Hospital executives understand the importance of incident command and emergency management training. Executives do not necessarily have the time to leave the hospital for a two-day training session or even for a few hours. Vantage Point can bring that essential information to your hospital. This made-to-order training course highlights the key command positions and section operations of the incident command system (ICS) and where senior leadership falls into that structure. A review of the key principles of emergency management and critical functions for response and recovery is presented. This is followed by participation in a tabletop exercise customized to your hospital.
The discussion-based exercise will focus on input needed from leadership to make decisions that may not be clearly defined in the current emergency operations plan due to the novelty of the situation. It also gives senior leadership the opportunity to learn what your hospital already does well and makes them aware of opportunities for improvement based on reports from prior exercises.
Vantage Point has partnered with the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers to offer Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), Certified Emergency Disaster Professional (CEDP), and Fire Safety Management (FSM) Training and Certification.
Vantage Point Consulting is the only organization in Indiana to offer these certifications. We can provide training on-site, or at our location in central Indiana.
Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) Certification
An emergency in a healthcare organization can suddenly and significantly threaten its ability to provide care for the community when it is needed the most. In times like these, it’s vital the core emergency management principles are in place:
CHEP is a practical, professional certification for healthcare emergency directors, managers, coordinators, associates, consultants, and others who work or coordinate real-world issues with the health sector. The program relies on information, standards, and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such NFPA, ASTM, DHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, and accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission.
The CHEP certification program includes an eight-hour day of training and review for the exam. The three-hour exam is then proctored on the second day. Subject matter includes:
- Emergency Management Fundamentals
- Healthcare Emergency Concepts and Accreditation Standards
- Emergency Requirements and Joint Commission Related Standards
- Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Pandemic
- Other Emergency Management concepts
Healthcare organizations need professionals that understand how emergency management principles support the healthcare environment of care, the local community, and the nation.
Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) Certification
The CHSP credential focuses on the importance of using management principles to improve the safety performance of healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations need certified professionals who understand how proactive safety practice supports operational effectiveness, improves care processes, and reduces costs.
The broad scope of the CHSP Certification attracts applicants from various healthcare backgrounds including, but not limited to:
- Infection prevention
- Employee health
- Quality improvement
- Risk management
- Facility management
- Plant operations
- Hazardous materials management
- Emergency management
- Life safety
- Biomedical services
- Environmental services
- Laboratory operations
- Nursing homes
- Surgery centers
- Insurance loss control
- Safety consulting.
The CHSP certification program includes an eight-hour day of training and review for the exam. The three-hour exam proctored on the second day.
Certified Emergency Disaster Professional (CEDP) Certification
The CEDP is a professional credential for those working in the public, private, and governmental positions related to emergency/disaster management. Personnel serving in the following related functions may qualify to sit for the Exam:
- Emergency/disaster managers or coordinators
- Public health department personnel including infection prevention professionals
- Federal, state, and local government personnel performing emergency related responsibilities
- Hazardous material managers
- First responders including fire and law enforcement professionals
- Emergency medical technicians
- Emergency, safety, and management consultants
- Occupational safety and health managers
- Hazard control professionals
- Private security officers
- Emergency volunteers
- Any others who work in functions related to emergency and disaster management
The CEDP certification program includes an eight-hour day of training and review for the exam. The three-hour exam is proctored on the second day. Subject matter addresses emergency planning, management, response, and mitigation concepts.
For more information on CEDP Certification, please contact us.
Fire Safety Management (FSM) Certification
Who this course is for
- Hospital Executives
What you’ll learn
- Participation in a tabletop exercise customized to your facility.
- Senior management will understand what is needed from leadership to make decisions that may not be clearly defined in the current emergency operations plan.
The Fire Safety Management (FSM) Designation is available to individuals holding either the Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) or Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) credential. Upon passing the FSM Examination, the certified member becomes either CHSP-FSM or CHEP-FSM credentialed by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (IBFCSM).
The course includes a one-day exam preparation and review of National Fire Protection Association codes, OSHA regulations, and Joint Commission standards. Vantage Point developed this course with the assistance of practicing professionals and subject matter experts. The three-hour proctored FSM Exam is multiple choice and requires no mathematical or engineering calculations. The exam content is broad and can cover many fire related topics in addition to NFPA 101 and Accreditation Standards.
For more information on FSM Certification, please contact us.