Baton Rouge General Strengthens Emergency Management Team13-Aug-2013
Staff Members Attend National Emergency Response Training
(Pictured left to right: Paulette Faul, MSN, RN, and Sadye Batts, MSN, RN)
Baton Rouge, La. – Baton Rouge General team members, Sadye Batts, MSN, RN, and Paulette Faul, MSN, RN, recently completed advanced emergency response and management training conducted by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama. The CDP is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers and other government officials.
Baton Rouge General, along with all providers and emergency responders in the community, are prepared to respond to all types of disasters and emergencies. The General prepares year-round through emergency response training exercises and the entire hospital team is trained and well-prepared to respond to emergencies. Demonstrated by the hospital’s commitment to continually strengthen and hone the emergency response skills of its team members, Batts and Faul will integrate national best practices learned at the training into the General’s hospital emergency response team (HERT).
Sadye Batts has over 15 years of nursing experience, focusing the past 7 years on emergency management, all hazards preparedness and disaster response operations in state government, military and hospital based roles, and she has responded to numerous declared disasters. She currently serves as the stroke and heart failure clinical program coordinator at Baton Rouge General, and is a commissioned officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard medical command and an instructor at the Center for Domestic Preparedness.
Paulette Faul has 40 years of healthcare experience and for the past two years has been coordinating emergency management operations for Baton Rouge General. Her role includes maintaining the hospital’s emergency preparedness program to respond to mass casualty incidents that could result from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive or environmental events.