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Emergency Management in Health Care, Third Edition
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U.S. Standards

Emergency Management in Health Care, Third Edition

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Wondering how the final rule on emergency preparedness affects your organization?

September 2016. 196 pages.

$75.00 - $85.00
Product Description

Product Description

Foreword by Ed Tangredi Jr., MS, CEM
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released in September 2016 its final rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers (see The Joint Commission Emergency Management standards referenced in this third edition of Emergency Management in Health Care: An All-Hazards Approach are comprehensive in their scope and hold accredited organizations to the most contemporary standards for planning and preparedness; CMS utilized these standards in developing the final rule. This book provides a comprehensive framework for health care organizations to prepare for the expanded federal rule for all-hazards planning, communications, exercises, and other requirements that build organization readiness and resilience.
Emergency Management in Health Care: An All-Hazards Approach, 3rd Edition, has four main goals:
  1. To emphasize the role of leadership in emergency planning and response
  2. To help organizations adapt to singular or escalating threats such as infectious disease outbreaks, acts of terrorism, active shooters, industrial accidents, unusual weather occurrences, and other emergencies 
  3. To expose the vulnerabilities that may impact technology in disaster responses—such as failures to manage resources, utilities, and systems processes—and technology advancements that may increase security in the use of electronic medical records 
  4. To update discussion of Joint Commission standards to reflect current requirements
Key Topics
  • Leadership’s role in emergency management planning
  • Hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) 
  • Emergency operations plan (EOP)
  • Four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery 
  • Six critical areas of emergency response: Communication, resources and assets, safety and security, staff responsibilities, utilities management, and patient clinical and support activities
Key Features
  • Standards Focus—A feature that addresses the most important standards in the chapter
  • At a Glance—A short outline detailing the main concepts in each chapter
  • Why Is It Critical?—A short explanation of the importance of each major concept addressed
  • Who Is Involved?—A brief listing of personnel who must be or may be involved in planning activities
  • Community Collaboration—A feature that highlights collaborative relationships and support structures for health care organizations.
  • Vulnerable Populations—A feature that identifies the populations requiring special consideration in terms of each chapter’s concept
  • Capacity Builder—A feature that provides resources and links that can help in emergency planning and preparedness
  • In Summary—A short summary of the main concepts in the chapter
  • Case in Point—New case studies that supply lessons learned and actions applied
Key Audience
This book is intended for emergency managers and others involved in the multidisciplinary planning and application of the EOP: 
  • Safety officers 
  • Facilities managers 
  • Medical and nursing directors 
  • Department heads
About the Foreword Writer
Ed Tangredi Jr., MS, CEM, the Director of Emergency Management and Safety Officer at White Plains Hospital in New York, has over 25 years of experience in emergency management, safety, and Joint Commission standards compliance. He co-chairs the Regional MACE (Mutual Aid Coordinating Entity) Team which operationalizes a hospital Mutual Aid Agreement between 31 hospitals in New York State. He is certified in HICS (hospital incident command system), HSEEP (Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program), and Lean Six Sigma, and is a certified OSHA HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, and certified emergency manager. Additionally, he is an active member of the National Fire Protection Association, International Association of Emergency Managers, National Safety Council, National Emergency Management Association, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents



CHAPTER 1: A Framework for Preparedness
Key Concepts for Emergency Management
    Figure 1-1. Possible Hazards
Leadership’s Role
    Figure 1-2. Building a Team
The Four Phases of Emergency Management
The Six Critical Areas of Emergency Management
Pulling Together the Right Players
CHAPTER 2: The Emergency Operations Plan
Key Concepts for the Emergency Operations Plan
    Figure 2-1. Process Steps for an Effective HVA
    Figure 2-2. Four Phases Code Chart
    Figure 2-3. Sample Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
Case in Point Crozer-Keystone Health System Copes with the Security Measures
Surrounding the Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia
Best Practices for Success
Case in Point Extreme Weather Event: Hospitals in Baltimore and Clarksburg,
West Virginia, Cope with Heavy Snowfall Blanketing the Area
    Figure 2-4. 96-Hour Operational Impact Chart
    Figure 2-5. Incident Command Structure Leadership Responsibilities
    Figure 2-6. Incident Commander
Special Report
CHAPTER 3: Establishing and Facilitating Communications
Key Planning Concepts for Communications
    Figure 3-1. Sample Communications List
Case in Point Information Technology Outage at Yale New Haven Health
    Figure 3-2. Incident Escalation for Disaster Declaration Review
CHAPTER 4: Managing Resources and Assets
Key Planning Concepts for Resources and Assets
    Figure 4-1. Disaster Preparedness Budget
CHAPTER 5: Ensuring Safety and Security
Key Planning Concepts for Safety and Security
Case in Point Active Shooter Incident at Health First-Palm Bay Hospital
Case in Point University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore Finds Itself
in the Middle of a Rioting City
CHAPTER 6: Preparing Staff to Respond
Key Planning Concepts for Staff Response
Case in Point Effective Disaster Response Relies on First-Class EC Training for Staff
    Figure 6-1. Evaluation and Management of Patients
Case in Point Deadly EF5 Tornado Ravages Hospital and Requires Evacuation
    Figure 6-2. Granting Disaster Privileges and Assigning Disaster Responsibilities
CHAPTER 7: Safeguarding Utilities
Key Planning Concepts for Utilities
    Figure 7-1. Emergency Power Preparation Checklist
Case in Point Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento Responds
to a Loss of Backup Power
CHAPTER 8: Caring for Patients
Key Planning Concepts for Patient Care
    Figure 8-1. Sample Shelter Triage Form
    Figure 8-2. Sample Patient Tracking Form
    Figure 8-3. Sample Patient Evacuation Tracking Form
Case in Point A Hawaiian Hospital’s Response to an Earthquake
CHAPTER 9: A Framework for Testing and Evaluation
Key Concepts for Testing and Evaluation
Case in Point Communitywide Emergency Response Exercise and Operating Room
Evacuation Drill
    Figure 9-1. Planning Matrix
    Figure 9-2. Emergency Management: Exercise Planning Guide
Case in Point University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine’s
Biocontainment Unit Uses a Collaborative Model to Treat Patients Infected
with Ebola Virus Disease
    Figure 9-3. Planning for Patients with Infectious Disease
    Figure 9-4. After-Action Review Sample
CHAPTER 10: After the Incident
Key Concepts for Recovery
    Figure 10-1. Downtime and Recovery Documentation Form
Case in Point Cape Canaveral Hospital Hit with Three Hurricanes in Seven Weeks
Case in Point Bon Secours Baltimore: Better than Before




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