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The Emergency Management Handbook

Mary Russell, EdD, MSN, CEN, RN

Whether you need to launch a program or revamp your training, this resource provides the step-by-step road map for how to set up a program, obtain buy-in, and train staff.

This book is a road map for all healthcare staff tasked with coordination of emergency management. It examines how to work with clinicians, solicit funds and buy-in from the C-suite, and ensure staff are trained on emergency preparation efforts. Mary Russell, EdD, MSN, CEN, RN, has taken her years of experience and crafted an essential guide to help you navigate the stressful role of emergency management coordination.

This book will show you how to:

  • Build an emergency management program, including step-by-step instructions
  • Train and communicate with staff
  • Develop, conduct, and evaluate drills
  • Create guidelines for keeping patients, staff, and the public safe during an emergency
  • Gain administrative buy-in for your emergency management program
  • Meet CMS and Joint Commission emergency management requirements

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Emergency Management: Guiding Authorities
Chapter 2: EM Coordinator Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 3: Emergency Management Planning
Chapter 4: Communications
Chapter 5: Resources and Assets
Chapter 6: Safety and Security
Chapter 7: Staff Roles and Responsibilities
Chapter 8: Utilities
Chapter 9: Patient Clinical and Support Activities
Chapter 10: Performance Improvement

About the Author:

Mary Russell, EdD, MSN, CEN, RN, has been involved in a spectrum of emergency preparedness planning at the local, county, and state levels, including serving on several national committees. Her background includes sustained active practice as an emergency nurse at Boca Raton (Florida) Regional Hospital; as an emergency preparedness coordinator during multiple disaster events; and as a chairperson and steering committee member for the Healthcare Emergency Response Coalition in Palm Beach County, Florida. She is also the author of multiple emergency management books.

Published: October 2015

Page count: 144
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-831-6