Emergency Management in Health Care An All-Hazards Approach

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Author: JCR
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Publisher: Joint Commission Resources
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN 10: 1635850991
ISBN 13: 9781635850994
eISBN: 9781635851007
Edition: 4th
Description:
Emergency Management in Health Care: An All-Hazards Approach, 4th Edition, is a critical resource for organizations to identify emergency planning needs and to develop an effective level of preparedness to address a range of emergencies. This book targets new emergency managers and others involved in planning and implementing an organization's emergency operations plan (EOP) or emergency management plan (EMP) and offers guidance and best practices shaped by Joint Commission's Emergency Management (EM) standards. This new edition contains a comprehensive description of enhanced emergency preparedness requirements under the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers (see http://federalregister.gov/a/2016- 21404). The new CMS requirements apply to all 17 provider and supplier types, and compliance is required for participation in Medicare. Readers will also benefit from nearly a dozen newly developed case highlights featuring actual health care organizations. Each one shares lessons learned from emergency management planning activities or actual emergency responses to incidents such as mass shootings to active shooters to natural disasters. Also new in the fourth edition are downloadable, adaptable tools for emergency management planning, response, and recovery. The goals of the Emergency Management in Health Care revision are to do the following: Emphasize the role of leadership in emergency planning and response 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 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
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