November 4, 2021
Safer Holidays & Safer Families
Family Survive & Thrive Guide™
More than 1,000 household responses have guided our learning community. Although infection rates and deaths are trending down, the national forecasters indicate we may have surges through and after the holidays. There are key questions we need to answer. The best defense is a strong offense:
- How I make an airline flight safer?
- How do we design a safer family gathering?
- How do we make it safer for the elderly?
- What can I do for the immune-compromised?
- How about play dates – what can we do?
- What if someone has a close contact?
- What is a Family CFO – a Chief Family Officer?
- What is a Family Lifeguard?
- What do we tell our kids, teens, young adults?
We will provide a thorough update on how to keep your employees, families, and business safe through future surges.
Go to https://www.medtacglobal.org/coronavirus-response/ for short videos covering the critical topics. Join as we focus on family Readiness, Response, Rescue, Recovery, and Resilience.
We offer these online webinars at no cost to our participants.
Webinar Video, and Downloads
Speaker Slide Set:
Click here to download the combined speakers’ slide set in PDF format – one (1) slide per page.
Click here to download the combined speakers’ slide set in PDF format – four (4) slides per page.
The Coronavirus Community of Practice and our panel of speakers and reaction panelists were introduced. Professional first responders, emergency response professionals, and patient safety experts were complimented by members of our national student outreach team, award winning educators, and attorneys.
What’s New in 2022?
Many in our community are suffering COVID fatigue and are becoming resistant to the repetitive messages about adopting the four safe practice pillars of social distance, hand hygiene, disinfecting high contact surfaces, and mask use. However, we know much more about the prevention of COVID infections and the harm they generate. We can “turn the science into safety” by applying what we know about aerosol spread, high transmission variants, vaccine impact, and the understanding that we likely will not attain herd immunity.
Washington Post Video – Airborne Spread:
This excellent video produced by the Washington Post demonstrates aerosol spread using infrared cameras and communicates the seriousness of transmission. We now know that large droplet spread of more than 5 nanometers deposits viral particles on surfaces near those infected. We now know that his is not as important as aerosol spread through smaller droplets where evaporation exceeds gravity and virus particles can float in the air and infect those breathing such expired air.
Impact on Essential Infrastructure Worker Families:
Our 1,000 Family Household study started with the 16 industry sectors that the Department of Homeland Security defined as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers. We address firefighters, law enforcement, and frontline professional caregivers who have lost their lives to COVID. Educators were added to the group in August of 2020 of which 1,000 have lost their lives with COVID. More than 700 children have passed away, 170,000 have lost a parent, and more than 5,500 are suffering from a diagnosis of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC).
Message to Essential Critical Workers:
Dr. David Morris, Chief Bill Adcox, and Dr. Greg Botz share their messages to our critical essential worker families and react to the number of our vital workers that have been impacted by COVID. They reenforce the importance of families acting to reduce the impact of COVID threats by adopting the proven safe practices and implementation of family plans.
Our worker family study verified that family transmission chains are an Achilles Heel to our success battling COVID. The study verified that the general public and essential workers really will adopt Family Plans that can keep their loved ones safer. Everyone hopes that COVID will burn out and be a faint memory. Whether it burns out or becomes a regular surging event, families can improve their health security by recognizing we will have a “new normal” requiring new behaviors.
The Family Safety Plan:
The 5 R’s – Readiness, Response, Rescue, Recovery, and Resilience:
An Update on Children:
The Chief Family Officer – the CFO:
The Family Lifeguard & Holiday Huddle Checklist
Reactor Panel Responses:
Holliday Huddle and Play Dates:
Safer Travel Safer Families
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Air Flow Science
Keeping Your Family COVID Free in Transit
Safer Singles & Seniors:
The ICE Checklist
The ICE Checklist – A Lawyer’s Perspective:
Gunita Singh JD is an accomplished lawyer for a non-profit organization who is describes the value of the ICE Checklist. She addresses the importance of the medical power of attorney and an advance directive. She reinforced the value medical records and bringing velocity to decision making.
Final Reactor Response and Closing:
- Awareness: Participants will learn the latest about the impact of safe practices through surges and the holidays.
- Accountability: Participants will understand who can be accountable for prevention of COVID through travel, during family gatherings, and events.
- Ability: Participants will learn certain concepts, tools, and resources that can be used to optimize prevention of harm due to COVID from travel, family gatherings, and events.
- Action: Participants may understand what actions may be immediately to protect family members from the harm of COVID from travel, during family gatherings, and events.
To request a Participation Document, please click here.
The CAREUniversity Team of TMIT Global, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15996, will be issuing 1.5 contact hours for this webinar. TMIT Global is only providing nursing credit at this time.