Planning Topics

Emergency Management

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The Joint Commission and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid require health care entities maintain “all-hazard” emergency preparedness and response capability and capacity. Leveraging virtual reality (VR) as a training modality for emergency management training holds great promise as an effective, realistic, immersive, and scalable healthcare training strategy. This session discussed adult learning theory, emergency management training challenges and strategies, and how the use of VR for emergency management training provides an effective, efficient, realistic, and scalable alternative to traditional training methods

This presentation provides information about the new and revised Emergency Management chapter standards and elements of performance (EPs) and provide recommendations for implementing the new and revised standards/Eps as well as understand the new survey process . It is specifically for Joint Commission Accredited Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe new and revised Emergency Management chapter standards for HAP/CAH Accreditation Programs
  • Discuss and understand the new Survey Process
  • Identify Emergency management available chapter resources

Reference Guide: Emergency Management Standards

Utilizing social media for emergency communications

The public information officer (PIO) is a vital part of the incident command team, charged with delivering accurate information to the right people at the right time. This session will review the role of the PIO and present attendees with strategies for utilizing social media for emergency communications.

Social Media in Emergency Management Presentation

Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief

On April 26, 2017, the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies convened a workshop during a 4-hour session of the 2017 Preparedness Summit.1 Participants discussed potential characteristics of society in the year 2042 and the key resources, tools, and opportunities necessary to support the development of a robust, scalable, and regularly engaged disaster health volunteer workforce prepared for such a future. Read entire document here.