Planning and Response

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CMS State Operations Manual: Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities Survey protocols and Interpretive Guidelines are established in the State Operations Manual for Long Term Care Facilities to provide guidance to personnel conducting surveys; they serve to clarify and/or explain the intent of the regulations and all surveyors are required to use them in assessing compliance with Federal requirements. Regulations and Mandates
CDC: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather CDC's webpage on natural disasters & severe weather, including definitions Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
CDC: Chemical Emergencies CDC's webpage on chemical hazards and emergencies. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
CDC: Bioterrorism Overview CDC's webpage on bioterrorism. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
CDC Resources: Safety in a Power Outage What you need to know when the power goes out unexpectedly Power Outages
Active Shooter Policy Template This is a suggested policy template for LTC facilities related to active shooter situations. It must be reviewed and modified by each individual facility and their legal advisers. This resource was developed in New Jersey, and thus references various resources that would need to be modified for other locales. Sample Templates & Toolkits
Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting This resource was developed by the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Partnership. It addresses active shooter situations in healthcare settings, as one example of workplace violence. Recommendations & Guidance, Sample Templates & Toolkits, Training Resources
CDC Guidance: 2015-16 Flu Season CDC Information on the 2015-16 flu season. Influenza
California Assoc. of Health Facilities Disaster Preparedness Program This website contains information, tools, and resources for LTC emergency preparedness. Recommendations & Guidance
CAHF: Wildfires and Healthcare Facilities This webpage provides LTC facilities with helpful information and resources on wildfires. Some information is California-specific, but much is applicable anywhere. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
AirNow: Air Quality Index This webpage provides information on air quality related to air particle pollution (e.g., wildfires) and other air pollution causes. Additional links are available from the website to air quality advisories by state/zip code. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness - Jan 2012 National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness - Jan 2012 (ASPR). Recommendations & Guidance
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
2017 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders 2017 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders (Florida Department of Elder Affairs). Information for Consumers
Nursing Homes in Public Health Emergencies special needs and potential roles The potential role and question of preparedness on the part of nursing homes has emerged in local and national preparedness discussions. This report presents the findings of a series of focus groups conducted with nursing home staff in five States -- North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Utah -- and Southern California. The purpose of the focus groups was to gauge the level of disaster preparedness and assess the special needs and potential role of nursing homes in the event of bioterrorism or other public health emergencies. Reports & Articles