Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within the Community Infrastructure
16hrs - 2 days
The Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations Within The Community Infrastructure course provides information specific to hospitals and organizations vulnerability to a disaster. During this FEMA sponsored course, participants will be introduced to the various natural, technological, and civil hazards to which hospitals and healthcare organizations may be vulnerable and the potential impacts of those hazards.
Federal guidelines and legislation that serve to aid in the preparedness for, and response to, incidents involving these hazards are discussed, as are current emergency management standards for the hospital community. Participants review response and recovery issues that should be addressed by medical facilities and organizations in preparation for a large-scale incident, including identification of critical resources necessary for response and recovery.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
FEMA Student ID Requirement
Prior to course delivery, the hosting jurisdiction for the class shall inform all participants of the FEMA requirement to establish a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This can be accomplished by registering at FEMA’s website. Participants will be asked to provide their SID when they arrive and complete the registration process for the course.
Participants are encouraged to take the online courses IS 100, IS 700.A, and IS 800 at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp before attending this course.
Fundamentals of preparedness
Preparing the recovery
Preparing the response
What are we preparing for?
Assessing your preparedness
Hospital and healthcare industry managers
Department heads, directors, assistant directors, and senior medical staff
Personnel responsible for, or contributing to, emergency preparedness planning
Public health or health department personnel
Mental health managers and personnel
Nursing home managers
Local emergency management directors/managers
Emergency services managers/administrators
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
15.25 hours - Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
For more information contact the ENA.