Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure
When: August 9th and 10th
Where: Charlotte Fire Headquarters
500 Dalton Ave, Charlotte, NC
Learn how hospitals and healthcare organizations are vulnerable to a disaster. Participants will be introduced to the various natural, technological, and civil hazards to which hospitals and healthcare organizations may be vulnerable and the potential impacts of those hazards. Federal guidelines and legislation that serve to aid in the preparedness for, and response to, incidents involving these hazards are discussed, as are current emergency management standards for the hospital community. Participants review response and recovery issues that should be addressed by medical facilities and organizations in preparation for a large-scale incident, including identification of critical resources necessary for response and recovery.
The primary target audience for this course is hospital and healthcare managers, personnel responsible for, or contributing to emergency preparedness training, regulatory personnel, public health personnel, mental health managers and personnel, nursing home managers, local emergency management directors/managers, and emergency services managers/administrators.