Planning and Response

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Pandemic Influenza Workbook for Long Term Care Providers This workbook provides guidance to long term providers on what actions to take to protect the health and safety of the staff and residents in their facilities in the event of a pandemic influenza outbreak. The document explains why long term care providers need to prepare for a pandemic, what they need to do to be prepared, and how they can go about making preparations. Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Planning for Water Supply Interruptions: A Guide for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities This information sheet highlights some of the impacts of a water interruption and poses questions to ask to help prepare for an interruption. Additionally, it provides some information on existing resources that can help to develop and implement a preparedness strategy. Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles
Planning Templates and Checklists This is a link to the California Association of Healthcare Facilities' Disaster Preparedness Program website, which provides extensive resources, guides, templates, exercises and materials related to long term care emergency preparedness. Checklist, Sample Templates & Toolkits
PREPARE Disaster Plan Template and Guidelines This document was developed in 2008 by Mather LifeWays with funding from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The document provides templates to assist long term care organizations plan and prepare to meet the needs of both residents and staff in the event of a disaster/emergency. The Disaster Plan is compliant with current (2008) federal guidelines for disaster planning (National Incident Management System). Included are templates for mutual aid agreements, and other examples. Sample Templates & Toolkits
Protecting the Air We Breathe - A Deeper Look at Legionnaires’ Disease CDC investigations of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks show that the most common places for getting the disease are hotels, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. The most likely sources for spreading water droplets contaminated with Legionella germs are showers and faucets, cooling towers that are part of large, centralized air conditioning systems, hot tubs, and decorative fountains and water features. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Reports & Articles, Research, Vulnerable Populations
Protecting the Healthcare Digital Infrastructure: Cybersecurity Checklist The computer networks, databases, and wireless systems that make up the digital infrastructure within healthcare organization are unfortunately prone to attack. This resource provides a checklist of considerations and strategies that organizations should consider and implement to protect their digital infrastructure. Checklist, Recommendations & Guidance
Public Health Preparedness - Environmental Health Florida - DOH - Preparedness and Response webpage for environmental health topics, including protecting drinking water supplies. Recommendations & Guidance
Ransomware Attacks on the Healthcare and Public Health Sector: A Message from the Secretary of Health and Human Services (2016) This resource is the June 20, 2016 letter from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services regarding ransomware attacks on the healthcare and public health sector. Included is a U.S. Government inter-agency technical guidance document, "How to Protect Your Networks from Ransomware" with links to other cybersecurity resources. Government Emergency Contacts, Recommendations & Guidance, Training Resources
Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health The Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is a database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the Internet at no cost. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases, and similar materials selected from over 700 organizations for a professional audience. Materials selected are from non-commercial publishing sources and supplement disaster-related resources from PubMed (biomedical journal literature) and MedlinePlus (health information for the public). Evacuation Planning, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Research, Sample Templates & Toolkits, Training Resources, Vulnerable Populations
Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings Influenza
Sample Policy for Emergent Infectious Diseases for Skilled Nursing Care Centers To provide guidance to long term and post-acute care providers on how to prepare for infectious diseases that have the potential to pose a significant public health threat to the residents, families and staff of the skilled nursing care center. Incident Response, Influenza, Recommendations & Guidance
Severe Weather Awareness Guide Severe Weather Awareness Guide Information for Consumers
Shelter in Place: Planning Resource Guide for Nursing Homes This guide provides examples, references, and comparisons to what a care center has already built into its existing Emergency Management Program. Recommendations & Guidance
The Effects of Evacuation on Nursing Home Residents with Dementia The authors of this report discuss their findings from research conducted on the effects of evacuation from Hurricane Gustav on residents with severe dementia. Evacuation Planning, Research, Vulnerable Populations
The Joplin Tornado - A Long Term Care Perspective This is a handout from a presentation given by Jon Dolan with the Missouri Health Care Association at the University of Nebraska Medical College 2011 Conference, "Public Health and Medical Disaster Response in Action: The Joplin Story". The handout highlights the impact to long term care facilities, strategies employed and lessons learned. Evacuation Planning, Incident Response, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles