Emergency preparedness and management are critical components of the provision of home-based care. All staff need to be familiar with steps to take in the event of an emergency to protect their safety, as well as the safety of their clients, and ensure continued care. This course will prepare you to recognize and manage common emergencies that you may encounter in the home setting and the surrounding environment. It also addresses special populations and considerations necessary for managing their safety in the event of an emergency.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH), Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Emergency Preparedness Principles and the Plan A. New Condition of Participation B. Risk Assessment and Planning C. Policies and Procedures D. Communication E. Training and Testing F. The Emergency Preparedness Plan G. The Response H. Initial Steps I. Supplies and Utilities J. Documentation and Continuity of Services K. Communication L. Staffing and Surge Capacity M. Education and Transportation N. Review O. Staying Safe During a Natural Disaster P. The Aftermath Q. Limitations R. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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