From Panic to Pandemic – Emergency Management Planning in the Lab

Format: Live Webinar
Presenter: Dan Scungio, MT (ASCP) SLS, CQA (ASQ)
Event Date: tbd
Time: 3 pm ET | 2 pm CT | 1 pm MT | 12 pm PT
Duration: 60 Minutes


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Course Description

The COVID-19 pandemic caught laboratories and their staff by surprise, and it highlighted many gaps in current emergency operations plans. In 2022, monkeypox now threatens to cause panic and confusion for many in the laboratory environment.
➤ How does a lab become ready for any type of disaster, including a pandemic?
➤ Does your emergency management plan include information for operation during a staff shortage?
Labs should be prepared for many different kinds of events, and those may include natural disasters like hurricanes, blizzards, and other weather phenomena.  Internal fires, structural damage, and outside mass casualty events may also trigger the activation of the Incident Command Center.
➤ Is your lab ready?
➤ What does an after-action report look like, and how can it help you enhance your current disaster plan?
Learn from other labs’ experiences and find out how to improve your overall disaster readiness!

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the stages of Emergency Management
  • List the essential elements of a comprehensive lab emergency management plan
  • Utilize EM drills to prepare the lab for a disaster situation

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Emergency Management
  • Disaster Types
  • Phases of an Emergency
  • Disaster Plan Considerations
  • Supplies to Have
  • Requirements for a Lab Plan
  • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis
  • Business Continuity
  • Mission Critical Systems
  • Evacuations
  • Drills

Suggested Attendees:

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Laboratory managers/administrators
  • Hospital administrators
  • Laboratory personnel
  • Lab Safety Professionals
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical Officers
  • Compliance Personnel
  • Hospital Management

About the Presenter:

Dan Scungio, MT(ASCP), SLS, CQA (ASQ) has over 30 years of experience as a certified medical technologist. Today he is the Laboratory Safety Officer for Sentara Healthcare, a large system of hospitals with over 20 laboratories and draws sites in Virginia and North Carolina. He is also known as Dan the Lab Safety Man, a lab safety consultant, educator, trainer, speaker, and author.

After Registration:

You will receive an email with login information and handouts (presentation slides) that you can print and share with all participants at your location.

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Internet Speed: Preferably above 1 MBPS
Headset: Any decent headset and microphone which can be used to talk and hear clearly

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