The Express
January 2020

Happy New Year! As we enter a new decade, our thoughts are with our ASPR TRACIE partners and stakeholders in Puerto Rico as they respond to and recover from recent earthquakes and aftershocks. ASPR has created a webpage dedicated to the situation with resources geared towards various populations. As always, please reach out to us if you need technical assistance or have an article or experience to share.


In this issue of The Express, we highlight recent and upcoming webinars, updated resources, and news from our three domains.

Now Available: Preparing for and Responding to Chemical Incidents
Access this webinar where speakers discussed the potential effects of a chemical incident and shared recent guidance and lessons learned in assessing, triaging, and treating patients, including considerations for novel nerve agent treatment. Issue 9 of The Exchange also features many of these speakers sharing their experiences.
Upcoming Webinars

Developing a Healthcare Coalition Pediatric Surge Annex (February 26, 1:30-3:00 PM ET) supplements the “Pediatric Annex Planning” workshop convened at the 2019 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference, and will feature national experts discussing guidance, resources, and lessons learned to help HCCs develop a pediatric surge annex. Be sure to check out these related resources from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Tabletop Exercise Resource Kit and Pediatric and Public Health Tabletop Exercise. Register for the webinar today!


Highly Pathogenic Infectious Disease Training and Exercise Resources Webinar (March 5, 1:30-300 PM ET) is a joint National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) and ASPR TRACIE webinar. During this webinar, speakers will highlight new online courses and exercise templates. Register today!

Domain Updates
Technical Resources Icon Technical Resources
We continue working with our Subject Matter Expert Cadre to refresh our 57 comprehensively developed Topic Collections. Our most recently refreshed Collection, Healthcare-Related Disaster Legal/ Regulatory/ Federal Policy, is now available. We continue to revise Collections; check back often. Learn more about rating, commenting on, and saving your favorite resources in this short tutorial.
Assistance Center Icon Assistance Center
The Assistance Center has processed more than 5,300 technical assistance (TA) requests from a variety of stakeholders. We have responded to TA requests for incident command roles in healthcare settings, door blocks/barriers in hospitals during active shooter scenarios, example hospital emergency plans, hospital decontamination templates/plans, and resources for new/entry-level hospital emergency management coordinators. Check out our summary of TA responses, and please reach out if you need assistance.
Information Exchange Icon Information Exchange
More than 6,800 of your colleagues use the Information Exchange (IE)—do you? Register now to join the conversation and learn more about setting up private topic areas. Need help navigating the IE? Check out this short how-to video.          
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