Maryland ALM Emergency Disaster TrainingMaryland: Emergency/Disaster Planning
for Assisted Living Managers
(5 hours) - Approvals: MD OHCQ

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Product Detailed Description
Audience: Managers and Assistant Managers of Maryland Assisted Living Facilities
  • Maryland – Approved by OHCQ for Assisted Living Managers and Assistant Managers. (NOT approved for the 20 hour or the 80 hour course.).

Introduction: As an administrator, you may be faced with tough decisions in an emergency. Your residents and staff will look to you for leadership, direction, and reassurance. Are you truly prepared?

This in-depth series covers every aspect of emergency planning and preparedness. Use it to evaluate your existing plan or develop an entirely new plan. It includes video interviews with administrators who experienced real emergencies and who share their lessons learned. There are templates and checklists that you can save to your computer and edit to suit your needs.
The training includes detailed information and tips related to:
  • Sheltering in place and evacuating;
  • Making the decision: evacuate vs. shelter-in-place;
  • Identifying types of emergency supplies and how/where to store them;
  • Identifying and evaluating hazards that can affect a long-term care facility;
  • Responding to fires, tornadoes, winter storms, floods, earthquakes, hazardous materials, missing residents, pandemics, workplace violence, floods, hurricanes/tropical storms, and wildfires;
  • Strategies for handling utility losses;
  • Strategies for handling staff shortages;
  • Strategies for tracking residents in an evacuation;
  • Strategies for communicating with staff, residents, emergency officials and the media;
  • Training staff; and
  • Conducting drills and exercises that really make a difference.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • Emergency Planning Basics
  • Identifying Hazards and Vulnerabilities
  • Teamwork
  • Sheltering-in-Place
  • Evacuating
  • Communicating in an Emergency
  • Training Staff and Exercising Your Plan

Course Authors: This course was written by Susan S. Harrington, MS, PE as part of a research grant funded by the National Institute on Aging. The curriculum was developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts including: Joseph Barbera, M.D., Co-Director of the George Washington University Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management; Bruce Binder, MPH, CEM, CBCP, Emergency management/Disaster planning consultant; Claire Cole, MA, Nurse educator; Nick Mason, MS, Licensed LTC Administrator, and Ann Meador, MA, Co-chair of the Southeast Texas Hurricane Task Force. The CBT program was developed by Harrington Software Associates, Inc, and funded by grant NIA 2R44AG029692, Preparing Long-Term Care Facilities for Natural and Man-Made Disasters.


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