This one-hour online course provides an overview of the continuity of operations (COOP) planning process and synthesizes what can be complex material into a framework that is more readily recognizable and actionable. By the end of the course participants will gain an overview of COOP planning and its relationship to the emergency planning cycle, the manner in which COOP planning can support the continuation of the essential functions, and the range of COOP resources and templates.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe the function of a COOP Plan within the Emergency Management Cycle
- Define the three phases of the Assess, Build, Maintain COOP planning cycle
- Recognize the nine core elements of a COOP Plan
- Describe the purpose of COOP planning-related templates and where to locate them
- Identify best practices to plan the process and implement a successful COOP program
Hospital, Community Health Center, and Long Term Care managers responsible for developing a COOP plan, as well as staff who may be involved in the COOP planning process or the activation of the COOP plan in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness Regions 3, 4, and 5.
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This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 3.6 contact hours of nursing continuing education.
Application will be submitted for 1.0 MA OEMS EMT credits.
The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This training delivery is offered through a contract with the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), with funding from the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program.
The views and opinions expressed and all related documents and course materials do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of the Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Hospital Preparedness Program. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.