Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP)
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The beginning of 2013 has been an active year for the Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (EPREP). Recent EPREP exercises and activities have included:
- A statewide medical surge functional exercise series
- A regional shelter exercise focused on providing medical care in a shelter setting
- A workshop for first-year medical students covering core principles of emergency preparedness and response
- Presentations by EPREP staff at the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit, The Joint Commission Resources Conference, and the Preparedness Emergency Response and Recovery Consortium
- Dr. Paul Biddinger, Director of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program, has joined with other Boston responders to share lessons learned during the response to the marathon bombings in a New England Journal of Medicine article and during a Harvard School of Public Health Forum.
Please check back regularly to find information regarding upcoming events and additional preparedness tools and resources. Notable upcoming events and tools that will soon be released include:
- Regional Recovery Workshops (open to Massachusetts Hospitals)
- Regional Hospital Evacuation Functional Exercise
- Decontamination Tools and Resources for Hospitals