Emergency Preparedness (CME)

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2019

Emergency Preparedness, Part 1: Preparing for An Emergency (CME)

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2017

Results from a spring 2014 emergency preparedness survey show sizable gaps in emergency and surge planning. In Part 1 of this multi-session CME program, participants learn how to prepare their medical practice for an emergency.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Activity Development Team

  • Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (Faculty and Planner)
  • Mike Fraser (Planner)
  • Angie Halaja-Henriques (Planner)
  • Thomas Hipper (Planner)
  • Jillian Nash (Planner)
  • Suzanne Yunghans (Planner)

The members of the Activity Development Team have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Enduring material expires: 12/31/2019

This program was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number U90TP000545-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Emergency Preparedness, Part 2: Risk and Hazard Vulnerability Assessment for Medical Practices (CME)

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2017

Results from a spring 2014 emergency preparedness survey show sizable gaps in emergency and surge planning. In Part 2 of this multi-session CME program, participants learn how to assess the risk and hazard vulnerability of their medical practice.

Click here to take the CME

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Activity Development Team

  • Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (Faculty and Planner)
  • Mike Fraser (Planner)
  • Angie Halaja-Henriques (Planner)
  • Thomas Hipper (Planner)
  • Jillian Nash (Planner)
  • Suzanne Yunghans (Planner)

The members of the Activity Development Team have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Enduring material expires: 12/31/2019

This program was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number U90TP000545-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Emergency Preparedness, Part 3: Key Elements of Business Continuity Planning (CME)

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2017

Results from a spring 2014 emergency preparedness survey show sizable gaps in emergency and surge planning. In Part 3 of this multi-session CME program, participants learn strategies for maintaining practice operations during disasters that disrupt infrastructure, supplies, staff availability, or utilities.

Click here to take the CME

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Activity Development Team

  • Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (Faculty and Planner)
  • Mike Fraser (Planner)
  • Angie Halaja-Henriques (Planner)
  • Thomas Hipper (Planner)
  • Jillian Nash (Planner)
  • Suzanne Yunghans (Planner)

The members of the Activity Development Team have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Enduring material expires: 12/31/2019

This program was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number U90TP000545-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Emergency Preparedness, Part 4: Evaluating Your Practice Plan - Training and Drills (CME)

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017

Results from a spring 2014 emergency preparedness survey show sizable gaps in emergency and surge planning. In Part 4 of this multi-session CME program, participants learn how to evaluate their practice emergency plan.

Click here to take the CME

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Activity Development Team

  • Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (Faculty and Planner)
  • Mike Fraser (Planner)
  • Angie Halaja-Henriques (Planner)
  • Thomas Hipper (Planner)
  • Jillian Nash (Planner)
  • Suzanne Yunghans (Planner)

The members of the Activity Development Team have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Enduring material expires: 12/31/2019

This program was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number U90TP000545-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Emergency Preparedness, Part 5: Communicating Your Emergency Plan (CME)

Last Updated: Dec 11, 2017

Results from a spring 2014 emergency preparedness survey show sizable gaps in emergency and surge planning. In Part 5 of this multi-session CME program, participants learn how to communicate your emergency plan with your patients and partners.

Click here to take the CME

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Activity Development Team

  • Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (Faculty and Planner)
  • Mike Fraser (Planner)
  • Angie Halaja-Henriques (Planner)
  • Thomas Hipper (Planner)
  • Jillian Nash (Planner)
  • Suzanne Yunghans (Planner)

The members of the Activity Development Team have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Enduring material expires: 12/31/2019

This program was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number U90TP000545-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Emergency Preparedness, Part 6: Preparing Patients with Special Needs (CME)

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2017

Results from a spring 2014 emergency preparedness survey show sizable gaps in emergency and surge planning. In Part 6 of this multi-session CME program, participants learn how to include patients with special needs in your practice’s emergency plan.

Click here to take the CME

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Activity Development Team

  • Esther Chernak, MD, MPH, FACP (Faculty and Planner)
  • Mike Fraser (Planner)
  • Angie Halaja-Henriques (Planner)
  • Thomas Hipper (Planner)
  • Jillian Nash (Planner)
  • Suzanne Yunghans (Planner)

The members of the Activity Development Team have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Enduring material expires: 12/31/2019

This program was supported by the Cooperative Agreement number U90TP000545-03, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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