Emergency Preparedness: Developing a “Plan That Will Stand”


Emergency Preparedness: Developing a “Plan That Will Stand”

Summary: How to develop and implement an effective emergency preparedness plan.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation

Faculty: Jones, Patricia

Program Description: Come fire, flood, wind or snow…develop an emergency plan that both meets regulatory requirements AND serves as a valuable tool when a disaster actually strikes. This program includes how to:

  • Discuss regulations related to emergency preparedness
  • Discuss the designation of an agency disaster coordinator
  • Explain how to conduct a hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA)
  • Evaluate results of HVA to develop Emergency Preparedness plan
  • Discuss how to test and revise plan

A demonstration of a process for conducting an after action review and the improvements that can be made as you learn is also included. Emphasis will be on developing long term relationships with your communities’ other emergency response agencies and local emergency management officials.

Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:

  • Understand the background for the development of the expanded Emergency Preparedness rules
  • Follow the steps outlined in TAC 97.256 and 97.301 to develop a plan that works for you and your patients

About the Presenter: Presented by Patricia R. Jones, RN, BA, CHCE, Director of Community Based Care, Memorial Health System of East Texas. Patricia Jones has over 28 years experience in home care as staff nurse, field supervisor, branch manager and agency administrator. She has served on a variety of community Boards who were involved in an area disaster plan. She is Clinical Coordinator for the special needs shelter for the city of Lufkin operating during Hurricane Lilly & Rita and the shelter nurses station for evacuees from the New Orleans Superdome.

Education-Training Credits:

  • 1.0 Hr(s) HCSSA Administrator/Alternate addressing TX §558.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation

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