'I'm not supposed to be here': Remembering and recovery two years after the congressional baseball shooting
The Annual Meeting of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care will be held on Monday, May 6 (0800 to 1700) 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center. This meeting will be held in conjuction with the SOMA Scientivic Assembly and Exhibition taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center. Agenda topics will a case study of the Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago, CCB and numerous working group updates. This event is free of charge and registraiton is highly encouraged. Please register at the link below:
Charlotte Convention Center - Meeting Room 2017
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
PDF area map & restaurant list:
SOMSA Hotel information:
- Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Guidelines for First Responders with a Duty to Act (Law Enforcement, Fire fighters, not trained EMS providers)
- Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Guidelines for BLS/ALS Medical Providers
Meeting Agenda and Updates
PROPOSED CBRNE Guidelines updates
PROPOSED Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines updates
PROPOSED TECC Suggested Analgesia Edits 2018
PROPOSED changes to TECC Guidelines for Hypocalcemia in traumatic resuscitation
Logistical InformationGeorge Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Building address:
950 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20052
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Numerous parking garages are availble in the immediate vicinity of the venue. GWU parking garages can be found at the link below:
The 2018 ALERRT meeting has two objectives. The first is to create an atmosphere that continues to build on an emerging culture defined by a shared consciousness, effective communication and trust among professional disciplines involved in responding to, and recovering from, a critical or mass casualty incident. Interoperability among all stakeholders is vital to effectively respond to increasing complexity and time constraints that will define future threats. Second, is to empower these professionals to more effectively serve their communities because of the valuable lessons learned from the conference.
In addition to educational tracks for police, fire and EMS, a distinct hospital physician conference will be offered. It will address the physiology and resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock, the historical background of whole blood, its advantages over a 1:1:1 resuscitation strategy as well as the challenges of implementing a whole blood program.
On day two, speakers will discuss how organizations can create systems capable of adaptive learning during periods of chaos and complexity using examples from the Dallas Ebola experience as well as the Las Vegas shooting. Finally, will examine current civilian Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) response models to assess where opportunities for improvement may exist.
ALERRT Information Brief
ALERRT Agenda Page 1
ALERRT Agenda Page 2
She currently serves as a Deputy Coordinator with Arlington County, and manages the ongoing readiness and exercise training program of County-wide emergency services personnel and will develop, coordinate, plan and evaluate effective training programs and drills in conjunction with neighboring jurisdictions, ensuring effective communication and response between neighboring jurisdictions and County agencies in an emergency situation. Sarah also currently volunteers her time as the Executive Director of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). She is charged with providing leadership and management of the Committee to include future planning, fundraising, and communications.
Previously she served as an Associate with The Olson Group Ltd. and supported various exercises and planning initiatives in the National Capital Region. Drawing from her tenure at the Department of State’s Bureaus of Diplomatic Security and Consular Affairs, the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies, and other private sector organizations, Mrs. Kessler brings a wide range of experience in crisis management and response, public-private partnerships, and strategic planning.
At the Department of State, she led the outreach and engagement efforts to manage public-private partnerships on a global scale, helping private sector organizations overseas respond to crises by providing crisis management training and ensuring the continued flow of information and open communication. Mrs. Kessler served on several U.S. government Task Forces, to include Libya, Egypt, Japan, and New Zealand.