Emergency Management in Health Care: An All-Hazards Approach, 4th Edition, is a critical resource for organizations to identify emergency planning needs and to develop an effective level of preparedness to address a range of emergencies. This book targets new emergency managers and others involved in planning and implementing an organization’s emergency operations plan (EOP) or emergency management plan (EMP) and offers guidance and best practices shaped by Joint Commission’s Emergency Management (EM) standards.
This new edition contains a comprehensive description of enhanced emergency preparedness requirements under the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The new CMS requirements apply to all 17 provider and supplier types, and compliance is required for participation in Medicare.
Readers will also benefit from nearly a dozen newly developed case highlights featuring actual health care organizations. Each one shares lessons learned from emergency management planning activities or actual emergency responses to incidents such as mass shootings to active shooters to natural disasters. Also new in the fourth edition are downloadable, adaptable tools for emergency management planning, response, and recovery.
The goals of the Emergency Management in Health Care revision are to do the following:
In addition to downloadable and adaptable tools, some repeating chapter features in Emergency Management in Health Care include the following:
"New emergency managers along with others involved in continuity of operations and emergency operations planning will find this more detailed third edition easier to navigate and follow than similar books in the field."
-- Janet Sprehe, DNP, MSN, BSN (James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital)Doody's Review - previous edition
Emergency preparedness managers, administrators, and clinical staff who are in charge of managing disaster preparedness and emergency management operations will find this book essential. It is written clearly and concisely for those new to emergency management and those with substantial knowledge in the field, to prepare them to provide comprehensive emergency planning, mitigation, response, and recovery for organizations across the continuum of care.