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Emergency Preparedness Program

  1. Emergency Plan: Based on a risk assessment, develop an emergency plan using an all-hazards approach focusing on capacities and capabilities that are critical to preparedness for a full spectrum of emergencies or disasters specific to the location of a provider or supplier.
  2. Policies and Procedures: Develop and implement policies and procedures based on the plan and risk assessment.
  3. Communication Plan: Develop and maintain a communication plan that complies with both Federal and State law. Patient care must be well-coordinated within the facility, across health care providers, and with State and local public health departments and emergency systems.
  4. Training and Testing Program: Develop and maintain training and testing programs, including initial and annual training, and conduct drills and exercises or participate in an actual incident that tests the plan.

 

I am happy to be your subject matter expert on emergency preparedness.  I know you have limited time, limited funds and may not have the expertise to meet the requirements for a robust emergency preparedness and response program. I will review and analyze any existing plans you have in place, enhance your plan and take the extra step to coach the staff members you select to develop, implement, manage and maintain a customized and realistic emergency plan for your agency.  Choose the support services available below or customize your emergency preparedness planning needs.

  • Sign up for the FREE monthly newsletter - Information you can use for training staff & clients
  • Emergency Preparedness Program - Do It Yourself
  • Emergency Preparedness Coaching - Online Courses
  • Emergency Preparedness Consulting - Done for You
  • Special In-Person Events (when scheduled - check the calendar for dates)

Experience

  • Chair of the North Central Region (NCR) Home Health Emergency Preparedness Committee (HHEPC)
  • Presenter at National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) on the topic of Home Health Emergency Preparedness in Colorado
  • Incident Command System (ICS) field experience
  • Incident Management Team (IMT) field experience
  • Emergency Support Function (ESF) 8 Public Health and Medical field experience
  • Built and deployed multiple training programs for multiple levels of learners to include persons with disabilities
  • Tabletop (TTX) and Full-Scale Exercise (FSE) design and deployment
  • Tri-County Health Department, Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • United States Air Force Public Health
  • Department of Homeland Security, Office of Health Affairs ~ Health Threats Resilience Division

 

Calendar of Events

20 Feb

Exercising your emergency plan is the most effective way to be sure you have thought of everything. This tabletop exercise (TTX) is a 2-3 hour workshop that walks you through a disaster scenario in a low-stress, no-fault environment.  This will meet one of the two annual CMS testing requirements. During this session you will:

-Have an experienced facilitator walk you through the disaster scenario

-Develop agency specific exercise objectives and an exercise plan

-Evaluate and document the exercise

-Complete an After-Action Report and Improvement Plan for your agency

-Participate in discussions regarding emergency preparedness and response for your agency 

 

 

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