Teaching our CMS Partners How to “Rap”

December 12th in the community room at the Health Department brought food, laughter, and yes, “rapping.” John Brinkley and a crew of helpers taught three classes of Stop-the-Bleed to the CMS17 group. The 62 students learned how to respond in the case of an...

New CMS17 Logo

Recently the KET Coalition sponsored a logo contest for our CMS group and the final winning logo is attached. Congratulations Caitlin Yount on your original design! Caitlin is a Patient Care Coordinator with Avalon Hospice. Great job and thank you to all those who...

Death By a Million Paper Cuts

Recently, the Knoxville/ East Tennessee Healthcare Coalition sponsored a training with responders from the Joplin tornado event.  With speakers from law enforcement, social media, and pharmacy, unique perspectives were seen. Each presenter spoke on their professional...

Get Ready to Shake Out!

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. on October 17* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills! You can join them today by registering for the 2019 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. Participating is a great way for your...

September is National Preparedness Month

Prepared Not Scared! National Preparedness Month, is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not...

The Power of Preparedness!

Brush up on Emergency Preparedness during the month of September with information from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/npm/npm2018.htm   Every September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with 3,000 global, national, regional, and local...

Stop The Bleed: Train the Trainer Classes

KET Coalition, Homeland Security District 2 and UT Medical Center are providing “Stop the Bleed Train the Trainer”  classes on June 26 and 27, 2018 at Jubilee Banquet Facility (6700 Jubilee Center Way, Knoxville). This course provides attendees the ability to teach...

Are You and Your Team Ready for a Pediatric Medical Emergency?

A child who won’t wake up. An infant screaming in pain. An overturned school bus. Are you and your team ready? Pediatric medical emergencies can happen at any time. When they do, the children of our community are counting on your team to be prepared to help them. As...

Representing in Savannah!

The KET Coalition was well represented at the 2018  Emergency Management Summit and Training Session in Savannah, Ga.  Coalition members submitted abstracts  and all four were selected for presentation:  Oseana Britton (East TN Children’s Hospital)/ Charity...