Assignment 5: Public Health Preparedness
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
just been hired as a new Vice President of quality and safety for a
full-service 600-bed government healthcare organization. Within your
first month on the job, the national security threat level has been
raised to Imminent, which means there is a credible, specific, and
impending terrorist threat against the United States, and your facility
may be directly impacted. The Chief Executive Officer has requested an
immediate six to eight-page report of your proposal for handling such a
Note: You may create and /or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a 6-8 page paper in which you:
- Examine the
existing procedures related to at least four (4) of the ten (10)
essential public health services. Focus on the principal effects that
these procedures will have on your hospital during the emergency.
- Specify the
importance of continuing to evaluate patients, as stipulated by the
Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), during the
- Detail three (3) measures that you would use in order to maintain the electronic medical record system during the emergency.
- Defend your
position on the decision to accept health insurance during the
emergency as a potential source of income for the facility. Provide
support with at least three (3) examples that illustrate your position.
- Analyze the
extent to which this emergency might affect the quality of care
provided to the patients and the unimpeded operation of the
- Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.