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About Project 54

Overall Objectives

 

The overall objective of this project is to enhance the systems in place in the Middle Eastern region for medical preparedness and medical emergency response to CBRN incidents.

National and regional capacity building via establishing of a self-sustainable national training service for medical and paramedical responders, which will provide internationally recognized training programs, including the 'train the trainers' competences.

Phase 1

Establishment of the National Training Centres in Medical Emergency

Work Package 1

National and regional capacity building via establishing of a self-sustainable national training service for medical and paramedical responders, which will provide accredited/internationally recognized training programs, including the 'train the trainers' competences.

  • Activity 1.1.1: appoint an institution/agency/university which would serve as the National Training Centre in Medical Emergency.

  • Activity 1.1.2: appoint the trainees (future teachers of the trainers). A number (from 20 up to 50 persons) and the affiliation (Ministry of Health, Civil Defence, Medical Services, universities) of the professionals will depend on each country preferences.

  • Activity 1.1.3: organise and deliver the advanced specialized course on urgent medical assistance in disaster situations for these professionals (the future teachers).

  • Activity 1.2.1: develop and deliver guidelines, training materials and curricula on a disaster medicine/ medical management of CBRN incidents that would/will be implemented into academic (or any other) training programmes in the beneficiary PCs.

  • Activity 1.2.2: prepare the inventory of equipment needed for implementation of training curricula and the practical training in Phase 2.

  • Activity 1.2.3: prepare technical specifications for equipment which describe the desired installation and on site instructions for the training equipment and future contractor for the additional equipment.

Phase 2

Provision of training, practical exercises and equipment to the medical and paramedical responders

Work Package 2

Capacity building for medical and paramedical responders to manage CBRN incidents on-site and CBRN casualties in the hospital.

  • Activity 2.1.1: train the professionals from the national training centres of the involved PCs, who received advanced training in the first phase of the project, to become the teachers in the necessary core competencies in the medical emergencies of the medical and paramedical 1st and 2nd responders.

  • Activity 2.1.2: Identify, compile or draft guidelines and SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) on medical management of CBRN incidents, both for first (onsite) and secondary responders (in the hospital).

  • Activity 2.1.3: preparation the provision of the technical equipment necessary for staff to fulfil their roles in a safe working environment: these include decontamination systems and personal protective equipment. Note this is referred as Activity 5 in the ToR.

  • Activity 2.2.1: Training on the medical first response in case of CBRN incidents.

  • Activity 2.3.1: Training on the medical secondary response in case of CBRN incidents.

  • Activity 2.4.1: Organizing a simulation exercise on medical response to a CBRN incident, for testing emergency preparedness plans and carrying out an assessment of the enhanced expertise of the first and secondary responders. Capability of quick identification of hazards, knowledge of using PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and casualties’ decontamination procedures, etc. should be measured.

Work Package 3

Enhancing national and regional cooperation with countries authorities with the aim of sharing experiences; discuss trans-border coordination and certifying training programmers delivered and/or integrating them with existing national training and educational programmes.

  • Activity 3.1.1: Awareness rising for policy and decision makers on CBRN threats and on the development of a surveillance and coordination mechanism to manage CBRN incidents. The workshops will be regional (from six in totals, preferably two organised in each PC).

  • Activity 3.2.1: Strengthening regional and national capacities with respect to limitation of public health consequences following a CBRN incident in the Middle East region.

  • Activity 3.3.1: Certifying training programmers delivered and/or integrating them with existing national training and educational programmes.