Augusta, GA (PRWEB) May 11, 2015
The Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) was busier than usual May 6, 2015, as area emergency responders conducted a live disaster drill to test response capabilities to a large-scale event. The drill was designed to comply with the Federal Aviation Administration’s requirement for airports to conduct a live emergency drill every 3 years.
The live disaster drill involved 100 volunteers who played roles of either passengers or victims and 25 local emergency personnel representing agencies from Richmond County, local hospitals and other community organizations. The drill simulated an explosion at the airport with various “casualties” who needed treatment and transport to local medical facilities. Responders and emergency responders who participated used Global Emergency Resources’ HC Standard® mobile patient tracking application on Apple™ iPad devices to capture patient injury and hospital destination information.
“Training exercises like these are critical for emergency preparedness and give first responders practice with the tools they have available to them (like HC Standard®) for tracking and reunification of people affected by an airline or other mass casualty incident. The more realistic the drill, the more prepared responders are when the real event occurs,” says Erika Bobbitt, President of GER.
Global Emergency Resources, LLC (GER) is an Augusta, GA based software development firm specializing in patient tracking and situational awareness software. The state of Georgia procured GER’s HC Standard® software suite in 2012 and has used it to provide situational awareness to incident commanders at major events and drills such as the one at the Augusta airport.
GER personnel worked with the exercise planners charged with coordinating the mass casualty incident training prior to the exercise and were on hand to answer any questions the emergency responders or hospital personnel had while using HC Standard®.
About Global Emergency Resources: Global Emergency Resources, headquartered in Augusta, GA, (http://ger911.com), is a software solution developer and integrator for the emergency response and healthcare Industries. GER’s HC Standard® allows first responders and receivers to manage various EMS, hospital and clinical databases, and provides near real-time monitoring and mapping of healthcare systems and assets during emergencies and routine daily operations. HC Standard® is an interoperable, cross-jurisdictional, mobile solution designed for healthcare, government, military and EMS that meets HIPAA and HITECH requirements. GER offerings include disaster management software, exercises and training services, as well as field mobility solutions that can support patient triage and tracking, reunification, and hospital surge planning and compliance.
About HC Standard®: HC Standard® is a flexible, intuitive software solution designed to help first responders track patients and their medical conditions during all types of events. HC Standard® is used by first responders throughout the United States and is a key component to incident response and management. GER’s HC Standard® software is used by first responders and command centers to rapidly identify patients and provide comprehensive tracking from the point of injury, through the complete continuum of care from EMS disaster response teams, to the receiving hospital, and as appropriate, to follow-on procedures including reunification of persons separated during events or disasters. The HC Standard® software suite includes: HC Patient Tracking™, HC Incident Commander™, HC HAvBED Tracking™, HC Resource Tracking™, and HC Family Reunification™.
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