LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast

LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast

By LSU NCBRT
The LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training is a nationally recognized center for emergency preparedness and response training located at Louisiana State University’s flagship campus. We have provided high-quality, federally-certified training to America’s emergency responders about prevention, response and recovery from biological incidents since 1998. Each week on the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast, we’ll bring in some of the nation’s top experts to cover different aspects of COVID-19 relating public health and public safety.
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9 - Pandemic Response: What is Responder Resilience? (Part 2)
The latest episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast is Part Two of a conversation on responder resiliency during a crisis. What is responder resilience? How can emergency responders care for their mental health and well-being given the added pressures and uncertainties of COVID-19? Our guests include Dr. Carolyn Coarsey, president and co-founder of the Family Assistance Foundation, and NCBRT subject matter expert Roy Bethge. Roy is also a retired deputy police chief and current serves as the chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Education and Training Committee. Below is a list of the resources that Roy and Carolyn recommended for listeners who want to learn more about resilience:  BOOKS:  Resilience: Hard-Won for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens (https://www.amazon.com/Resilience-Hard-Won-Wisdom-Living-Better/dp/0544705262) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms-ebook/dp/B007P7HRS4/ref=sr_1_1) Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth-ebook/dp/B010MH9V3W/ref=sr_1_1) Anyway by Kent M. Keith (https://www.amazon.com/Anyway-Paradoxical-Commandments-Finding-Personal-ebook/dp/B0024CEY1S/ref=sr_1_1) Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness by Rick Hanson (https://www.amazon.com/Resilient-Grow-Unshakable-Strength-Happiness-ebook/dp/B074LX2796/ref=sr_1_1) The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer (https://www.amazon.com/Resilient-Grow-Unshakable-Strength-Happiness-ebook/dp/B074LX2796/ref=sr_1_1) VIDEOS:  Brene Brown's TED Talk on shame (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psN1DORYYV0) Brene Brown's TED Talk on vulnerability (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o) Angela Duckworth's TED Talk on grit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8)
46:10
June 2, 2020
8 - Pandemic Response: What is Responder Resilience? (Part 1)
The latest episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast is Part One of a conversation on responder resiliency during a crisis. What is responder resilience? How can emergency responders care for their mental health and well-being given the added pressures and uncertainties of COVID-19? Our guests include Dr. Carolyn Coarsey, president and co-founder of the Family Assistance Foundation, and NCBRT subject matter expert Roy Bethge. Roy is also a retired deputy police chief and current serves as the chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Education and Training Committee. For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
24:43
May 26, 2020
7 - Pandemic Response: Institutes of Higher Education (Part 2)
The latest episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast is Part Two of our discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected colleges and universities. We continue our conversation with Bart Thompson, chief of police for the LSU Police Department, and Laura Drabczyk, Director of Emergency Management for the University of Michigan-Dearborn, about the measures their campuses have taken to ensure student and employee safety, the importance of having an Emergency Operations Center for a university, and the lessons that COVID-19 teaches us about future campus safety. For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
33:49
May 19, 2020
6 - Pandemic Response: Institutes of Higher Education (Part 1)
The latest episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast is Part One of how the COVID-19 pandemic has specifically affected colleges and universities. We talk with Bart Thompson, chief of police for the LSU Police Department, and Laura Drabczyk, Director of Emergency Management for the University of Michigan-Dearborn, about the measures their campuses have taken to ensure student and employee safety, the importance of having an Emergency Operations Center for a university, and the lessons that COVID-19 teaches us about future campus safety. Part Two will be available next week wherever you find podcasts. For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
28:49
May 12, 2020
5 - Pandemic Response: Homeless Populations During COVID-19 (Part 2)
