Healthcare Leadership and Administrative Decision Making
HCL / MGT-901
This course is offered as part of:
Our hospital just participated in a regional full-scale drill. I cannot fully explain what an incredible impact the Healthcare Leadership training made. Our ability to apply leadership and manage the event was effective. The most frequent comment I heard was, 'boy, am I glad I went to Anniston! This all makes sense now.' Thank you CDP!!! Barb Jensen; Emergency Preparedness Program Manager; Washington;
- Hospital executive group — Senior executives who have ultimate legal and overall fiduciary responsibilities for the institution;
- Mid-level management — Those who have responsibility for activating the disaster plan;
- Patient services group — Senior patient care services leadership who are responsible for the following: organizing and delivering patient care services and resources, maintaining a patient-tracking system, assuring the treatment of inpatients and managing the inpatient-care areas, and controlling discharge procedures;
- Emergency Department (ED) group — Those responsible for overall clinical and administrative management of the ED resources;
- Physical plant operations group — Those responsible for the physical plant and its environment;
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) — Those responsible for authorizing policy and/or participating in the formation of policy that determines the response of EMS resources to a disaster;
- Public health group — Those responsible for authorizing policy and/or participating in the formation of policy that determines the public health response to a disaster; and
- Other patient care — Patient-support areas may be represented, including infection control, chaplains, social workers, legal, and others.
Healthcare Leadership and Administrative Decision Making is a four-day course that addresses disaster preparedness at the facility and system level. Healthcare leaders must be prepared for any incident that results in multiple casualties — whether it is the result of a natural disaster; an accidental or intentional release of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosives (CBRNE) hazard; or a disease outbreak that results in an epidemic or pandemic. This course focuses on preparing healthcare leaders to make critical decisions in all-hazards disaster emergency preparedness activities. Responders learn essential disaster-planning response and recovery functions through lecture/discussion format that are then applied in a tabletop exercise and a two-day functional exercise.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
- Clarify healthcare emergency management roles and responsibilities in the disaster life-cycle process — mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery — for all-hazards disasters.
- Identify key partners in disaster preparedness, their roles, and interrelationships in responding to a disaster.
- Relate the use of the Incident Command System in the healthcare system through Hospital Incident Command System and the Public Health Incident System.
- Illustrate roles and responsibilities in obtaining and distributing medical supplies in a disaster situation.
- Illustrate the difficult decisions that healthcare leaders face regarding palliative care and mass-fatality management.
- Summarize the development of emergency public information and risk communications messages.
- Differentiate requirements for types of decontamination procedures and facilities, in addition to personal protective equipment to be used in healthcare facilities for a variety of hazards.
- Describe the various concepts associated with the disaster-planning process.
- Identify important aspects of Noble, U.S.A., and roles of the functional areas in the exercises.
- Apply Comprehensive Emergency Management to a disaster-response situation.
- Apply the concepts of healthcare disaster planning.
- Summarize the role of healthcare response in an all-hazards disaster.
- Conduct healthcare response to a disaster.
- Respond to a healthcare all-hazards disaster.
Course Prerequisites and Requirements
To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:
- AWR-160, WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders;
- IS-100.HCb, Introduction to Incident Command System for Healthcare/Hospitals;
- IS-200.HCa, Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations;
- IS-700.a, National Incident Management System, An Introduction; and
- IS-800.B, National Response Framework, An Introduction.
- Recommend completion of ICS-300, Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents.
Continuing Education Credits
- The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 3.2 continuing education units for this program.
- Nursing through Alabama Board of Nursing (nurses only): 32
- Continuing Medical Education, through University of Alabama at Birmingham (additional allied health professionals may be able to apply for these continuing medical education units): 32
- Police Officer Standards and Training (POST), if approved by the student’s state: 32