Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Course

April 12, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Continental breakfast and lunch provided)
The Health Collaborative
2100 Sherman Avenue, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH  45212
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This full day class will outline the necessity and principles of contingency planning to assure facilities and departments can continue to provide services even during an emergency or disaster.

Course Instructor

Dudley G. Smith, MSHPA, CMTE, CMEP

Course Audience

Preparedness coordinators, department heads, managers and supervisors responsible for emergency response at their facility.

Course Objectives

Define essential functions vs. other functions. Define human capital and identify key positions. Define delegation of authority and orders of succession during emergencies. Distinguish and identify the key tasks for vital records for COOP purposes. Identify vital systems and equipment and how to protect them. Evaluate the use of alternative facilities and work sites. Identify and implement preventive controls to maintain a communication system. Define reconstruction and devolution under COOP. Discuss writing a COOP plan for your facility or department. Discuss the importance of Tests, Training and Exercises (TT&E).

Continuing Education

This program has been approved for 6 CEU’s through BENHA (# 155­C­15) for licensed nursing home administrators and nurses.


Free of charge to members; $150 for non­-members
Seating is limited to 30; continental breakfast and lunch provided
This course is sponsored with ASPR funds and by the Ohio Department of Health
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For more information about this course or any others in our Education series, contact Kelly Harrison,