Yale New Haven Health Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response.

Online Education & Training

The Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (YNHHS-CEPDR) offers a series of online courses on emergency preparedness topics for hospital, healthcare and public health workers.

The courses are available through contract. For additional information, please contact us at our offices listed below. At the end of each course is a brief quiz that tests your comprehension of the material and documents your completion of the course.


Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness
and Disaster Response

Headquarters
1 Church Street, 5th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Tel. (203) 688-5000
Fax: (203) 688-4618
E-mail: Center@ynhh.org

Additional Locations
• San Juan, PR
• Washington, DC

 

CME Learning ObjectivesYale CME


These courses are accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. After participating in the course, successfully taking the quiz and completing an evaluation, a certificate of credit will be available to view and print.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The Yale School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (for each course). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

It is the policy of Yale School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating as speakers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they (or spouse or partner) have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount that has occurred within the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of the commercial interests. The Center for Continuing Medical Education will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs.

FACULTY PERSONAL PROFILES

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CME ACCREDATION DATES

Release date: 12/11/2012
Expiration date: 12/11/2015

CME FEES

There is a one-time $15 charge per course paid directly to Yale University CME office. Payments are processed electronically through PayPalTM which accepts either VISA or MasterCard.

 

EM 106 Emergency Preparedness for Health Care at Work and at Home

Healthcare employees participating in this program disaster will be able to:

  • Recognize the phases of emergency management and the basics of the Incident Command System
  • Identify their roles and responsibilities during a disaster
  • Discuss ideas for personal/family preparedness plans

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 108 Emergency Preparedness for Health Care with NIMS

Public health, hospital and health care employees participating in this program will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of emergencies and disasters that can impact health care facilities
  • Recognize the benefits of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Explain the components of NIMS
  • Summarize the specific roles of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Prepare health care and public health employees for their roles and responsibilities
  • Discuss steps for personal and family preparedness

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 109 HDV Emergency Management for Health Care Facility Volunteers

All public health, hospital and health care volunteers participating in this program will be able to:

  • Recognize the types of emergencies and disasters that can impact health care facilities and volunteers
  • Recognize the benefits of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Identify the components of the Incident Command System (ICS), preparing health care and public health employees for their roles and responsibilities, and discussing steps for personal and family preparedness.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 110 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness

Nurses, doctors, radiology technicians, patient care associates, technical assistants, nuclear medicine workers, EMS workers participating in this program will be able to:

  • Interpret the principles of radiation, the definitions of terms commonly encountered in radiological and nuclear incidents, the descriptions of the health risks associated with radioactive material, the recommendations for safeguarding personal safety during a radiological or nuclear incident, and the strategies for addressing radiological injury and the psychological impact of radiological and nuclear incidents.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 120 Best Practices for the Protection of Health Care Facility-Based First Receivers (Awareness Level)

Workers who might be in a position to identify a contaminated victim who arrived at a health care facility unannounced participating in this program will be able to:

  • Interpret the threats from specific agents, the levels of biological, chemical and radiological protection and isolation, levels of respiratory protection, principles of decontamination, procedures for decontamination, concerns about mental health regarding decontamination, and issues of personal safety regarding decontamination

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 121 N95 Respirator and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training for Health Care Workers

Civilian and military health care workers who need to don and doff N95 respirators and basic personal protective equipment (PPE) while caring for certain infectious patients, including those with pandemic influenza participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify the need for respirator and personal protective equipment (PPE) use
  • Identify the types of infection transmission
  • Discuss the importance of PPE
  • Explain the proper methods for inspecting, donning and doffing a respirator and PPE
  • Explain the effective use of a respirator and PPE
  • Explain common errors made in PPE and N95 respirator use
  • Discuss proper disposal methods of PPE

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 122 N95 Respirator Fit Tester Training

Civilian and military health care trainers who need to perform a fit test for health care workers who must wear a N95 respirator participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify the need to conduct the N95 respirator fit test
  • Discuss the use of the medical questionnaire prior to an N95 respirator fit test
  • Describe the process for conducting a qualitative fit test for N95 respirator use
  • Conduct a fit test for N95 respirator use
  • Perform proper inspection and disposal of respirators

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 141 Role of Medical/Technical Specialists During an Incident

Designated medical specialists (e.g., physician, nurse) and technical specialists (e.g., information technology, legal, risk management, facility) within the ICS participating in this program will be able to:

  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of Medical/Technical Specialists within the ICS
  • Recognize the types of documents, tools and resources a Medical or Technical Specialist may use during an incident
  • Identify various information status reports for the Incident Commander and Emergency Operation Centers
  • Choose strategies for advising the Incident Commander on medical staff, technical or operational issues related to specific types of emergency events

