Planning and Response

Title Description Topics
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
The Stafford Act - Federal Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207, and Related Authorities. Regulations and Mandates
Healthcare Workplaces Classified as Very High or High Exposure Risk for Pandemic Influenza OSHA Fact Sheet: Healthcare Workplaces Classified as Very High or High Exposure Risk for Pandemic Influenza Influenza
Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu (Podcast and Transcript) Clean Hands Help Prevent the Flu (Podcast & Transcript) Influenza
CDC Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities This is a link to the CDC's page on influenza, specifically the CDC Interim Guidance for Influenza Outbreak Management in Long-Term Care Facilities. Influenza
2011 OSHA website for workers and employers about how to reduce the spread of flu in the workplace 2011 OSHA's updated website for workers & employers about how to reduce the spread of flu in the workplace Influenza
General Procedures for Properly Putting On and Taking Off a Disposable Respirator (pdf) General Procedures for Properly Putting On and Taking Off a Disposable Respirator (pdf) Influenza
CDC Respiratory Safe Practices Poster (pdf) CDC Respiratory Safe Practices Poster (pdf) Influenza
OIG Report (2006) Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Recent Hurricanes Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Recent Hurricanes Reports & Articles
Twelve-Fatality Nursing Home Fire This technical report series looks at a nursing home fire in Norfolk, VA. Many patients restrained to beds with cotton cravats or connected to life support systems made evacuation by firefighters extremely difficult. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
Communication with Vulnerable Populations: A Transportation and Emergency Management Toolkit This toolkit describes how to create a communication process to reach vulnerable populations regarding their transportation options in emergencies. This toolkit provides a guiding framework and tools for constructing a scalable, adaptable communication process built on a network of agencies from public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Vulnerable Populations
Tips for Evacuating Vulnerable Populations Tips for Evacuating Vulnerable Populations Evacuation Planning
National Criteria for Evacuation Decision-Making in Nursing Homes A first of its kind, the criteria supports nursing home administrators, regional representatives, and owners in identifying external and internal triggers that contribute to a decision to evacuate or shelter-in-place. Evacuation Planning
GAO 06826 Limitations in Federal Evacuation Assistance for Health Facilities Should be Addressed Hurricane Katrina demonstrated difficulties involved in evacuating communities and raised questions about how hospitals and nursing homes plan for evacuations and how the federal government assists. The Government Accountability Office assessed the evacuation of hospital patients and nursing home residents. They examined (1) the challenges hospital and nursing home administrators faced, (2) the extent to which limitations exist in the design of the National Disaster Medical (NDMS) to assist with patient evacuations, and (3) the federal requirements for hospital and nursing home disaster and evacuation planning. Research
Disaster Acronyms and Glossary Disaster Acronyms and Glossary Checklist