Class Descriptions

Nursing Home Incident Command System (NHICS):
This class was developed to provide planning and response guidance to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. It describes the nursing home incident command system, which can be used by facilities regardless of size or resident care capabilities, and is intended to assist with their emergency planning and response efforts for all hazards.

*This is an all-day class. You must attend both sessions to receive a certificate.

Patient Evacuation Roundtable:
This roundtable discussion will focus on state and local issues in patient movement prior to a disaster, including state mission requests, availability local resources and the Statewide Ambulance Deployment Plan.

Panelists include: Dr. Brad Elias, Medical Director, JFRD and Aaron Otis, Public Health Advisor, FDOH, Tallahassee

Active Assailant in Healthcare Facilities:
This presentation will discuss ethical, legal, and moral questions as well as operational guidelines for addressing Active Shooter issues, including guidance in the newly updated “Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting” document from the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council. Workplace violence is another challenge that every organization may face; however, in the healthcare setting, there are more vulnerabilities due to patients and unique tensions that may result in a higher risk of injury. Threat Assessment Teams can play a vital role in preparing for situations that arise, whether it be an Active Shooter or a disgruntled hospital worker. In this presentation we will discuss how to effectively utilize Threat Assessment Teams and how to develop a healthcare workplace violence program that will minimize the destruction in the event that violence occurs.

Presenter: Scott B. Cormier, Vice President, Emergency Management, EC and Safety - Medxcel

All Hazard Facility Risk Assessment for the CMS Rule
This class will give the latest information on how to meet the how to do the CMS-Required Annual Facility Risk Assessments, now required by the 17 healthcare providers, including healthcare facilities including hospitals, hospices, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Hospices, Medical Clinics, Psychiatric Facilities, Addiction Centers, Skilled Nursing Homes and other types of Healthcare organizations. The new CMS Rule requires healthcare providers to do Annual, All-Hazards Risk Assessments on each separate facility that include not just regular disasters, but preparation for types of mass casualty events, like active shooters, lone wolf attacks and violence against staff members. It also includes and Annual Mass Casualty Exercises and Emergency Drills. Learn about how to evaluate threat data, how to include Active Shooter information, and how to evaluate existing controls to create an accurate and robust Facility Risk Assessment, and how to use the Risk Assessment results to populate and define the Emergency Preparedness Plans to highlight the potential risks to your healthcare facility.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Planning Requirements
This class will show you how to create an effective plan to meet the different elements of the new CMS Final Rule on Emergency Preparedness including the new requirements including these four critical Emergency Plan elements:

1.Emergency planning— How to develop an emergency plan based on the All-Hazards SecurityRisk Assessment and that provides an integrated approach focusing on capacities and capabilities.

2.Policies and procedures—How to develop and implement policies and procedures based onthe emergency plan and risk assessment that are reviewed and updated at least annually.

3.Communication planning—Develop and maintain an emergency preparednesscommunication plan that complies with federal, state and local laws, as well as developing emergency management systems to protect patient health and safety in the event of a disaster.

4.Planning training and testing programs—Develop and maintain annual trainingand testing programs, including initial training in policies and procedures for all staff, and planning of two emergency preparedness drills every year.

You’ll learn everything about the latest Guidance on how to meet the new mandate, and avoid losing CMS reimbursements by providing each elements required by the new Rule. This class is appropriate for healthcare facilities including hospitals, hospices, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Hospices, Medical Clinics, Psychiatric Facilities, Addiction Centers, Skilled Nursing Homes and other types of healthcare organizations. We’ll walk you through an actual step by step review of each element of the Final Rule and offer cost-effective options on how to meet every step of the process, using case studies drawn from actual emergencies like Hurricane Katrina and the Boston Marathon bombings. It will include a project plan to use in the process and also a custom checklist for each type of healthcare provider to make it easier to meet the November 15, 2017 deadline.

Florida Health Stat
The Florida Department of Health will provide training on Florida's new Status Tracking and Availability Tool, FLHealthSTAT that goes live on July 1, 2017. This new online system replaces the current EMResource. It has improved functionality and ease of use and is able to be more quickly adapted to Florida’s needs. This training will provide a general overview of the system as well as provide more detail on role specific information to participants. The training session will be about an hour, and then technical assistance will be available to participants who have specific issues/questions.
Annual Training Summit