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 142 Incident Command Systems for Health Care with NIMS

Leaders in a health care organization during an emergency or disaster participating in this program will be able to:

  • Recognize The National Incident Management System (NIMS), the purposes and features of the Incident Command System (ICS), the roles of participants within the ICS, the specific incident responsibilities, the utilization of ICS tools, and the completion of complexity analysis

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

Incident Command Systems for Health Care with NIMS/NRF (EM 143)

This course is designed for all those who may serve in a leadership role in a health care organization during an emergency or disaster. EM143 helps health care leaders understand their role in managing continuous care for patients in the event of an emergency or disaster and to meet the federal requirements for ICS 100:

  • An Introduction to Incident Command System and ICS 200.a: Applying Incident Command System to Health Care Organizations./li>
  • This course gives an overview of the National Response Framework (IS 800.b) which specifies how the resources of the federal government will work together with state, local and tribal governments, and the private sector to respond to actual or potential incidents.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 150 Introduction to Evacuations

All healthcare employees participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify incidents that can lead to evacuations, approaches to evacuations, tasks key to every evacuation, security concerns, patient flow, and resource tracking.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 151 Patient Movement During Evacuations

All health care employees that might be called upon to assist in the evacuation of patients participating in this program will be able to:

  • Classify proper lifting techniques, ratio of workers to patients, types of special considerations that add complexity, to a potential evacuation, step-by-step instructions for using modes of transport during an evacuation, and response agencies that may be involved in or impact a health care evacuation.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 180 Planning and Response to a Pandemic Influenza for Health Care Workers

Health care workers and volunteers in acute care hospitals, community health centers, home health agencies, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and public health agencies participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify the origin of pandemic influenza and the risk of an outbreak, distinguishing the difference between seasonal, epidemic and pandemic influenza recognizing the impact of an outbreak, listing ways to protect yourself and your family in the event of a pandemic influenza, limiting your exposure and protecting yourself from infection by correctly using personal protective equipment (PPE), and assessing coping strategies to deal with the stress of a pandemic outbreak.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 201 Bioterrorism Preparedness for Clinicians

Physicians and other clinicians, medical professionals and first responders participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify factors involved in bioterrorism events, bioterrorism agents, clinical recognition of syndromes, preventing person-to-person transmission, communication, disposition, mental health issues, and additional resources.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 210 Advanced Radiological Emergency Preparedness for Clinicians

Physicians and other clinicians, including APRNs and PACs, who might respond during a radiation emergency participating in this program, will be able to:

  • Explain radiation and its effects on biological systems, information about the possible risks associated with radioactive or nuclear substances, recommendations for ensuring personal health and safety around these substances on a day-to-day basis as well as during emergencies, strategies for addressing the psychological impact of these emergencies including recommendations to help with recovery after these events, strategies for addressing critical issues in hospital preparedness that can assist administrators and clinicians in mitigating radiological or nuclear catastrophes.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 220 Best Practices for the Protection of Health Care Facility-Based First Receivers Operations-Level

LPN, allied health, maintenance, environmental services, facility, engineering staff, security and contractors who are part of decontamination teams and/or setting up and taking down decontamination facilities participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify the preparation for health care workers, such as emergency department clerks and clinicians, who are assigned to work in contaminant-free areas but who may need to identify possible risks associated with unannounced patients, the preparation for health care workers with designated roles for contaminant removal or who will work in areas that are considered contaminated; training includes proper use of protective equipment , and the preparation for hazardous materials technicians and hazardous materials specialists, including radiation safety officers

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 220R Best Practices for the Protection of Health Care Facility-Based First Receivers (Operations-Level): Review

Individuals who have completed EM 220 participating in this program will be able to:

  • identify hazardous substances
  • Perform basic hazard and risk assessment techniques, take steps to maintain safety, select the proper personal protective clothing and equipment (PPE), don and doff Level C protection, explain Level C protection using a powered air purifying respirator (PAPR), and use PPE
  • Prepare for a decontamination event
  • Perform victim decontamination
  • Explain special decontamination considerations

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 230 Mental Health Aspects of Emergencies and Disasters for Non-Mental Health Professionals

Health care professionals who may come in contact with victims of an event participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify and manage expected stress anxiety associated with emergency events, recognizing, and treating and referring of patients exhibiting behavioral health consequences related to public health emergencies.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 250 Small Victims, Big Challenges: Pediatric Triage, Treatment, and Recovery for Emergencies