This episode is the second part of our conversation about responding to the homeless population during a global pandemic. First, we talked with Paul Trudeau, who is the Co-Director of City Hope San Francisco. City Hope provides food and resources to the homeless population of the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Then, we continued our conversation with LSU NCBRT instructors and subject matter experts Andrew Rateaver and Ed Anderson about the unique threats that COVID-19 poses for homeless communities. Topics include the importance of forming relationships between responders and homeless communities, officer safety and protection while on the job, and more. Part One of this discussion can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. We also talk with Paul Trudeau, who is the Co-Director of City Hope San Francisco. City Hope provides food and resources to the homeless population of the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.  For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
28:16
May 5, 2020
4 - Pandemic Response: Homeless Populations During COVID-19 (Part 1)
In this episode, LSU NCBRT instructors and subject matter experts Andrew Rateaver and Ed Anderson discuss ways in which COVID-19 poses a unique threat for homeless populations. Topics include the importance of forming relationships between responders and homeless communities, officer safety and protection while on the job, and more. For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
41:21
May 1, 2020
3 - Pandemic Response: Maximizing Volunteer Resources
On this week's episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast, we discuss how emergency responders can effectively and efficiently use volunteers to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests include NCBRT instructor and retired police lieutenant Andrew Rateaver; NCBRT instructor, retired NYFD chief and former FEMA federal coordinating officer Phil Parr; and former Berkeley PD captain and current CARDA member Alyson Hart. The conversation topic breakdown is listed below: 2:26 – Types of volunteers and their work 13:04 – Resource coordination best practices 13:45 – Protecting volunteers during a disease outbreak 35:45 – Training volunteers 39:00 – Healthcare volunteer credentialing 43:09 – Unconventional and long-term use of volunteers For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
55:26
April 21, 2020
2 - Pandemic Response: Law Enforcement Workforce Challenges
In the second episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast, we talk to Seguin, TX police chief Terry Nichols and Hennepin County, MN Sheriff’s Office chief of staff Rob Allen about how coronavirus is affecting emergency responders’ internal operations. What are the plans in place if an officer tests positive for coronavirus? How are emergency response agencies taking necessary precautions to ensure safety on the job? How are service calls changing in the face of a pandemic and social distancing? The episode’s topic breakdown is listed below: Preventing spread of COVID-19 among the workforce: 04:02 Impacts of social distancing on training and roll call: 12:33 Plans for employees with COVID-19: 15:08 Coordination with public and private partners: 18:26 Engaging employees working remotely: 24:03 Changes to officer engagement with the community: 26:32 Advice and recommendations: 43:28 For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
50:33
April 14, 2020
1 - Pandemic Response: Law Enforcement Leadership Challenges and Solutions in Washington State
Welcome to the first episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast! In this episode, we talk to Tom Davis, Police Chief, Lynnwood Police Department; Cherie Harris, Police Chief, Kirkland Police Department; and Scott Parker, Captain, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office about the COVID-19 response in America’s first epicenter: Washington state. They share their insights on dealing with the crisis in Washington and offer advice on how other states can be proactive in their responses as the pandemic spreads. The conversation topics breakdown is listed below: Local Responses: 03:02 Administrative Concerns and Employee Wellness: 19:10 Resource Management and Mutual Aid: 30:08 Workforce Capacity Planning and Planning Thresholds: 40:30 Arrests and Court Closure Considerations: 47:17 Recommendation and Actions: 51:32 For more information on LSU’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training and our available resources on COVID-19, please visit our website at ncbrt.lsu.edu.
1:01:34
April 7, 2020
Preparedness Podcast Trailer
Wherever we turn, talk of the coronavirus dominates national and international discussion. While it keeps the media buzzing, this pandemic presents unique challenges for first responders, health care workers, and community leaders. How can communities respond to the current crisis and prepare for the next one? Introducing the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast, from Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training. LSU NCBRT has provided high-quality, federally-certified training to America’s emergency responder community since 1998. We’ve helped first responders around the country and around the world prepare for and respond to events like H1N1 and the Ebola crisis. Now, we’re sharing our expertise on COVID-19. Each week, we’ll bring in some of the nation’s top experts to share their expertise on the effects that COVID-19 has on public health and public safety. We’ll cover topics like how universities can respond to a pandemic, the roles of public health agencies during this crisis, how to maximize the use of volunteer responders, and many others. The LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. New episodes come out every week.
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March 27, 2020