Planning and Response

Title Description Topics
U.S. Dept. of Transportation: Guidance for the Safe Transportation of Medical Oxygen for Personal Use on Buses and Trains This guidance was developed in the aftermath of a bus accident during Hurricane Rita in 2005. The guidance explains current regulatory requirements applicable to the transportation of medical oxygen on buses and trains and includes recommendations for handling oxygen cylinders. Regulations and Mandates
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Active Shooter - How to Respond This booklet from the Dept. of Homeland Security highlights and explains how to respond to an active shooter situation; an active shooter situation is one type of workplace violence. Recommendations & Guidance
Severe Weather Awareness Guide Severe Weather Awareness Guide Information for Consumers
Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings Influenza
OSHA: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances OSHA website with detailed information on chemical substances & associated risks. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
National Preparedness Resource Library FEMA National Preparedness Resource Library. Recommendations & Guidance
National Fire Protection Association NFPA's webpage with access to National Fire Safety Codes for healthcare facilities Regulations and Mandates
Mass Fatality Planning - Managing Remains in Disasters This document is a sample policy/procedure available from the California Association of Health Facilities' Disaster Program. Sample Templates & Toolkits
Management of Dead Bodies After Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders Though not written specifically for LTC facilities, this document from the Pan American Health Organization provides guidance in several sections that are applicable to LTC facilities that must manage human remains during disaster situations when a proper morgue or funeral home is unable to provide assistance. Recommendations & Guidance
LTC Emergency Operations Plan Evaluation From the California Association of Health Facilities, this evaluation tool helps LTC facilities evaluate their disaster plans and identify opportunities for improvement and enhancement. Checklist
Fla. Dept. of Environmental Protection: Sinkholes FDEP website with information about sinkhole formation. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
FL Administrative Code: Nursing Home Minimum Standards - Rule Chapter 59A-4.130 (Life Safety) Florida Administrative Code: Nursing Home Minimum Standards, Rule 59A-4.130 - Fire Prevention, Fire Protection, and Life Safety, Systems Failure and External Emergency Communications. Regulations and Mandates
FL Administrative Code: Nursing Home Minimum Standards, Rule Chapter 59A-4.126 (Disaster Preparedness) Minimum Standards for nursing homes, Rule Chapter 59A-4.126 (disaster preparedness), Florida Administrative Code. Regulations and Mandates
FEMA Whole Community Approach to Emergency Preparedness FEMA: A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action Recommendations & Guidance
FDA: Food Safety Information for Healthcare Professionals FDA website with food safety information, resources, and other items of interest for health care professionals. Recommendations & Guidance