COVID-19 Resources from the LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
NEW - NCBRT PREPAREDNESS PODCAST: POLICE CHIEFS ON RESILIENCES SERIES
Chiefs Steven Casstevens and Kristen Ziman (with Roy Bethge)
Police Chiefs on Resilience: Public Safety in Crisis
In this episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast, we come back to the topic of resilience: what does officer resilience mean in the midst of both a pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement? How can responders care for their own mental health while confronting uncomfortable truths? What changes will be made to police departments following the protests to both increase public safety and transparency within departments? Our guests are Kristen Ziman, Aurora, Illinois police chief and Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Steve Casstevens, Buffalo Grove, Illinois police chief and president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Kristen and Steve discuss these important topics with host Ashley Markle and NCBRT subject matter expert Roy Bethge. Next week, we will discuss the mental health impacts that these traumas have on the law enforcement community, the stigma of seeking help for mental health issues, and the importance of changing the culture within law enforcement to improve resiliency.
Police Chiefs on Resilience: Mental Health
In this week’s episode, host Ashley Markle and NCBRT subject matter expert Roy Bethge continue their conversation with Chiefs Kristen Ziman and Steve Casstevens from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. They talk about the stigma around getting help for mental health issues in the law enforcement community, the risks that not seeking help has on job performance, and the importance of engaging in open and honest discussions about mental health. They also discuss and how departments can make resources like wellness checks and peer support systems more widely available, and how department leaders and encourage their officers to utilize those resources.
Police Chiefs on Resilience: Resources
In this week’s episode, host Ashley Markle and NCBRT subject matter expert Roy Bethge finish up their conversation with Chiefs Kristen Ziman and Steve Casstevens from the International Association of Chiefs of Police about the resources police departments need to create the kind of environment that allows responders to become resilient. In the wake of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the tension of the Black Lives Matter movement, they also discuss the importance of creating strong and transparent relationships with the community and how to create support networks both inside and outside of individual agencies.
- EOC Operations During Social Distancing: LSU NCBRT/ACE presents this week’s webinar which features protocol during social distancing for Emergency Operations Centers. [5/7/2020]
- Alternate Care Sites: This LSU NCBRT/ACE webinar focuses on Alternate Care Sites during a pandemic. The presentation includes information on setting up alternative care sites and how alternative sites can relieve some of the burden on hospitals. [5/1/2020]
- Responder Wellness During COVID-19: In this webinar, LSU NCBRT/ACE examines aspects of COVID-19 that may cause anxiety or stress for the responder community. The video also offers techniques that responders can practice to help manage or mitigate that anxiety. [4/24/2020]
COVID-19 ROLL CALL VIDEOS
- First Responder PPE Guidelines: This 11-minute video provides an overview of protective gear available to responders for outbreak response. It addresses how the gear protects people, what its limitations may be, and techniques for properly donning and doffing PPE so responders can adequately protect themselves. [5/13/2020]
- Officer Safety: Time, Distance and Shielding: This animated video serves as a visual tool for highlighting the proper precautions that officers and emergency responders should take when performing their day-to-day operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The video includes a basic summary on how COVID-19 is spread, recommendations for interactions with the public, and steps on how to properly sanitize equipment and clothing. [4/15/2020]
- Safer at Home Training: In this short video, LSU NCBRT/ACE provides tips for emergency responders on how to ensure that they are protecting themselves, their families and their homes from COVID-19 exposure after a shift. The video lays out simple things that responders can do, like how to deal with potentially contaminated clothing and how to sanitize areas in their homes to limit the risk of exposure. [4/8/2020]
- CDC Sequence for Donning and Doffing PPE: LSU NCBRT/ACE created a 6-minute video, “CDC Sequence for Donning and Doffing PPE,” that walks viewers step-by-step through the guidelines prescribed by the CDC for donning and doffing a gown, mask/respirator, face shield, and gloves. [4/5/2020]
- COVID-19 Roll Call Training Materials: LSU NCBRT/ACE has developed a COVID-19 Roll Call Training for law enforcement that addresses officer safety during the COVID-19 outbreak. The training provides information on how officers can keep themselves safe before, during, and after contact with others in the course of their job. It also addresses steps officers can take at the end of a shift to go home safely. The package consists of an 18-minute training video and a job aid. [3/27/2020]
PANDEMIC RESPONSE PODCASTS
- Preparedness Podcast Trailer [3/27/2020]
- EPISODE 1: Pandemic Response: Law Enforcement Leadership Challenges and Solutions in Washington State [4/7/2020]
- EPISODE 2: Pandemic Response: Law Enforcement Workforce Challenges [4/14/2020]
- EPISODE 3: Pandemic Response: Maximizing Volunteer Resources [4/21/2020]
- EPISODE 4: Pandemic Response: Homeless Populations During COVID-19 (Part 1) [5/1/2020]
- EPISODE 5: Pandemic Response: Homeless Populations During COVID-19 (Part 2) [5/5/2020]
- EPISODE 6: Pandemic Response: Institutes of Higher Education (Part 1) [5/12/202]
- EPISODE 7: Pandemic Response: Institutes of Higher Education (Part 2) [5/19/2020]
- EPISODE 8: Pandemic Response: What is Responder Resilience? (Part 1) [5/26/2020]
Request COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) Training
LSU NCBRT/ACE has developed a new course to address the novel coronavirus. Biological Incidents Awareness: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (AWR-324) is a mobile seven-hour awareness-level course that will provide participants with general knowledge about COVID-19 and the protective measures that will help guard against further spread of the disease. The primary target audience for this course is focused on first responders and emergency management personnel who need general knowledge about COVID-19 and the protective measures and equipment that will help guard against further spread of the disease.
The course is undergoing final content review by CDC/HHS before it can be scheduled. In order to expedite scheduling once we have a firm rollout date, we have created a training request specific to Bio Awareness: COVID-19. The completed request will be routed to the training manager for your FEMA region.
The course addresses the following topics:
- Disease types and outbreak history
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Prevention and universal precaution
- Personal protection
- Containment and scene control