Planning and Response

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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 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 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 Library of the New Jersey Health Care Association Emergency Preparedness Library of the New Jersey Health Care Association Recommendations & Guidance
Emergency Preparedness Planning for Nursing Homes and Residential Care Settings in Vermont This manual was developed for nursing homes, assisted living residences, residential care homes and therapeutic community care homes in Vermont. The manual is organized into three sections. Section I provides an introduction to basic emergency management concepts. Section II helps users take a “bird's eye view” of their facility, setting the context for developing an emergency preparedness plan tailored to a specific facility's needs. Section III contains five planning modules that focus on priority aspects of emergency preparedness, including establishing a chain of command, setting up redundant communications systems, planning for staffing shortages, planning to shelter in place and planning for evacuation. The manual includes worksheets and checklists to help identify gaps and strengthen plans. Checklist, Evacuation Planning, Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities The objective of this Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Health Care Facilities is to help health care facilities develop a robust Emergency Water Supply Plan as part of its overall facility Emergency Operations Plan. The Guide also provides information on some advantages and disadvantages of different emergency water supply options. Recommendations & Guidance
ESRD National Coordinating Center for Kidney Community Emergency Response This is a link to the Kidney Community Response page on the website of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center. There are many valuable tools on this site for professionals as well as patients. Evacuation Planning, Recommendations & Guidance, Reports & Articles, Training Resources
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