Planning and Response

Title Description Topics
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
CMS: Survey and Certification Emergency Preparedness Resources This CMS website provides information and tools, utilizing an “all hazards” approach for disruptive events. The site provides useful information for developing effective and robust emergency plans and responses, and is “one-stop shopping” to obtain both mandated and voluntary emergency preparedness information and tools. The site includes a link Templates & Checklists, Lessons Learned, Health care Provider Guidance, and State Survey Agency Guidance. Regulations and Mandates
CMS: Survey and Certification Effective Healthcare Provider Emergency Planning CMS's webpage dedicated to healthcare provider guidance on emergency preparedness. Regulations and Mandates
CMS State Operations Manual: Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities Survey protocols and Interpretive Guidelines are established in the State Operations Manual for Long Term Care Facilities to provide guidance to personnel conducting surveys; they serve to clarify and/or explain the intent of the regulations and all surveyors are required to use them in assessing compliance with Federal requirements. Regulations and Mandates
CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather CDC's webpage on natural disasters & severe weather, including definitions Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
CDC: Chemical Emergencies CDC's webpage on chemical hazards and emergencies. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
CDC: Bioterrorism Overview CDC's webpage on bioterrorism. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
CDC Resources: Safety in a Power Outage What you need to know when the power goes out unexpectedly Power Outages
Active Shooter Policy Template This is a suggested policy template for LTC facilities related to active shooter situations. It must be reviewed and modified by each individual facility and their legal advisers. This resource was developed in New Jersey, and thus references various resources that would need to be modified for other locales. Sample Templates & Toolkits
Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting This resource was developed by the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Partnership. It addresses active shooter situations in healthcare settings, as one example of workplace violence. Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits, Training Resources
CDC Guidance: 2015-16 Flu Season CDC Information on the 2015-16 flu season. Influenza
California Assoc. of Health Facilities Disaster Preparedness Program This website contains information, tools, and resources for LTC emergency preparedness. Recommendations & Guidance
CAHF: Wildfires and Healthcare Facilities This webpage provides LTC facilities with helpful information and resources on wildfires. Some information is California-specific, but much is applicable anywhere. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
AirNow: Air Quality Index This webpage provides information on air quality related to air particle pollution (e.g., wildfires) and other air pollution causes. Additional links are available from the website to air quality advisories by state/zip code. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness - Jan 2012 National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness - Jan 2012 (ASPR). Recommendations & Guidance