Online seminar: Emergency management (EM) professionals in healthcare organisations
Dr. John Richmond, Lecturer in Healthcare Management and Leadership at ScHARR was invited to present his recent study on healthcare emergency management response to COVID-19 at the O'Brien Institute for Public Health (University of Calgary).
“Canadian health emergency management professionals’ perspectives on disaster preparedness activities in response to COVID-19: practical implications and pathways towards national health system emergency preparedness”.
We presented the findings from our Canada wide study on emergency management (EM) professionals in healthcare organizations (n=150) during the pandemic and their role in preparing for and responding to COVID-19 as part of the CHS and O'Brien Institute Seminar Series.
We explore the prevalence and effectiveness of disaster preparedness activities in Canadian healthcare, including the function of emergency operations centres, and the moderating conditions of Leadership (incident commanders) and training.
- Educate health researchers and practitioners about the prevalence and effectiveness of EM in Canadian healthcare organizations
- Explore the moderating conditions, including leadership, which enhance or detract from effective EM programs in health
- Aid the recovery and learning from COVID-19 pandemic by discussing the practical implications of this research and pathways towards a national health emergency preparedness system in Canada
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