Planning and Response

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Establishing And Refining Hurricane Response Systems For Long-Term Care Facilities This article published in the journal Health Affairs reviews the findings and outcomes of the 2006 Hurricane Summit, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Florida Health Care Association. Summit participants included representatives from five Gulf Coast states that sustained hurricane damage during 2005, along with representatives from Georgia, which was a receiving state for hurricane evacuees. Participants evaluated disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for long term care provider networks and identified gaps that impeded safe resident evacuation and disaster response. The article identifies specific areas warranting further attention, presented as lessons learned. Evacuation Planning, Reports & Articles
Ethical Guidance for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (A White Paper) This white paper was developed through the work of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); the main focus is on the ethical orientation that should guide the planning and recovery phases. Reports & Articles
Ethical Guidelines for the Development of Emergency Plans Planning processes that include careful consideration of ethical principles for disasters and emergencies in long term facilities will assist staff in responding to crisis situations from a perspective that is fair and just. This document developed by the American Health Care Association presents an ethical framework to assist long-term care facilities as they review their emergency and disaster plans to ensure that they have taken into account ethical values and process elements. Policy, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Research
Evacuation Plan Development Tool Kit - Colorado This website of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides several downloadable tools for providers. Included is an Evacuation Decision Tree and a tool for rating residents’ evacuation capabilities. Evacuation Planning, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Evacuation Zones (Florida) This resource provides a link to the Florida Division of Emergency Management's web page on evacuation zones. During an emergency, your local emergency management program (EOC) should always be consulted regarding evacuation orders. If you are looking for evacuation zones in another state, use the search bar and search for the List of State Emergency Management Agencies. Evacuation Planning, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
Facility to Facility Memorandum of Understanding: Outline of Key Elements This document provides an outline to guide nursing home and assisted living facility providers in establishing Memorandums of Understanding with other providers in the event of resident transfer during a local or widespread emergency. Evacuation Planning, Sample Templates & Toolkits
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
FEMA Whole Community Approach to Emergency Preparedness FEMA: A Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management: Principles, Themes, and Pathways for Action Recommendations & Guidance
FHCA Crosswalk: CMS Emerg. Prep. Rule and the Florida CEMP for Nursing Homes The FHCA Crosswalk compares the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule with Florida's requirements for the Comprehensive Emergency Management Planning Criteria for Nursing Homes (AHCA 3110). This resource is located in the members-only section of the FHCA website. Policy, Recommendations & Guidance, Regulations and Mandates
Findings of the National Long Term Care Evacuation Transportation Summit This is a report of the 2009 National Long Term Care Evacuation Transportation Summit, sponsored by the John A. Hartford Foundation and hosted by the Florida Health Care Association and the American Health Care Association. The Summit convened leaders from diverse industries to deliberate about how to ensure that nursing homes have access to appropriate and sufficient transportation resources during a disaster. Among the forty delegates were representatives from the federal and state governments, transportation industry, public health, emergency operations, and long-term care. Evacuation Planning, Reports & Articles
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
FL Administrative Code: Rule Chapter 59A-4 - Minimum Standards for Nursing Homes Florida Administrative Code - Rule Chapter 59A-4 - Minimum Standards for Nursing Homes (complete chapter). Regulations and Mandates
FL Statutes - Chapter 400 Nursing Homes FL Statutes Title XXIX, Chapter 400 - Nursing Homes Regulations and Mandates
Fla. Dept. of Environmental Protection: Sinkholes FDEP website with information about sinkhole formation. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment