Planning and Response

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Digital lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy (DHS) This document provides an overview on how social media was used in preparation for, in response to, and in recovery from Hurricane Sandy (“Sandy”) in late October 2012. Reports & Articles
Disaster Acronyms and Glossary Disaster Acronyms and Glossary Checklist
Disaster Preparedness Program Resources - California Association of Health Facilities This is a link to the website of the California Association of Health Facilities Disaster Preparedness Program, established in September 2006, with the help of the California Department of Public Health Services (CDPH) and with funding through the Federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP). The CAHF-DPP website provides information and tools to assist long-term care facilities determine effective and efficient ways for disaster planning and integration into their Emergency Management Program, where appropriate. The site offers updated information and tools compliant with the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule (implementation date Nov 15, 2017). Checklist, Evacuation Planning, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Influenza, Preparedness Exercise, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits, Training Resources
Disaster Program Resources from the California Association of Health Facilities This website is dedicated to disaster preparedness for LTC facilities in California. Many of the resources are universal and applicable to any locale. Recommendations & Guidance
Emergency Management Planning Criteria for Nursing Home Facilities (Florida) Emergency Management Planning Criteria for Nursing Home Facilities, set by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration in 1994. Regulations and Mandates
Emergency Operations Plan Elements Defined for LTC This original FHCA publication addresses the Basic Emergency Operations Plan elements. It modifies the definitions of FEMA’s Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101, placing the meaning into the context of the nursing home operational environment to help providers build an EOP that is recognizable across emergency management offices and first responders. Sample Templates & Toolkits
Emergency Operations Program and Plan Manual - California Association of Health Facilities This Emergency Operations Program and Plan (EOP) Template for Skilled Nursing Facilities is provided by the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF). It was initially developed in 2015 and was revised in 2017 with funding from the California Dept. of Public Health Emergency Operations Program (Grant #15-10756) to incorporate new federal emergency preparedness regulations for Medicare/Medicaid certified providers released in 2016. It is offered as a base template from which a skilled nursing facility (SNF) can build a comprehensive EOP, and incorporates various positive practices in addition to regulatory requirements. Other facility types such as Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, may find this template useful with some additional customization to reflect their unique populations, operations, and regulatory differences. Checklist, Evacuation Planning, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Emergency Plan Regulations and Review - All License Types (Florida Facilities) Chart of emergency plan regulations and review, published by the Agency for Health Care Administration (Florida). Regulations and Mandates
Emergency Preparedness Checklist for Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Group Homes This tool was developed by the Montgomery County Advanced Practice Center for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response. The checklist is designed to help ensure that health care facilities are not only well prepared but also able to shelter-in-place and remain self-sufficient during a variety of emergencies. The author states that the checklist has proven to be a useful tool in emergency preparedness training, planning, and assessment; annual quality-of-care surveys; follow-up inquiries and consultation; and efforts to contact facility administrators during actual emergencies. Although licensing and quality standards vary by jurisdiction, public health professionals and local, state, and federal regulators can view the checklist as a template that is readily adaptable to their needs and uses. [Citation: Montgomery County, Maryland. Advanced Practice Center for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, “Emergency Preparedness Checklist,” June 2005.] Checklist, Evacuation Planning, Recommendations & Guidance
Emergency Preparedness Guide for Assisted Living Communities Developed in collaboration with the National Center for Assisted Living, this guide is based on FEMA's Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101 (CPG 101). This resource supports assisted living facilities to build emergency operations plans that local emergency management offices will immediately recognize. The guide includes a template using the traditional FEMA functional emergency plan format and demonstrations on how to complete various sections. This resource is available to FHCA members, or to members of the American Health Care Association/NCAL. Key Words: Emergency Preparedness Guide, Assisted Living Communities, Assisted Living Facilities, CPG 101, Emergency Operations Plan Template Evacuation Planning, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Emergency Preparedness Library of the New Jersey Health Care Association Emergency Preparedness Library of the New Jersey Health Care Association Recommendations & Guidance
Emergency Preparedness Planning for Nursing Homes and Residential Care Settings in Vermont This manual was developed for nursing homes, assisted living residences, residential care homes and therapeutic community care homes in Vermont. The manual is organized into three sections. Section I provides an introduction to basic emergency management concepts. Section II helps users take a “bird's eye view” of their facility, setting the context for developing an emergency preparedness plan tailored to a specific facility's needs. Section III contains five planning modules that focus on priority aspects of emergency preparedness, including establishing a chain of command, setting up redundant communications systems, planning for staffing shortages, planning to shelter in place and planning for evacuation. The manual includes worksheets and checklists to help identify gaps and strengthen plans. Checklist, Evacuation Planning, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers This is a link to a page on the ASPR TRACIE website devoted to the CMS Emergency Preapredness Rule that went into effect November 2016. The compiled resources include the four core elements of the Rule as well as a Topics Collection with information to assist providers and suppliers to implement the new requirements. The four core elements are the CMS Emergency Preapredness Rule are: (1) Emergency Plan; (2) Policies and Procedures; (3) Communication Plan; and, (4) Training and Testing. Checklist, Recommendations & Guidance, Regulations and Mandates, Sample Templates & Toolkits, Training Resources
Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities The objective of this Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities is to help health care facilities develop a robust Emergency Water Supply Plan as part of its overall facility Emergency Operations Plan. The Guide also provides information on some advantages and disadvantages of different emergency water supply options. Recommendations & Guidance
ESRD National Coordinating Center for Kidney Community Emergency Response This is a link to the Kidney Community Response page on the website of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center. There are many valuable tools on this site for professionals as well as patients. Evacuation Planning, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Training Resources