Supporting DynCorp International’s work in the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jimmy Earle, Afghan National Army (ANA) Medical Planner Advisor at DynCorp International, helped develop and implement a hospital disaster preparedness plan with NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan (NTM-A) and CSTC-A personnel for the Kandahar Regional Medical Hospital (RMH).
“Having the right people do the right things in a medical emergency can make a significant difference. Working out the response processes to the various contingencies likely to occur and committing them to a standard operation procedure allows for consistency in training, setting performance expectations and accountability, and determining logistics issues beforehand,” said Earle.
A main component of the plan establishes a training and monitoring program to ensure that all ANA personnel are prepared to properly handle independent operations in the event of an emergency, an integral part of developing any hospital system. The comprehensive training plan included evaluation guides to monitor the effectiveness of training through both simulated and real world events.
The contingency plan utilizes methods and standards that are routinely found in western hospitals, while still fitting into current hospital practices. The plan addresses numerous situations and will be a useful, easily accessible resource for all hospital staff.
In creating the Kandahar RMH’s plan, Earle facilitated planning meetings with hospital staff and U.S. and Bulgarian medical mentors to decide how to design and fit a plan specific to the RMH and its staff.
“The plan is comprehensive and should be used as a model for other Regional Medical Hospitals,” commented Andrew C. Lattimore, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force.
DynCorp International Training and Mentoring
DynCorp International’s Training and Mentoring business area assists the NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (NTM-A/CSTC-A) by providing specialized training and mentoring services for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Afghan National Police (ANP).
DI also provides logistics and life support components for 14 training facilities in Afghanistan and also provides similar mentoring and training services to the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Afghan National Army (ANA).
NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command
NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, in coordination with NATO nations and partners, international organizations, donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supports Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) as it generates and sustains the Afghan National Security Force, develops leaders, and establishes enduring institutional capacity to enable accountable Afghan-led security.