When Disaster Strikes:
Emergency Management Update
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - LIVE
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM MT
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT
(all times Eastern)
Fri, Jun 1, 2012: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tue, Jun 19, 2012: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Wed, Jun 27, 2012: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Thu, Jul 19, 2012: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
In 2011, there was unprecedented flooding, rampant earthquakes, disturbing volcanic eruptions, and a tsunami in Japan. One of the most striking images of destruction was a tornado’s decimation of St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Missouri. These disasters made it clear that it is not enough for healthcare organizations to plan for individual emergency events. Instead, organizations committed to serving their communities must demonstrate the ability to respond to combinations of escalating events.
This program presents an update on emergency preparation. Through expert panel discussion, case studies, and personal accounts, this 60-minute activity presents a case study on the impact of an EF5 tornado on St. Joplin’s Regional Medical Center’s facility, the evacuation process, and lessons learned. Information on the post-event response of The Joint Commission, including the commissioning process, as well as an illustration of the survey process from a Joint Commission Surveyor, will also be presented.
After completing this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the standards in the Emergency Management chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (CAMH).
- Identify key components of effective emergency management strategies.
- Describe what happens during The Joint Commission’s on-site follow-up visits, including the commissioning process post-event.
- Understand emergency management standards compliance and the survey experience from a Joint Commission surveyor’s perspective.
This activity is relevant to all hospital and medical staff, particularly those responsible for life safety‐related activities, including safety officers and committees, emergency care providers, engineering staff, performance improvement staff, and risk managers.
George Mills, M.B.A., FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP
Director of Engineering
The Joint Commission
Mr. Mills is an employee of The Joint Commission.
Lew Soloff, M.D.
The Joint Commission
Dr. Soloff is an employee of The Joint Commission.
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Joint Commission Resources(JCR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. JCR takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. JCR designates this educational activity for the listed contact hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
JCR is also accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. JCR designates this continuing nursing education activity for the listed contact hours.
JCR is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381 for the listed contact hours.
American College of Healthcare Executives
Joint Commission Resources is authorized to award the listed contact hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or re-certification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or re-certification.
National Association for Healthcare Quality
This activity has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 1.0 Certified Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) CE credits.
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
- View the presentation and read the accompanying Resource Guide.
- Complete the online Evaluation Form and Post Test.
- A CE certificate/statement of credit can be printed online following successful completion of the Post Test and the Evaluation Form.
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