Jericho, N.Y. — June 16
Health Care Compliance Strategies Inc. (HCCS) announced today that in response to recent natural and man-made disasters, it will provide free unlimited access to the HCCS online multimedia training course, “Bioterrorism and Disaster Preparation” for one year, which began Wednesday.
HCCS CARES is a year-long program that allows any health care administrator or staff member to register for the course at its website any time within the next 12 months and be provided with unlimited access through June 14, 2012. Hospital personnel, first responders, ambulance services, critical care centers, emergency medical technicians, nurses, paramedics, physicians, EMS, police and fire departments can all participate in this potentially lifesaving training course. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion.
“Recent national and worldwide events such as the devastating flooding and tornadoes in the southern U.S. and the catastrophic earthquake and subsequent nuclear plant meltdown in Japan have prompted us to offer this complimentary course,” said Ben Diamond, president of HCCS. “Natural events like hurricanes and tornadoes are inevitable in certain communities. We need to be ready for these events and for other potential threats and catastrophes.”
The bioterrorism and disaster preparation course educates health care staff on various types of disasters and “the environment of care.” It also outlines accreditation requirements during disaster drills, the four phases of disaster management, and the roles and responsibilities of staff members.
The courses are designed to change behavior and maintain compliance with changing and emerging regulations. The online courses are customizable, easy to understand and updated annually or more often as regulations require.
“We can’t prevent natural disasters, but preparing health care workers can lessen the suffering of the individuals involved,” Diamond said. “Disasters put health care facilities under enormous stress and a well-educated staff will save lives.”