Laboratory Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans ensure continued performance of essential functions under a broad range of circumstances. The Laboratory Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Course is designed to provide guidance and the tools necessary for the development of laboratory continuity plans. A COOP plan is a living document and will likely need to be revised over time. Since COOP planning can vary based on need, this course will outline one scenario.
This basic-level eLearning course will provide the purpose and components of a laboratory COOP plan. Topics covered include planning objectives and considerations that apply when developing a COOP plan, identifying factors to consider when selecting alternate work facilities, and maintenance cycle and revisions of a COOP plan.
Public health and clinical laboratory managers and staff, safety professionals and persons interested or required to develop a laboratory continuity plan.
Course content is closed captioned, where applicable, and optimized for a screen reader.
At the end of this course, learners should be able to:
- Identify the purpose of a COOP plan.
- Identify the components of a COOP plan.
- Identify the planning objectives and considerations that apply when developing a COOP plan.
- Identify factors to consider when selecting alternate work facilities.
- Describe the maintenance cycle and revisions of a COOP plan.
Continuing Education (CE)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 3.0 contact hour(s) P.A.C.E.® credit.
P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-017-23.