COOP

course overview

Course Description:
What hazards does your organization face? What are your essential functions? How do you keep them running in the event of disaster? Can you secure an alternate location if your facility is compromised?

When disasters strike, they can have a significant impact on critical public health and healthcare infrastructure. It is vitally important for these institutions to implement plans to sustain their mission, core essential functions, and services. The goal is to ensure continuity of operations and facilitate operational and financial recovery, no matter the impact of the disaster.

This course will address key components of a continuity of operations (COOP) plan, including how to identify essential and supporting functions, incorporate vital considerations that ensure the safety and well-being of patients and staff, and protect essential equipment and records. Participants will also learn how a COOP plan can be used as a dynamic tool to ensure minimal disruption to essential services and operations following an incident. Participants will receive a set of tools to use in developing or enhancing COOP plans for their own organizations.

This course is designed for public health and healthcare. For healthcare entities, this course is intended to help meet Centers for Medicare & Medicare (CMS) requirements and standards set by The Joint Commission

Learning Objectives:
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the purpose of the course.
  2. Assess existing COOP processes and plans to identify steps to strengthen overall COOP planning.
  3. Use the COOP planning process to develop and enhance organizational and departmental COOP plans.
  4. Apply the recommended strategies and best practices from the Assess phase of the COOP planning cycle to organizational and departmental COOP plans.
  5. Apply the recommended strategies and best practices from the Build phase of the COOP planning cycle to organizational and departmental COOP plans.
  6. Apply the recommended strategies and best practices from the Maintain phase of the COOP planning cycle to organizational and departmental COOP plans.
  7. Summarize course key messages.

Prerequisites:
Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning: Awareness

Target Audience:
Public health and healthcare staff responsible for developing a COOP plan, as well as staff that may be involved in the COOP planning process or the activation of the COOP plan

Faculty:
Ashley Miller, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Instructional Design
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Mea Allen, M.Ed.
Associate Director, Education & Training
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Michael Colanti, MBA, CEM
Associate Director for Planning & Operations 
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness

Accreditation: 

Application will be submitted for 5.5 MA OEMS EMT credits.

This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing, 244 CMR 5.00 for 6.7 contact hours of nursing continuing education.

This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Sanitarians, 255 CMR 5.00 for 5.5 contact hours of continuing education

This program was designed to meet the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Health Officers, 241 CMR 4.00 for 6.7 contact hours of continuing education.

Funding:  
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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement and/or the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the  funding page.

Course Date

 

Please note that the registration system will indicate that this course is full, which is not the case. All registrants are initially wait-listed and then reviewed prior to acceptance into the course.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Middleboro Town Hall 
10 Nickerson Avenue
Middleboro, MA 02346

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