Mass Casualty Incidents - Healthcare System Response

$30.00 | CE Hours:6.00 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 06/30/2021. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

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CEU Course Description

Preparing hospitals, healthcare systems, and their ESF #8 partners to prevent, respond to, and rapidly recover from Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) is critical for protecting and securing our Nation’s healthcare system and public health infrastructure.  This CEU course identifies gaps in preparedness, determines specific priorities, and develops plans for building and sustaining healthcare specific capabilities.

Article Author:  Rear Admiral Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H., et al.; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the principles key to the planning process in order to develop an all-hazards plan for protecting lives, property, and the environment.

2.  Explain, at a minimum, what the Healthcare Coalition oversight and structure should include.

3.  Investigate the components of the situational assessment.

4.  Examine the five key elements to include in the development of collaborative crisis standards of care guidance.

5.  Elucidate what healthcare recovery plans should include.

6.  Identify the elements for a contact list of pre-identified resources that could provide mental / behavioral health support to responders and families according to the nature of the incident.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2016-04-29

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