Use this checklist to learn essential steps to take before an active shooter or other violent situation occurs in your hospital or healthcare facility, and how to respond in a workplace violence event.
Of all the elements of the CMS emergency preparedness rule, the communication plan may be the most important – and the most difficult. The CMS requires healthcare organizations to include these four vital pieces in the communication plan.
Physician Pager Replacement, Hospital Notification, and Disaster Management With One Communication Tool: Duncan Regional Hospital
Physician paging and disaster communications both require reaching people quickly and reliably. This case study explores how one hospital uses its disaster management system for tornadoes and wildfires for physician paging too.
Emergency preparedness training and testing of your emergency plans is a crucial part of the CMS rule. Drills and exercises prepare your staff for a disaster and give your organization’s leadership the opportunity to find problems in a low-stakes setting.
From Gartner’s February 2018 Market Guide for Crisis/Emergency Management Platforms (C/EMP), I identified six takeaways that I feel are especially meaningful for healthcare organizations. Specifically, here’s what I recommend you do to help ensure your staff is ready and able to use your emergency management platform in a crisis.
US hospitals lack collaborative competency and disaster resilience for large-scale emergency preparedness, says a two-year hospital emergency preparedness analysis by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Read this blog post to learn about collaboration and the Framework for Healthcare Disaster Resilience.
This composite account reflects actual events in hospitals affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the measures they took to ensure safety and appropriate care.
With the November 15 deadline approaching, now is a good time for healthcare organizations to re-assess their compliance with the revised Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) emergency preparedness requirements.
Home health agencies are expected to become compliant with the CMS emergency preparedness rule. Learn about the requirements and exceptions for home health emergency preparedness.
Find out about the CMS emergency preparedness rule for long-term (LTC) facilities, including nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and more.
When CMS drafted emergency preparedness regulations, it sought to address a “patchwork of federal, state, and local laws and guidelines.” The CMS emergency preparedness rule helps put all healthcare facilities on the same page, so they can more easily coordinate communication, resources, shelter and services.