Triad Regional Advisory Committee
August 16, 2012
Location: Forsyth Medical Center-
Winston Salem, NC
Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Roy Alson/Dr. Jay Wyatt
Approval of February 16, 2012 minutes
Regional Disaster Preparedness Update- Kim Edmisten
Introduced OEMS healthcare coalition concept, OEMS five year work plan for
healthcare capabilities, and strategic planning and healthcare coalition committee
will be working on that plan in the upcoming year.
o Grant Update – Jason Stogner
New grant application this year and it is based off of 8 capabilities that
align with the new Public Health capabilities. The grant is focused on a 5-
year work plan and it was submitted on August 1st and presented to
NCOEMS on August 10th. We have received preliminary approval for the
projects with final approval pending minor revisions and modifications.
One of the main projects will be to a complete program assessment,
analyzing current capabilities and identifying any programmatic gaps.
o SMAT II Update - Jerry Tysinger
February 18-19: PR Event at DCCC
March 2-3: SMAT Class in Randolph
March 29: HOSA Conference in Greensboro
April 20-22: Camp Cherokee Boy Scout Medical Coverage Event in
April 30-May 2: Statewide Exercise in Greenville, NC
May 4-6: Cherry Point Airshow in Havelock, NC (Assist ERAC)
May 18-20: Rehab trailer to Randolph Mass gathering
May 19: Forsyth County/Winston Salem City Haz-Mat Exercise
June 2: SMAT III Practical Exam (M8)
June 16: Emergency Fest PR Event in Boone, NC
June 26: Rehab Mission to Randolph County for Haz-Mat fire
June 27: Full Scale Exercise in Randolph County
June 29-July 5: Threshers Reunion Deployment in Denton, NC
August 7: National Night Out PR Event in Lexington, NC
o Public Health Update – Susan Sullivan
The public health is moving from assessment to planning and
implementation. We will continue to collaborate with partners during
trainings and exercises. Also, collaboration with UNC Center for Public
Health Preparedness to revise our Preparedness Coordinator orientation
training modules and hope to have them online by end of year. Training
Strategies for Preparedness Coordinators will include online materials and
presentations to familiarize them with the basic content and increase their
comfort level with the online interactive courses.
o Special Presentation – Jason Stogner & Kim Edmisten recognized Jody
Moore for his service as the first Chair of the Disaster Response &
o Education – Gail Kluttz
- Securing the Airway will be a webinar on August 22; CareLink and Cone
Health will present, Caring in Motion: An Emergency & Critical Care
Conference on September 18; and the 3rd Annual Brenner Children’s
Hospital Pediatric Trauma Conference will be held on October 17th.
Injury Prevention – Vacant
Performance Improvement – Bradley Dean/Dwayne Young
- Planning meeting will follow the T-RAC Meeting
NCOEMS Update – Eddie Jordan
Emergency Medicine Today is scheduled for October 7th beginning with
Paramedic Competition and the conference will conclude on October 10th.
Emergency Department Reports
Forsyth Medical Center – Rick Lee
FMC update given via powerpoint
High Point Regional – Nicole Luther
Behavioral Health unit will open soon. STEMI Care and local EMS
agencies have been recognized for their care.
Moses Cone – Jody Moore & Tamara Ellis
Wesley Long will be holding an open house. Trauma Site visit is
scheduled for August 28 & 29. Scheduled an ATLS class on September 7
North Carolina Baptist Hospital – April Roberson
Recognized for their CHF & Stroke designation. Trauma Site visit is scheduled
for November 5 & 6.
NCATS Grant Updates – Gail Kluttz
- Save the Rivers: Prescription Medication Disposal – Stokes County
EMS, Brian Booe presented his work on this project.
- Fire Safety for Home Medical Oxygen Users – Wake Forest Baptist
Health, Donna Joyner presented her work on this project.
EM Today/Paramedic Competition Presentations – Gail Kluttz/Dr. Alson/Dr.
Wyatt presented the Regional Winners from the Triad RAC region with
certificates. The recipients were Aaron Thurston, NREMT-P & Daniel Medina,
EMT-P. We wish them success in the upcoming State Final competition planned
for October 7th in Greensboro at EM Today.
T-RAC Meeting Schedule for 2013:
All meetings will be held at Forsyth Medical Center – Conference Center
February 14, 2013
May 16, 2013
August 15, 2013
November 14, 2013