Five Steps to Strengthen Your Emergency Operations Plan
A virtual workshop
presented on April 14, 2009
Get the help you need to strengthen your hospital's emergency operations plan (EOP)—without leaving your facility.
Contingencies for a disaster must be provided for in your hospital's emergency management preparation, and the Joint Commission will no longer accept the response, "We know what to do for that." Joint Commission standard EM.02.02.01 mandates that all hospitals have an EOP, and the accreditor is now scoring this requirement.
Every EOP is different for each hospital
Although you cannot plan for every disaster scenario, you can have protocols in place to respond when the unexpected happens. Listen to HCPro for this 90-minute Virtual Workshop Five Steps to Strengthen Your Emergency Operations Plan: Strategies for Joint Commission Compliance. Emergency management experts Jim Kendig, MS, CHSP, CHCM, HEM, LHRM (Health First) and Chris Bellone (Rockford Health System) detail how you can reshape your EOP to ensure compliance with the Joint Commission's emergency management standards and keep your staff, patients, and facility safe.
Our expert speakers deliver a comprehensive strategy for developing an effective EOP based on proven lessons from real life emergencies. In addition, they answer specific questions about your facility's EOP—it's your chance to get expert feedback on your most pressing concerns.
At the conclusion of this virtual workshop, you will be able to:
- Ensure a hospital's EOP complies with Joint Commission requirements
- Demonstrate effective strategies to address EM standards and EPs
- Manage the credentialing process for surge activities
- Develop an evacuation plan
- Illustrate physician participation and engagement for training
TAKE A LOOK AT THE AGENDA:
- Develop an EOP for your hospital
- Hazard vulnerability analysis
- What to include
- Involvement of leadership and medical staff
- Work elements of performance (EP) into a compliant EOP
- Strategies to meet EPs and make them work
- The 96-hour rule
- Curtailing non-essential services and collaborations with other facilities
- Transfer agreements
- Overview of the Joint Commission's six critical areas
- Resources and assets
- Safety and security
- Staff responsibilities
- Patient clinical and support activities
- Test your EOP: Lessons learned from real life emergencies
- Evacuation vs. shelter in place process
- Are two drills enough?
- How and when to implement your EOP
- When to activate
- Implementation of the scaleable Incident Command
- Close the loops on your planning
- Question and answer session
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive a slide presentation of the program materials and valuable tools, takeaways, and materials to help you in your emergency planning process:
- Sample job action sheets
- Screenshots of a Web-based activation system
- Forms for primary source verification- Plan excerpt
- A sample EOP table of contents
- Federal/state requirements for NIMS
- A sample of how to scale your command response
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Jim Kendig, MS, CHSP, CHCM, HEM, LHRM, vice president safety, security, clinical/courier transportation, Health First (Tampa, FL). Kendig is the immediate past president of the Florida Society for Healthcare Security, Safety, & Emergency Management Professionals. He is a Certified Security Executive and is a former certified OSHA Instructor. Kendig is also a faculty member of the University of Central Florida's Risk Management program and is a licensed Healthcare Risk Manager in the state of Florida.
Chris Bellone, Illinois Region 1 EMS - Emergency Medical System Regional Planning Area, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Rockford Health System (Rockford IL). Bellone is responsible for maintenance, training and coordination of the Rockford Memorial Hospital's Hospital Incident Command System program and the system-wide emergency management program. In addition, he is the Coordinator for the National Disaster Life Support Foundation™ Regional Training Center located at the Rockford Health System.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
Professionals in all hospital settings (along with home health, hospice, DME, ambulatory care centers), including the following titles and departments:
- Safety officer
- Facilities director
- Security director
- Survey coordinator
- Occupational safety and health officer
- Emergency management coordinator
- Vice president of operations
- Vice president of medical affairs
Purchase a CD of the program and view it when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
You will receive presentation slides and other materials that you can print and distribute to all of your peeers at your location. These materials are provided with PDF links.
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