Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. Luke's Hospital
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
This course will provide individuals involved in continuity of operations (COOP) planning in healthcare institutions with a framework, processes, recommended strategies, best practices, and templates to apply to their organizational and departmental COOP plans. The course material builds upon the knowledge presented in the online Continuity of Operations: Awareness course to convey how the core COOP planning elements of the Assess, Build, and Maintain phases can be used to both develop and enhance COOP plans.
The course will address topics such as how to identify essential and supporting functions, incorporate vital considerations that ensure the safety and well-being of patients and staff, and protect essential equipment and records among other key components of a COOP plan. Participants will also learn how a COOP plan can be used as a dynamic tool to ensure minimal disruption to essential services and operations following an incident. Participants will receive a set of tools to use in developing or enhancing COOP plans for their own organizations.
Course attendance requirement:
Complete the online Continuity of Operations: Awareness course at http://delvalle.bphc.org/ prior to attending this classroom course.
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Hospital, Community Health Center, and Long Term Care managers responsible for developing a COOP plan, as well as staff who may be involved in the COOP planning process or the activation of the COOP plan in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Regions 3, 4, and 5.
DelValle Insitute for Emergency Preparedness
This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 6.80 hours of nursing continuing education.
This course is supported by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security through the City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management with funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Homeland Security Grant Program. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, visit the Learning Center at http://delvalle.bphc.org/.