Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness 

The purpose of this course to help healthcare providers be prepared for emergencies. The content of this course focuses on key strategies that can be used to develop a functional emergency preparedness program that will meet regulatory requirements. This course identifies the types of healthcare organizations that are required to adhere to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid regulation and its respective components. The process of conducting a risk assessment and how to apply the results is discussed. The learner is engaged in identifying resources outside of his or her organization that he or she may partner with in the case of an emergency. A discussion about healthcare provider obligations to people who are not under their care is discussed.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-SAFE201
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe the four core components for developing an Emergency Preparedness Plan
Identify the four steps to Hazard Risk Assessment
Develop a framework for your organization’s Emergency Preparedness Plan
Implement an Emergency Program Checklist to identify your compliance and your organization’s needs
Recognize the required components of an emergency plan that is compliant with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation


1.       Introduction

2.       Review of CMS Rule

a.       Organizations required to participate

                                                               i.      Hospitals

                                                             ii.      Religious nonmedical healthcare institutions

                                                           iii.      Ambulatory surgical centers 

                                                           iv.      Hospices

                                                             v.      Psychiatric residential treatment facilities

                                                           vi.      Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

                                                          vii.      Transplant centers

Instructor: Eric Chalfant, PhD

Dr. Eric Chalfant is a professional researcher and author with a PhD in religious studies from Duke University. He honed his research skills as a nationally-ranked collegiate policy debater and debate coach at Whitman College. In addition to his work for OnCourse Learning, Eric has contributed to Duke University's National Congregation Study and has edited and published scholarly works for Oxford University Press. Disclosure: Eric Chalfant, PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN
Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN, was a subject matter expert for Relias. She has 25 years of healthcare experience in both acute and post-acute healthcare environments. Her experience includes leadership and management across the healthcare spectrum. She has owned and operated an assisted living business. Carlson's clinical practice includes acute care, long-term acute care, home health and hospice. Carlson has served for over a decade in various board positions for State Nursing Associations, including president. She has been a nurse planner for multiple continuing education events and has experience as a leader in the design and implementation of an ANCC-CNE accredited approver unit for a multi-state nursing consortium. Carlson is certified as Critical Care Registered Nurse.    Disclosure: Holly Carlson, MS, RN, CCRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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