Navigation Links
Safety Management Services, Inc. Develops New Regional Preparation Course And Exam For CHEP Certification
Date:10/26/2009

Emergency Preparedness Professionals Get Convenient Instruction for CHEP Credential

Arlington Heights, Ill (Vocus) October 26, 2009 -- Safety Management Services, Inc. (SMS, Inc.), a Chicago-based healthcare life safety and accreditation compliance firm, proudly announces a new certification preparation course and examination. Developed in support of the Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) certification, SMS, Inc. aims to help emergency preparedness professionals raise their level of competence while encouraging the use of management, leadership and system principles.

To meet the high demand for continuing education and professional development among healthcare engineering, safety, emergency and executive leadership professionals, SMS, Inc. is introducing two-day regional certification programs at locations throughout the country. The program will include:

 
  • 1 1/2 days of valuable instruction for test preparation.
  • Instructional coverage for the entire field of healthcare emergency preparedness: Incident Command Systems, NIMS, Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Healthcare Sustainability.
  • The CHEP certification exam: proctored by SMS, Inc. on behalf of the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management (BCHCM).

"We're incredibly pleased to be rolling out such beneficial CHEP certification courses across the country," says Eric Phillips, Business Development Manager at SMS, Inc. "The newly developed CHEP credential is so important for professional healthcare emergency workers to have that we're proud to be leading the way by giving them access to such an informative program and credentialing process."

The SMS, Inc. CHEP prep course is a critical next-step for emergency management professionals. The BCHCM strongly believes that CHEP-certified professionals will be the most effective individuals responsible for coordinating the necessary components of any emergency program. Covering a wide range of topics, from emergency planning to recovery efforts, SMS Inc.'s preparation course will complement the candidates' experience and knowledge to give a big advantage to emergency management professionals in a relatively short amount of time.

The Importance of Certified Healthcare Emergency Professionals
BCHCM, founded in 1978, developed the CHEP credential to recognize the need for qualified disaster response and emergency management professionals in healthcare settings and organizations. New CHEP professionals can help lead the way by helping develop realistic emergency management and action response plans. CHEP professionals understand the importance of coordinating all phases of healthcare emergency with community officials and other outside agencies including state and federal entities. CHEP professionals come from a variety of healthcare backgrounds including emergency management, nursing, administration, risk, safety, emergency medicine and facility management. For more information on the Board of Certified Hazard Control Management visit www.chcm-chsp.org

About the CHEP Exam
Candidates for certification are formally appointed by their organizations as the Emergency Manager or Coordinator. Appointed certification candidates must document relevant experience and education while other candidates must document relevant emergency and disaster response experience in a healthcare setting. The CHEP exam focuses on program design, accreditation standards, compliance regulations, incident command systems, emergency communications, organizational cultures, NFPA 1600, fire & egress, hazardous materials response, hazard vulnerability analysis, system methods, pandemic, terrorism and natural disasters. All candidates must achieve a passing score on the closed-book CHEP exam.

About SMS, Inc.
Safety Management Services, Inc. Online at CHEP credentialing programs and to learn how to host a program in your region: ephillips(at)safemgt(dot)com

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/emergency_preparedness/compliance_healthcare/prweb3103834.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Holiday Toy Safety: Tips to Protect Young Eyes
2. Research partnership will study how electronic medical records can address genetics of drug safety
3. Seattle Public Schools Get Free “Helmets 4 Safety”
4. Red Cross Implements Change to Enhance Donor Safety for Younger Donors
5. Liberty Mutual Teen Driving Website Offers New Family Communication Tools to Promote Driving Safety
6. At Waters Forum, Rep. DeLauro, Administration Urge Congress to Improve the Safety of Imported Food
7. Outbreak Investigation Highlights Drug Safety Issues
8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Introduces Quality-In-Sights(R) Primary Care Incentive Program to Improve Quality and Safety of Patient Care
9. Officials Stress Safety as Swine Flu Vaccine Arrives
10. Morehead Presents Webinar on "Measuring the Organization's Patient Safety Culture"
11. Thirty-one Minnesota Hospitals Win Patient Safety Awards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... The law firm of Morrow, Morrow, ... The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage applicants to pursue a degree ... employment within these two parishes. , “We have available jobs in St. Landry ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... VA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... CDRH Enforcement Trends: , Back to ... , As Winston Churchill said, “Those who don’t learn from history ... show what to expect when they come knocking this year. But that takes time. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... With a hectic schedule, a demanding job, and no time to decompress, Rabinowitz found ... she dedicated herself to meditation for its impact on her life, implementing a 20-minute-per-day ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Appleton, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 ... ... its second Lean Leadership Series at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on April ... to practice new behaviors and create new habits. The workshops cover a broad ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Fisher House Foundation Chairman ... John J. Lee, Nevada Military Support Alliance president Scott Bensing, and Peggy Kearns Director, ... VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. This will be the first Fisher House in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... N.J. , Feb. 12, 2016  Innophos Holdings, Inc. ... and nutritional specialty ingredients, today announced that it will host ... 10:00 am ET to discuss its fourth quarter and full ... --> The press release detailing fourth quarter and full ... after market close. --> ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... 2016 (Kanadische ... http://www.sedar.com ) und der Website ... --> http://www.sedar.com ) und ... abrufbar.    --> Telesta ... Konzernabschluss des zweiten Quartals und die ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... JOSE, Calif. , Feb. 12, 2016  SI-BONE, Inc., a ... System ® ("iFuse"), a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated ... that National Government Services, Inc. (NGS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) ... Illinois , Maine , Massachusetts ... , New York , Rhode ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: