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Emergency Preparedness: What Facilities Need to Know for Compliance with CoPs

NDHA is an approved provider of continuing education by the North Dakota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.

Date: 3/1/2022

9:00 – 11:00 AM Central time


Registration fees:       $175 per NDHA member  |  $225 per non-member

Target Audience

CEO, CMO, CNO, Emergency Preparedness Director


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple natural and man-made disasters over the past few years, hospitals have had to activate their emergency preparedness plans. In anticipation of patient injury because of such disasters, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the Conditions of Participation (CoP) for hospitals.

This webinar will cover the CMS regulations on emergency preparedness, including recent updates that now encompass emerging infectious diseases. All covered facilities are required to have a written program to address the emergencies that may impact delivery of care and patient safety. This program will cover the required elements for compliance with CMS regulations, including mandatory testing and training of all personnel. There will also be a brief discussion of references and resources from The Joint Commission.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the three key essentials for emergency preparedness.
  • Recite the four core elements of an emergency preparedness program.
  • Describe the key responsibilities of a facility when an emergency preparedness plan is activated.



Laura A. Dixon is the president of Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting. She previously served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020.  In her role, Ms. Dixon provided consultation and training to facilities, practitioners and staff in multiple states.

Ms. Dixon has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services and pain management.  Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California.  In this capacity, she provided consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States.As a registered nurse and attorney, Laura holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Drake University College of Law, and a Registered Nurse Diploma from Saint Luke’s School Professional Nursing.  She is licensed to practice law in Colorado and California.

This speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.



Mar 01 2022


9:00 am - 11:00 am

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