EM 260: Introduction to Healthcare Emergency Management

Credits 5 Lecture hours per quarter 55
Quarter Offered

Provides the groundwork on which students can build a strong foundation for healthcare related disaster and emergency management. Addresses issues, policies, questions, best practices, and lessons learned through recent years; standards on healthcare emergency management and business continuity, and exposure to new and developing theories, practices, and technology in healthcare emergency management. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly HSEM 260)


2.0 or higher in EM 102 or EM 105

  1. Identify and define essential elements of an effective healthcare emergency management program.
  2. Identify and define the role of CMS and other bodies of law for healthcare emergency management.
  3. Describe the role of accreditation in healthcare emergency management.
  4. Examine best practices for hazard identification and emergency planning for healthcare.
  5. Describe basic components of a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) for a hospital.
  6. Examine the role of business continuity in healthcare and the relationship of business continuity to emergency management.