Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism, and he has blogged for Covering Health ever since. For those of you looking for story ideas, you might look into local hospitals’ disaster plans.
This entry was posted in Hospitals, Hot Health Headline and tagged disasters, emergency preparedness, emergency response, missouri, tulsa world, weather on August 10, 2011 by Andrew Van Dam. This is a 2 level (20 contact hours per level)A certificate program based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in the School of Medicine.
Faculty will include those from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, visiting instructors, as well as other adjunct faculty.
Description:Ongoing disasters, new standards by healthcare accreditation and regulatory bodies, and the general sense that emergency preparedness and disaster planning has been neglected by some healthcare systems has driven the need for individuals with specialized skills to address emergency preparedness and medical disaster planning in hospitals and health care systems. Target Audience: The program is constructed around the hospital and healthcare system environment, information covered will also benefit participants who have similar roles in skilled nursing facilities, physician practices, adult day care, community healthcare centers and other fixed facility healthcare programs.
Pre-requisites:To meet pre-requisites, participants may choose to complete specific FEMA Independent Study courses on-line OR attend the one day Pre-session Workshop. The Pre-session Workshop covers the basics of incident management, emergency management, emergency operations, disaster planning, exercise design, NIMS, ESF 8 & continuity of operations. Attendance at the Pre-session Workshop that will meet in Chapel Hill is required for participants who are unable to complete the online courses. Pre-Session Workshop: $59This workshop is mandatory for those not meeting the prerequisite on-line FEMA Independent Study Courses.
Once your Application is received, you will be notified if you are approved, and what discounts you qualify to receive.

Cancellations:Requests for refunds will be honored only if received five working days prior to the first day of the program.
The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. If you are interested in attending this program or a subsequent offering of this program, please email me to express your interest. The program agenda and keynote speakers for this year’s Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference, Sept. A half-day pre-conference workshop, Utilities Management: Preserving Critical Systems, scheduled for Monday, Sept.
Now in its eighth year, the conference brings together hospital emergency preparedness staff with community responders and officials from state and local agencies. This program has been developed to address the need for more individuals with skills focused on addressing emergency management for hospitals and healthcare systems before, during and after disasters. This program will provide participants with current information on a variety of topics to better address emergency management for hospitals and healthcare systems before, during and after disasters. Participants who complete the pre-requisites via the on-line FEMA courses are not excluded from attending the Pre-session Workshop. Deduct $50 from the core program fee if registered and paid 30 days prior to the start of the program. Please note in the comments section what discount(s) if any, you believe you are entitled to receive.
In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

23, will cover what every emergency preparedness and facilities manager needs to know about critical systems that keep hospitals operational when disaster strikes.
Certainly there are things no one can plan for, but it’s worth reading the story from this hospital and evaluating disaster plans with those events in mind. The program will assist with the application process but meeting all requirements is the responsibility of the applicant. Receipt date of your application will be the date we use for determining discounts and deadlines. No refunds will be made if cancellation is made less than five working days before the start of the program.
The program will feature general sessions as well as 16 breakout sessions, including hospital presentations on lessons learned from actual events such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy. Checklists and other tools will be available for participants to take back to their facilities and utilize in planning. Attendees will be able to attend five different breakout sessions that best meet their needs.
Substitutions made less than forty-eight hours before the course will be subject to an administrative fee of 25%.

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