan development

PLAN REVIEW
This session gives the author(s) full support in finalizing their Pandemic Planning document. The plan will be reviewed and suggestions will be offered to finalize the work. The consultant and the author(s) will work together to complete a gap analysis and identify recommendations for improvement.

This session is intended for plan authors but may have value for members of the planning (crisis) team, emergency response team leadership and representatives from the leadership team.

OPTIONAL SERVICES

PANDEMIC AWARENESS TRAINING
This session allow the participant to understand the pandemic avian flu situation and how to incorporate proactive measures before pandemic strikes.

At the end of the session the participant will:

  • Understand the historic context of avian flu
  • Have awareness of what a pandemic is and how it spreads
  • Recognize avian flu symptoms
  • Comprehend and have the ability to apply preventative measures
  • Obtain knowledge of how to minimize the impact of avian flu
  • Have “know-how” of what to do and who to contact in response to pandemic
  • Understand the needs to continue of student learning in a pandemic situation
  • Obtain information on federal, state and local regulatory compliance issues regarding plan development

PANDEMIC PLAN DELIVERY WORKSHOP
This 8-hour workshop creates an awareness of the pandemic situation, the planning process and how to incorporate proactive measures. It also shares high-level details of the planning process, activation of the plan and the recovery process.

The format can be structured to include a general orientation followed by a session with more detailed information on the plan and associated activities. Its focus is on individuals who have specific responsibilities in the plan.

It is an effective tool for both communication and education. It reassures the participants that the organization is prepared and solicits their support in the critical activities.

Who should attend: Administration Leadership, members of the planning (crisis) team, emergency response team leadership, selected employees, and key stakeholders.

PANDEMIC PLAN TEST AND VALIDATION
This activity results in the execution of a desktop exercise that helps to evaluate strengths and uncover any deficiencies in the plan. It begins with a consultation to review the plan for perceived deficiencies or inconsistencies that should be evaluated by the test exercise. After agreeing on the needs and possible scenarios, an on-site test is conducted with in immediate review and a follow-up report along with an action plan to correct any deficiencies that were identified.

Who should attend: Plan authors, members of the planning (crisis) team, emergency response team leadership and individuals who are key to execution of the plan.

PANDEMIC IN-SERVICE INFORMATION SESSION
Customized to the audience, this presentation can serve to inform attendees on their roles in the overall pandemic program as well as provide them information and techniques to use in their day-to-day operations that can help minimize or even forestall some pandemic-related situations. Costs for this type of offering are dependent on number of sessions, number of attendees, and determination of contiguous or non-contiguous presentation schedules. If interested, we will be happy to discuss this service and related costs with you at your convenience.

 
     
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