Emergency Preparedness: Getting Back to Basics
Thursday, September 11, 2014
11:30am–1:00 pm (est)
“Healthcare facilities play a vital role in the response to emergencies. Emergency preparedness for hospitals includes elements of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.”*
Hospitals are encouraged to develop emergency management tools, review their current processes and identify gaps on an ongoing basis.
This ‘back-to-basics’ webcast is the first in a series that will discuss emergency/disaster planning, and remind hospitals how plans should be structured in order to effectively manage emergency situations. A few case scenarios will be included to discuss planning principles.
Throughout this series, the Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Facilities book will be referenced. For more information on the book or to purchase a copy, click here. The book presents how to plan for overcoming disasters/emergency situations, and how to assess the risks and readiness of a health care facility. A variety of checklist templates and leading principles for emergency preparedness are also included.
*Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Facilities, p.21.
This webcast is targeted at Chief Executive Officers, Chiefs of Staff, VPs of Clinical Services, Chief Human Resources Officers, Senior Administrators, Board Members, Occupational Health & Safety Administrators, Infection Control Practitioners, Human Resources professionals, Public Relations/Communications staff, Emergency Managers, Emergency Response Teams, Risk Managers and Environmental Services professionals.
This broadcast is intended to:
- Help health care organizations review their emergency process in a timely step-by-step manner
- Provide clarification and promote consistency in disaster preparedness planning
- Demonstrate the need for both administration and front line staff to work together to develop a standard
- Promote coordination and collaboration between public health and hospitals in emergency preparedness,
response and recovery
The cost is $149.
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