CHEC Basic Course
October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on October 19, 2022 at 8:00 am
Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) Basic is a two-day classroom-based course. This course provides students with an introduction to emergency management principles, key components and regulations of emergency preparedness and response programs. Upon completion of the Certified Healthcare Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) Basic course, healthcare emergency coordinators (HECs) 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 facility/hospital and the community, understands 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 CHEC Certification Program is a tiered certification process incorporating advancing course work as pre-requisites to three levels of certification using the CHEC Basic and Advanced courses as the foundation.
Cost: This course is being hosted by the Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition and is open to all regional stakeholders and partnering organizations. This course is grant-funded, so there is no cost to attend for authorized registrants. All others interested in attending should contact Megan Middleton, for consideration of approval at: [email protected]
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, however, it is recommended that you take IS-100, which is a FEMA Independent Study course to learn about the Incident Command System: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c
We recommend that you take the CHEC Advanced course on October 20th after this course if possible. This is an in-person course.
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