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.
- Class size is limited to 30 students
- Registration will be held on a first-come-first-serve basis
- STATEMENT OF NEED:
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.
- THE BASIC COURSE
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
- THE LEVEL II: PLANS AND EXERCISES COURSE
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.