Feb 05, 2023  
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2015-2016 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HA 340 - Emergency Preparedness

Natural and manmade disasters have grabbed the headlines in the past few years.  Accrediting, licensing, and regulatory organizations have developed standards for emergency planning for medical providers.   Even when plans are in place, there is often a nagging doubt whether they truly prepare staff for all factors faced in extreme situations.  Health care organizations need skilled leaders to address emergency preparedness and medical disaster planning. Thorough emergency plans and disaster drills can prepare healthcare workers for the potential of an emergency. This course will provide participants with current information on a variety of topics to better address emergency preparedness for healthcare systems before, during, and after disasters.


Prerequisites & Notes

Assignment Overview
Four units and a final assessment

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate leadership skills in the following:

  1. Evaluate a health care provider’s situation to determine its unique potential risks for emergencies.
  2. Develop and implement thorough emergency preparedness plans to address potential risk factors.
  3. Network with other agencies to develop a coordinated approach to emergency preparedness.
  4. Develop, implement, and analyze disaster drills related to potential risk factors.

Credits: 3

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