EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM COVID

MSBHLN is happy to have this NEW course for 2022. Join us to enhance skills learned during the pandemic.

While all healthcare providers should be versed in emergency preparedness, daily demands can distract from planning for emergencies that may feel unlikely or far-off. As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, extraordinary events can arise with little warning. These events significantly impact the delivery of care, especially if we are not prepared. Throughout this presentation we will review the responsibility of behavioral health outpatient, day treatment, and residential care providers for emergency preparedness, including planning for infection control and prevention. We will also review how to create and maintain an emergency preparedness plan and how to monitor the ever-changing regulatory environment.

1.5 CE’s for:

  • CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist)
  • DMH – Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator
  • DMH – Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH – Community Support Specialist
  • DMH – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • MAAP (Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals)
  • NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors)
  • SW (Social Work)

Educational Objectives

Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe emergency preparedness and how emergency preparedness supports quality behavioral healthcare.
  • Analyze risks relevant to his or her company or agency, including infection control risks.
  • Describe the four phases of emergency management.

Cost

$25

Presenter

Lee R. Neagle, LPC and Michelle McCorkle, MPH, CJCP, CSSG

Location

Zoom

Date

Jan. 19, 2022

Time

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost

$25

Presenter

Lee R. Neagle, LPC and Michelle McCorkle, MPH, CJCP, CSSG

Location

Zoom