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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

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Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA

Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes.

CEUs: HIPAA Exams is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program. CEU Information

Free Certification of Completion available instantly for download or printing upon successful completion.


The online training will broaden your understanding of disaster preparedness and the responsibilities of health care providers in responding. You will learn the Six Critical Areas of Emergency Preparedness and how to evaluate elements of performance.

Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain who is responsible for preparedness and response planning.
  • Review critical communications both internal and external to community care partners, state and federal agencies.
  • Discuss adequate levels and appropriateness of supplies to hazard vulnerabilities.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities within a standard hospital incident command structure.

Target Audience

This course is intended for registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, and any other health care provider who works directly with patients in a health care facility.

Table of Contents

Emergency Preparedness

Table of Contents:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Legal Notice
  • Purpose and Learning Objectives
  • Target Audience
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • All Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness
  • Six Critical Areas of Emergency Preparedness
  • 1. Communications
  • 2. Supplies
  • 3. Safety and Security
  • 4. Staff Responsibilities
  • 5. Utilities Management
  • 6. Patient Clinical and Support Activities
  • Requirements to Evaluate Elements of Performance
  • End of Course Quiz

Course Content Example 1:

 Emergency Preparedness

The Joint Commissions (TJC, formerly known as JCAHO) revised standard EC. 4.20 that address Emergency Preparedness.

“The revised standards reflect an all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness that permits appropriately flexible and effective responses.”

Course Content Example 2:

All Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness

Health care organizations must:

  • Prepare for a variety of disasters
  • Account for different effects a disaster may entail in order to comply
  • Provide a plan of action if the local community is not prepared to help the organization
  • Be prepared to deal with multiple disasters occurring simultaneously or concurrently

Course Content Example 3:

 One: Communications 

If the infrastructure of the community is damaged and or an organization’s power of facilities experience debilitation

  • Hospitals and other health care facilities must
  • Develop a plan to maintain communication pathways to both internal and external critical care partners in the community and the state.


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