The Objective:

-Describe the process of planning, developing, implementing and learning from healthcare specific drills and exercises.
-Describe the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program’s (HSEEP) tiered approach to exercise development.
-Discuss the unique requirements from regulatory agencies when developing and implementing a drill or exercise.


– What are some of the biggest challenges in developing and implementing a preparedness exercise in a hospital setting?
– What differences/similarities exist between hospital and municipal preparedness exercises?

Reference to appropriate authoritative resources and official websites. Must be accessible online. Use New Times Roman 12 font with 1” margins and APA style. The answer should be at least 400 words.

The required readings is in the attachments:

Reilly, M., &Markenson, D. S. (2010). Health Care Emergency Management: Principles and Practice

  • Chapter 6: Introduction to Exercise Design and Evaluation
  • Chapter 8: Education and Training Emergency management principles and practices for healthcare systems (2006).

Kaji, A, Langford, V, Lewis,R (2008) Assessing Hospital Disaster Preparedness: A Comparison of an On-Site Survey, Directly Observed Drill Performance, and Video Analysis of Teamwork, Annals of Emergency Medicine V52, No3, 195-201


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