5/21/19 Emergency Preparedness for Healthcare through Lessons Learned

May 21, 2019 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am HST


Course Description:

Hawaii’s hurricane season is just around the corner! In recent years, we have seen hurricanes hit the mainland as well as flash flooding and volcanic activity in our own state. As healthcare providers, it is imperative that we are prepared for disruptions in service. This webinar will review real-life scenarios and examine the impact of natural disasters on the healthcare system.

Having been deployed to disaster areas, Chris Crabtree, Executive Director of the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition, will share key considerations in planning for emergency situations. He will discuss preparatory measures including planning for continuity of operations, staffing considerations, and ensuring appropriate lines of communication are open between levels of healthcare, supply chains, and state/local authorities.

Those attending the session will:

1. Discuss key lessons learned from past natural disasters
2. Explore preparedness steps
3. Discuss the purpose of the coalition

Target Audience:   Professionals in the healthcare setting, including administrators, executive leadership, managers, nurses, social workers, environmental services, and designated emergency management personnel.

Chris Crabtree, DrPH, CEM, CEDP
Executive Director of the Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management Coalition

Chris Crabtree began his career as a Firefighter Paramedic in Maryland from 2000 to 2004. He then served as a paramedic and flight paramedic for the City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii Air Ambulance from 2004 to 2007. From 2005 to 2012, Chris was an Assistant Professor in the Emergency Medical Services Department at Kapiolani Community College. He taught entry level EMTs and Paramedics, coordinated and lead instruction for the continuing medical education program which consisted of national certification courses and the development and implementation of new programs such as the critical care emergency transport program and the Emergency Pediatric Care program.

He became a member of the Hawaii Disaster Medical Assistance Team in 2006 and was appointed Training Officer and Planning Section Chief until 2015. In 2016, he was promoted to acting Deputy Commander. He joined the Healthcare Association of Hawaii in June of 2013 as the Manager of Program Development in the Emergency Services division (now known as Hawaii Healthcare Emergency Management). In July of 2016, he was appointed Director of the program.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Asian Studies, a Master of Public Administration and a Doctor of Public Health Degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is also a Board Certified Emergency Manager.

Registration Fees for the recorded webinar:

  • HAH MembersFREE
  • Non-Members$35 per registrant

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This continuing nursing education activity was approved for one (1) contact hour by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Approval valid through 5/21/2021.  OCEAN ID #2019-27.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

To receive a Certificate of Completion, each participant must pay the registration fee (if applicable), complete the Evaluation form (the link is listed in the recording) after the webinar and attest to their attendance at the session. Please allow 30 days for processing.