Don’t be caught unprepared during the unexpected. Natural disasters are more common than we think and can strike at any moment. Healthcare professionals and the staff they manage must be ready to jump in with both feet when floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and the like threaten their community. This course will equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and resources necessary to conduct disaster-planning activities in their hospitals or healthcare facilities.
The goal of this emergency and disaster preparation continuing education program is to teach healthcare professionals strategies to plan for disasters, either man-made or natural. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify the four components of disaster preparedness
- Describe how hospitals interact with the community to conduct a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) and prepare an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
- Discuss how to create an internal communications system, prepare a reserve foods list, meet hygiene needs, and create a manpower resource audit
Level of Instruction: Basic
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, laboratory professionals, occupational therapists and pharmacists.
Laboratory professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
OnCourse Learning is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #249).
249-046-17 "In Case of Emergency: Surviving and Serving During a Disaster" is approved 1/6/2017 to 1/31/2019.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).
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Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.
Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.
For Florida professionals:
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