Goals and Objectives

The Goal of Day 1

To establish a framework for understanding command structure(s) and situational awareness; identify mental health issues; The Goal of Day 1 is also to determine first responder, private sector, and military staging, triage, and transport of pediatric.

Objectives: By the end of the first day, the audience will have a better understanding of:

  1. Mental health complexities pertaining to the evacuation, transport, and reception of pediatric patients;
  2. . California’s local and state command structure(s), situational awareness, resources, limitations, and resource distribution; and
  3. First responder, military, and private sector staging, triage, and ground and air transport (including routes).

The Goal of Day 2

To identify legal issues and clarify hospital pediatric evacuation needs, considerations, resources and resource coordination (including telehealth), communications, reunification, and challenges.

Objectives: By the end of the second day, the audience will have a better understanding of:

  1. Legal complexities;
  2. Patient movements;
  3. Healthcare capacity status identification, hospital needs assessments, communication strategies, and essential elements of information collection;
  4. Transfer of patient information amongst healthcare systems;
  5. Patient tracking healthcare systems and agencies supporting family reunification; and
  6. Hospital pediatric patient reception best practices and challenges (including unaccompanied minors, chain of custody for minors, and altered standards of care).


Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 2:12PM a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit Southern California, the epicenter is located near downtown Riverside, CA. on the San Andreas Fault line. Multiple aftershocks are still being experienced.