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Preparing Your Laboratory: Preparedness Through Exercises

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Course Title: Preparing Your Laboratory: Preparedness Through Exercises

Course Duration: 60 minutes

Webinar Date: May 22, 2014, 1:00PM EST

Registration Deadline: May 21, 2014

Course Description: In our national preparedness system, each of us is charged with preparing our organizations to respond to a variety of threats and hazards. Our Emergency Management Programs define for us the ways our capabilities contribute to and interact with the whole-of-community core preparedness capabilities. One method of verifying or validating our readiness to respond to any particular threat is through an exercise. This webinar will provide information about the importance of incorporating training exercises in your laboratory preparedness programs. It will provide an overview of the different types of exercises, and discuss the advantages of each exercise type. Additionally, we will discuss the outcomes you should expect from an exercise and how you might link exercise types in series to achieve the preparedness capabilities you seek. The webinar will discuss the use of exercises to meet your preparedness goals and will lay a foundation for future webinars exploring the details of exercise planning, exercise execution and capability- and performance- based evaluations.

Audience: This basic level webinar is intended for public health and clinical laboratory scientists, technicians, and other individuals involved in laboratory emergency preparedness activities, for use in developing training exercises for a variety of response situations.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the types of exercises
  • Define the expected outcome of exercise types
  • Select the appropriate exercise type for your preparedness program

Speakers: David Maples and Bill Howard
Plans, Training, Exercises and Evaluation Branch
Division of Emergency Operations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Course Credits: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Laboratory Training Branch, is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This webinar is approved for 1.0 hour of P.A.C.E.®credit.

This webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour in the category of Supervision Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance and Safety for Florida Laboratory Licensees

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