Emergency Management in Health Care:An All Hazards Approach, 4th Edition
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Emergency Management in Health Care: An All Hazards Approach, 4th Edition

Learn how to address Joint Commission emergency preparedness requirements and effectively respond to threats!

Expected Date: June 15, 2019. 292 pages.

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Product Description

Product 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 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 describes the enhanced emergency preparedness requirements under the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements and how they affect Joint Commission EM standards. It also explains the implications for health care organizations and their preparedness efforts. 
Readers will also benefit from nearly a dozen new case studies featuring actual health care organizations. Each one shares lessons learned from emergency management planning 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 surrounding the use of electronic medical records 
  • Provide accurate and current information about Joint Commission and federal EM requirements
Although the book focuses primarily on hospitals, it does include case studies and information for other types of health care settings, including ambulatory care, behavioral health care, nursing care centers, and others.
Key Topics: 
  • Developing the framework for preparedness, including the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and the four phases of emergency management 
  • Implementing the emergency operations plan 
  • Addressing the six critical areas of emergency response (communication, resources and assets, safety and security, staff responsibilities, utilities management, and patient clinical and support activities)
  • Planning testing and evaluation activities 
  • Recovering after an incident
Key Features:
In addition to downloadable and adaptable tools, some repeating chapter features in Emergency Management in Health Care include the following:
  • Standards Focus — Identifies the concepts from the Joint Commission standards that are addressed in the chapter
  • Standards FAQ — Shows the most frequently asked questions about emergency management standards 
  • Define Your Terms — Provides precise definitions of key words and phrases
  • Community Collaboration—Highlights collaborative relationships and support structures for health care organizations
  • Setting Spotlight — Provides tools, tips, and resources for ambulatory health care, home care, nursing care centers, behavioral health care, and laboratory settings
  • Vulnerable Populations — Identifies populations requiring special consideration in planning activities
  • Capacity Builder — Provides additional resources, checklists, tools, and links that can help in emergency planning and preparedness
  • Threat Analysis — Identifies challenges to emergency preparedness concepts
  • Case in Point — Shares lessons learned and actions applied in actual health care organizations
Key Audience: 
  • Hospital and other health care emergency managers 
  • Safety managers and officers
  • Security chiefs
  • Facilities managers 
  • Clinical and administrative leaders 
  • Staff educators
  • Community emergency management planners


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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