Physicians and other clinicians participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify the emotional responses to a traumatic event, including behavioral, physical and cognitive responses
  • Identify required and desirable personnel, equipment and infrastructure for pediatric disaster preparedness, demonstrating the ability to triage children who are victims of multiple casualty incidents (MCIs) using internationally accepted criteria (JumpSTART™)
  • Describe and identify clinical manifestations and appropriate treatment for child victims of natural and human-caused disasters
  • Summarize the mental health needs of infants, children and adolescents in disasters
  • Identify key elements for designing an exercise for children with special needs
  • Apply lessons learned to new and updated plans, treatments, preparedness, procedures, response and recovery activities.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 260 Geriatric Preparedness, Triage and Treatment in Disasters

Physicians, direct care givers, first receivers and first responders participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify the need for geriatric-specific disaster planning, differentiating key physiological changes that occur with aging and can increase the vulnerability of older persons during disasters
  • Identify the necessary equipment, personnel and infrastructure for geriatric disaster preparedness
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of common geriatric conditions and how they may exacerbate, mimic or mask CBRN conditions, correctly triaging and appropriately treating geriatric victims of disaster incidents using internationally accepted criteria (START Triage)
  • Discuss decontamination regulations and special considerations for the geriatric population, and outlining recommendations for appropriate geriatric disaster training and exercises.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

EM 280 Preparing for a Pandemic Influenza in the 21st Century

Physicians, APRNs, PAs, RNs, LPNs and first responders participating in this program will be able to:

  • Identify the origin of pandemic influenza and the risk of an outbreak, distinguishing the difference between seasonal, epidemic and pandemic influenza, describing the phases of a pandemic and your health care facility’s ability to respond
  • Identify who will lead the community in the event of an outbreak and what type of community support is provided
  • Recognize the impact of an outbreak, listing ways to protect yourself and your family in the event of a pandemic influenza, limiting your exposure and protecting yourself from infection by correctly using PPE
  • Assess coping strategies to deal with the stress of a pandemic outbreak.

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

ID 202 Tuberculosis Training Program

ID 202 information topics include:

  • Steps to be taken if a staff member is potentially exposed to TB
  • Healthcare community’s concerns regarding tuberculosis (TB)
  • The use of the Mantoux skin test (TST), acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smears and chest X-ray for screening purposes
  • Groups of persons that should be screened for TB
  • Measures healthcare workers should follow when working with TB patients
  • Appropriate methods of isolating patients with suspected or active TB
  • Pertinent information that should be provided to patients with active TB and their visitors
  • Requirements for notification regarding patients with known cases of active TB

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

ID 203 Bloodborne Pathogens Training Program

ID 203 information topics include:

  • Steps to be taken in the event of an exposure to a potential bloodborne pathogen
  • Risks associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
  • Potential routes of exposure from bloodborne pathogens
  • Practices which help to limit the risk of transmission of bloodborne pathogens, including:
    • Proper hand hygiene
    • Proper use of personal protective equipment
    • Safe handling of specimens
    • Methods for the safe disposal of sharps and the cleaning of spills

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

PS 101 Introduction to Healthcare-Associated Infections

PS 101 information topics include:

  • Defining HAIs and assessing their impact on the healthcare industry
  • Identifying evidence-based practices used to prevent HAIs in acute care facilities
  • Discussing the importance of fostering an enhanced atmosphere of patient safety to encourage the elimination of preventable HAIs
  • Identifying the importance of communication among caregivers regarding the use of established procedures to eliminate HAIs
  • Reviewing proper hand hygiene guidelines to reduce the risk of contamination and the spread of organisms
  • Discussing the importance of encouraging patients' active involvement in their own care as a patient safety strategy

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

PS 201 Preventing the Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms

Healthcare employees participating in this program will be able to:

  • Define healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), and assess their impact in the healthcare setting
  • Discuss the significance of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and their failure to respond to treatment
  • Identify evidence-based practices used to prevent MDROs in acute care facilities
  • Foster an enhanced atmosphere of patient safety to encourage the elimination of preventable MDROs
  • Perform proper hand hygiene to reduce the risk of contamination and the spread of organisms
  • Encourage patients’ active involvement in their own care as a patient safety strategy

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

PS 203 Preventing Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

PS 203 information topics include:

  • Overview of SSIs
  • Financial impact of SSIs
  • Pathogens most often responsible for SSIs
  • Role-specific education for key medical and healthcare professionals
  • Implementing best practices for preventing SSIs
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Key areas for patient education
  • Importance of encouraging patients’ active involvement in their own care as a patient safety strategy

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

PS 204 Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

PS 204 information topics include:

  • Overview of CLABSIs
  • Best practices and evidence-based guidelines to prevent CLABSIs
  • Pathogens most often responsible for CLABSIs
  • Financial impact of CLABSIs
  • Role-specific education for key medical and healthcare professionals
  • Implementing best practices
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Key areas for patient education
  • Importance of encouraging patients’ active involvement in their own care as a patient safety strategy

Estimated Course Time: 60 minutes

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