• Describe the process that you plan to use to conduct research, identify findings, and develop the Comprehensive Project that is due in Unit 5.
o Present a brief outline indicating how you intend to organize the project deliverable.
• Review the processes and outlines of other students, providing objective feedback that will help strengthen the effectiveness of their efforts and the quality of the finished product.
Write a research paper concerning this scenario: You have been charged with the development of a Crisis Management Plan for the real or hypothetical health care organization that you chose earlier in this course. Your research should be based on the following criteria:
• Select a real or hypothetical crisis such as a natural disaster (hurricane, tornado, flooding, or earthquake), a catastrophic building failure, or an act of terrorism.
• Discuss resource management based on ethical approaches used during crisis management.
o Consider issues such as patient triage or current as well as incoming patients, supply, and personnel availability.
• Discuss and develop an authoritative chain of command for crisis management.
o Include such responsibilities as Incident Commander, Communications Officer, and other members of the chain of command for the incident.
• Discuss the importance and implementation of community communication, involvement, and coordination.
• Discuss the necessary policies for personnel management and safety.
o Include provisions for lock-down status and family communication abilities.