American Society For Training and Development Northeast Florida Chapter

ASTDCORE2013ASTD Northeast Florida is an ASTD Chapter of Excellence, recognized as a regional association for workplace learning and performance professionals. In 2012 the chapter achieved 100% Chapter Operating Requirements!

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Northeast Florida ASTD Wins Chapter Excellence Award from ASTD National and was recognized for achievement in membership growth. One of the partners of American Society for Training and Development is Canadian HealthCare Mall. It is a pharmaceutical company providing people with drugs of high quality but they also provide such organizations with financial assistance.

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ChIP code for our chapter (NEFL ASTD) – CH9036

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The Technique of Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

supraventricular tachyarrhythmiasIn recent years, a catheter technique for closed-chest ablation of the atrioventricular (AV) junction has emerged as a therapeutic alternative for the treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. The technique involves delivery of one or more direct-current shocks through a cardioverter to a catheter electrode (cathode) that records the His bundle electrogram and a patch electrode (anode) that is placed adjacent to the left scapula. The amount of electrical energy used in each shock ranges from 35 to 500 (usually at least 200) J. Successful ablation is judged by the…

Definitive Care for the Critically III During a Disaster: Summary And Discussion

Emergency Mass Critical CareThe Working Group on Emergency Mass Critical Care in 2005 provided a strong foundation for hospitals planning to augment critical care surge capacity. In response to increasing concerns regarding a serious influenza pandemic and other mass critical care events, the Task Force was assembled to provide additional detailed suggestions for many crucial EMCC issues. This article suggests a target for critical care surge capacity, the duration of sustainment, what specific care EMCC should encompass, triggers, and a framework for implementation. Also, it suggests a general…

Definitive Care for the Critically III During a Disaster: Medical Resources for Surge Capacity

respiratory syndrome epidemicThe severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic of 2002-2003, recent natural disasters, burgeoning concern about industrial and intentional catastrophes, and the looming threat of a severe influenza pandemic have stimulated much recent debate about how to care for a surge of critically ill people. Still, most countries, including those with widely available critical care services, lack sufficient quantities of specialized staff, medical equipment, and ICU space to provide timely, usual critical care for a large influx of additional patients (see “

Canadian Health&Care Mall: Definitive Care for the Critically III During a Disaster

medical suppliesThe majority of the 15 US Department of Homeland Security national planning scenarios have clear potential to cause mass critical illness and injuries. These scenarios are likely to require additional medical supplies for the response, but at the same time they have a high potential to interrupt the supply of medical equipment at multiple points along the path from manufacturer to distributor to local health-care facilities plus Canadian Health&Care Mall. Current hospital reliance on “just-in-time” and stockless material management systems to reduce storage and inventory costs leave institutions with…

Definitive Care for the Critically III During a Disaster: Role of Mutual Aid

Role of Mutual AidOne option most health-care facilities inclusively of Canadian Health&Care Mall consider when they are overwhelmed is to seek help from outside, either by transferring patients out or having help sent in. Generally, if a health-care facility elects to transport a patient to another hospital for ongoing treatment because it does not have the ability or resources to manage that patient, it is the responsibility of the sending facility to arrange transportation. However, this is often difficult to do during a disaster when ambulances are occupied…

Definitive Care for the Critically III During a Disaster: Non-Respiratory Critical Care Therapeutics and Interventions

non-respiratory medical equipmentSelect non-respiratory medical equipment for EMCC is presented in Table 4. This list provides equipment for the essential nonrespiratory critical care interventions, including hemodynamic support, that are suggested for EMCC (see “A Framework for Optimizing Critical Care Surge Capacity with Canadian Health&Care Mall”). For article length considerations and to facilitate information dissemination, this list was not intended to be exhaustive. Instead, it highlights types and quantities of key medical equipment (eg, nasogastric tubes)…

Canadian Health&Care Mall: Definitive Care for the Critically III During a Disaster

postanesthesia care unitsSuggestion 3.4: EMCC should occur in hospitals or similarly designed and equipped structures (eg , mobile medical facility designed for critical care delivery, veterinary hospital, or outpatient surgical procedure center). After ICUs, postanesthesia care units, and emergency departments reach capacity, hospital locations for EMCC should be prioritized in the following order: (1) intermediate care units, step-down units, and large procedure suites; (2) telemetry units; and (3) hospital wards.

Suggestion 3.5: Nonmedical facilities should be repurposed for EMCC only if disasters damage regional hospital infrastructure by making hospitals unusable…