Each year our facilities are faced with emergency challenges including fire, generator failure, power outages and more. This section will help you better prepare for, or recover from, a disaster. You will find an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Template; guidance on requesting or responding to a HAN drill; information on working with HC Standard; links to helpful tools and training opportunities; and there is City, County, and State contact information for building strong relationships with emergency responders in your community. All of these resources are to help aid in planning, training, and assisting for a real emergency.
Helpful Preparedness Resources
FHCA Emergency Preparedness Portal | Preparedness tools and resources specifically for long term care.
North Dakota Department of Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Section
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Long Term Care Emergency Preparedness Video | Video was developed by the Virginia Department of Health to be an educational tool for in-service staff training on emergency preparedness specific to long-term care facilities. Major points include; preparation, sheltering in place and evacuation.
EP Newsletter | Fall 2015 issue
State Medical Assets Video | Short video showing what the NDDoH Emergency Preparedness & Response Section can set up during a disaster.
Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Template | An evolving template of resources, tools, and checklists to assist facilities with the development, maintainence, and implementation of their all-hazard emergency operations plan.
Basic Overview of Proposed CMS Emergency Preparedness Regulations | (Recorded March 10, 2014). On December 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule in the federal register to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, to increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters.
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