NEW - Ebola Virus Update: CDC Recommendations Regarding Ebola
With an abundance of caution, the EP committee felt members may want to review the following CDC guidelines regarding the Ebola virus, even though care centers are not regarded as “first receivers.”
NEW – Assisted Living Incident Command System (ALICS)
Living Incident Command System (ALICS) outlines a management framework that
empowers long-term care staff to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of
their incident response; no matter what shift, or what day of the week the
event occurs. This is an AHCA/NCAL Member benefit accessible by registration
code. Please contact your StateAffiliate to obtain your registration code and log-in at EM
CMS Revises Emergency Preparedness Checklist
On Feb. 28, CMS issued a Survey and Certification Emergency Preparedness Initiative: S&C Emergency Preparedness Checklist Revision. The revisions were made to the recommended CMS Emergency Checklist.
Emergency Preparedness Guide: February 2014
Timely responses to emergencies are critical for long term care professionals. This guide has been completed to assist professionals to learn more about preparedness and where to learn more about being prepared.
Winter Weather Health and Safety
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a comprehensive winter weather health and safety site. Owners and administrators can take tips to prepare for extreme cold conditions and winter storms.