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StanfordOnline: Risk Management and Crisis Responses in Healthcare

Discover the value of planning for a crisis, and the significance of emergency exercises for effective disaster management in this course from the Stanford Center for Health Education.

Risk Management and Crisis Responses in Healthcare
4 weeks
2–4 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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Starts Mar 1
Ends May 31

About this course

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The course will teach you about the value of planning for a crisis and the importance of ethics in any crisis. You will be able to understand the foundational concepts of an incident Action Plan and be able to articulate its objective. You will further explore the complexities of disaster planning and look at the ethical difficulties that COVID-19 presented in healthcare, as well as explore the considerations and challenges in disaster management. You will also learn about the importance and impact of emergency exercises for effective disaster management and the strength, weaknesses, and possibilities that they can offer. By the end of the course, you will be able to differentiate between various types of emergency exercises and how these can test an organization's capabilities, as well as understand what is needed to create an effective emergency exercise.

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What you'll learn

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  • Discover the value of planning for a crisis and the subjectivity of ethics in a crisis.

  • Consider the complexities involved in planning for a disaster.

  • Engage with the ethical difficulties COVID-19 presents in healthcare.

  • Learn about the significance of emergency exercises for effective disaster management.

  • Discover the possibilities offered by emergency exercises in crisis management.

  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses identified through emergency exercises.

This course is part of Healthcare Risk Management: Planning, Response, and Recovery XSeries Program

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Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
3 months
2 - 4 hours per week

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