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Emergency Preparedness in Hospice

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course covers the steps that hospice organizations need to take to develop an emergency plan plus policies and procedures as a result of the plan. You'll also learn about essential elements of the hospice emergency communication plan and required training on and testing of emergency procedures.

Objectives:
1) Describe the role of hospice staff in a disaster situation
2) List examples of disasters that a hospice organization may need to plan for
3) Identify key elements of hospice emergency planning
4) Explain important areas of communication for hospice staff in an emergency
5) Describe fundamental emergency policies and procedures

This course has been verified to align with the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence HSEP.1.I and HSEP.5.D 4 in Hospice Emergency Preparedness. It was also designed in alignment with ACHC standards for hospice care, and it provides training to help organizations meet the following federal regulation related to hospice services:

Estimated Runtime: 15 minutes
Last Updated: April 10, 2023
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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