Plans - Emergency Operations Creation Participation

Are hospital leaders and medical staff required to participate in creating the Emergency Operations Plan?

An actual medical staff or physician member, and an actual hospital senior leader is to participate in planning activities prior to the development of the Emergency Operations Plan. Medical staff and hospital leadership will be directly involved in the management of an implementation of the emergency operations plan, so their input is essential to establish the expected capabilities and duties of these entities. It is also important for them to understand the duties and capabilities for the staff that will support the emergency operations plan, and the capabilities of community support entities. Many disaster scenarios involve patient care with regard to management of current patients and managing influx of patients. Hospital leaders must have an understanding of the command structure and how it functions. [EM.01.01.01]
Last updated on April 11, 2016
Manual: Hospital and Hospital Clinics
Chapter: Emergency Management EM

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