Emergency Preparedness Requirements

This webinar will cover essential concepts pertaining to the disaster management continuum including preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. The presentation will focus on the necessity of “All Hazards Planning” and utilization of a trusted emergency management model known as the Incident Command System (ICS) as it pertains to health care facilities. The program will also include a brief overview of new CMS conditions of participation regarding emergency preparedness. Objectives: 1. Promote the importance of “All Hazards” Emergency Management and how it relates to the health care environment. 2. Review essential concepts of emergency management including Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (HVA) and the Incident Command System (ICS) 3. Illustrate the key elements of new CMS conditions of participation pertaining to Emergency Preparedness and the impending compliance deadline of 11/15/17.