May 23, 2018
  • Virginia Department of Health: Emergency Preparedness Exercise Design Fundamentals for CMS Providers

    May 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Roanoke, VA, USA

    For the 2018 series, the CBERS topic will be Healthcare Facility Exercise Design and Implementation. With the implementation of the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) Final Rule on Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare Facilities are required to conduct at least two exercises to test their emergency preparedness. CBERS will provide healthcare facilities with instructions on how to design and implement an exercise in their facility. Borrowing from a successful exercise series by the Near Southwest Healthcare Coalition, the afternoon will be spent conducting a community-based table top exercise where healthcare facilities can engage with their local public health, emergency management and coalition representatives.

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May 31, 2018
  • WVEMS/NSPA Awards Reception and Presentations

    May 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave SW #221, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA

    The NSPA and WVEMS Awards Reception will be held at the Jefferson Center following an afternoon of Continuing Education. The educational presentation begins at 3:00 p.m. and the awards reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

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June 26, 2018
  • Basic Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator (CHEC)

    June 26, 2018 - June 27, 2018
    Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Southeast, 101 Elm Ave, Roanoke, VA 24016, USA

    Basic (Level I) Course Overview – June 26-27:
    Upon completion of the Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) - Basic Course, the hospital
    emergency coordinator (HEC) will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

    • Make critical decisions needed to reduce the potential threats to life and property using an “all hazards” approach to disaster management.
    • Understand the components of the overall healthcare system
    • Know the threats to the hospital and the community
    • Understand the emergency planning process
    • Understand emergency management principles
    • Lead others during an incident

    The course focuses on 27 tasks and skills that have been identified as essential to the role of the HEC and is delivered using lecture, facilitated discussion, performance-based training and practical exercise instruction. Students will also receive a Student Handbook and an E-Resource containing comprehensive reference material.

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