ASC Academy: A Guide to Emergency Drills


Prepare for Emergencies and Critical Incidents

Enhance the preparedness and response capabilities of perioperative teams in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospital outpatient departments (HOPD) with the latest course in the ASC Academy Leadership Guides series.

A Guide to Emergency Drills is designed to equip outpatient surgery leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, conduct, and evaluate the effectiveness of emergency drills.

How to Develop and Implement Effective Emergency Drills

ASC Academy: A Guide to Emergency Drills will help your team develop and implement comprehensive emergency response plans, execute emergency drills, evaluate the effectiveness of the drills, and implement improvements to enhance communication and collaboration among the healthcare team. This course includes the tools you need for practical application of the following emergency drills:

  • Fire
  • Local anesthetic systemic toxicity
  • Active shooter
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Hospital transfer
  • Malignant hyperthermia

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Course Features

ASC Academy: A Guide to Emergency Drills facilitates learning and implementation with the following course features:

  • Video-based learning
  • Tools
  • Checklists
  • Templates
  • Step-by-step instructions for implementation

Course Objectives

  1. Identify potential risks and emergencies that may arise in the perioperative environment.
  2. Develop comprehensive plans to respond to emergencies, including team member roles and responsibilities.
  3. Conduct and evaluate effective emergency drills.
  4. Enhance communication and coordination based on evaluation results.

Contact Hours

Upon completion of the course and course evaluation, students will earn 1.5 contact hours.


This program is approved for up to 1.5 hours of AEUs and up to 0.0 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #0102.

Course Access

The learner has 6 months from the time of first course launch to access and complete the course.

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