McKnight’s Long-Term Care: Exercising and evaluating CMS emergency preparedness plans

The CMS emergency preparedness requirement calls for at least two exercises each year, with at least one of those being a full-scale exercise. While that level of testing may be an increase for some facilities, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Keep in mind that even full-scale emergency management exercises don’t require testing every aspect of the plan at once. It’s entirely reasonable to keep exercises simple if your testing program is in the early stages of maturity. Read this McKnight’s Long-Term Care News article to learn how to manage exercising and evaluating CMS emergency preparedness plans.