CHEC Course

National Disaster Life Support Foundation (NDLSF)

CVHC will be hosting the three day NDLSF Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) Basic and Advance Course in June 2019.

(Please note while the term Hospital is noted, this course is aimed for all Healthcare facility Emergency Coordinators and will soon undergo a change to title of Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator)



  • June 17th and 18th, 2019: Basic CHEC; details below
  • June 19th, 2019: Level II, Advanced CHEC (must attend Basic); details below


  • TBD, will be updated once finalized.
  • Will be located in Central Region in/near Richmond, VA.


CHEC Registration

Registration form for the June 17-19th, 2019 CHEC Course.

  • Class size is limited to 30 students
  • Registration will be held on a first-come-first-serve basis

More Information:

    In a disaster—whether accidentally, naturally or intentionally introduced—healthcare response
    begins with the first recognition of injury or illness, continues through treatment and recovery,
    and is based on the facility’s or system’s disaster preparedness plan. Healthcare response is part
    of an overall community response and may involve many agencies, departments, organizations,
    and facilities to effectively mitigate, respond, and recover from the disaster that has mobilized
    the healthcare system. The Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator courses addresses disaster
    preparedness at the facility and the system level. Healthcare leaders must be prepared for any
    incident that results in multiple causalities—whether it is the result of a natural disaster; an
    accidental or intentional release of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or Explosive
    (CBRNE) hazard; or a disease outbreak that results in an epidemic or pandemic. This program
    focuses on preparing hospital emergency coordinators to make critical decisions in all-hazard
    disaster emergency preparedness activities. Essential disaster planning, response, and recovery
    functions are presented in a variety of methods to include: in classroom lecture/discussion and
    hands-on practical training incorporating scenario-based exercises.


    This is a two-day classroom-based course. The course will provide students with an introduction
    to emergency management principles, key components and regulations of emergency
    preparedness and response programs. 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. This will be accomplished
    by making certain that the HEC: understands the components of the overall healthcare system,
    knows the threats to the hospital and the community, understand the emergency planning
    process, understands emergency management principles and can demonstrate effective
    leadership during an incident. The course focuses on tasks and skills that have been identified as
    essential to the role of the HEC


    This course is a one-day intensive course on plans and exercises. The course will provide
    hospital emergency coordinators with an in-depth guide detailing plan basics, plan development,
    annexes and appendices to plans, implementation of plans, evaluating plans for quality, and
    exercising a plan.
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  1. I would like to attend the NDLSF Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) Basic and Advance Course in June if a seat is available.

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