Planning and Response

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Emergency Preparedness Library of the New Jersey Health Care Association Emergency Preparedness Library of the New Jersey Health Care Association 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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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 Acronyms and Glossary Disaster Acronyms and Glossary Checklist
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
Cybersecurity for Healthcare Facilities This resource is a link to the Cybersecurity Topics Collection in the Technical Resources Assistance Center and Information Exchange (TRACIE). Recent cyber attacks on healthcare facilities have had significant effects on every aspect of patient care and organizational continuity. They highlight the need for healthcare organizations of all sizes and types to implement cybersecurity best practices and conduct robust planning and exercising for cyber incident response and consequence management. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Incident Response, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Training Resources
Continuity of Operations Planning for Healthcare Organizations - Training PowerPoint This is a PowerPoint presentation used in COOP training conducted by the Northeast Florida Healthcare Coalition on February 24, 2015, "Continuity of Operations Planning for Healthcare Organizations." Training Resources
Continuity of Operations Plan Template for Long Term Care Facilities This template, written for long term care facilities by the California Association of Health Facilities, is designed to assist providers in developing an effective continuity of operations (COOP) plan for emergency scenarios that result in an interruption in services and/or operations. Long term care residents are very vulnerable and rely upon providers to be adequately prepared to safely care for them during emergency events. With appropriate emergency planning, facilities will be able to minimize the loss of life, property and revenue and ensure that essential functions are continued during and after an emergency. A COOP will guide facilities through actions needed to achieve a timely resumption of their normal operations. This COOP template is intended to be used in addition to your Emergency Operations Plan (also known as a Disaster Response or Preparedness Plan) or EOP. Checklist, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Comprehensive Care for Vulnerable Elderly Veterans During Disasters This study examines the experiences of evacuations and sheltering of Veterans Health Administration (VHA) nursing homes (VANHs) during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Interviews were conducted with nursing home staff and representatives, which revealed that physical harm, psychological distress, cognitive decline, and increased social isolation were areas that deserved special attention for this vulnerable population. Research