Sheltering, Evacuating, and CommunicatingEP2 - Sheltering, Evacuating, and Communicating
Emergency Planning Module Two 
(2.75 hours) - Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL); MI AFC; PA DPW

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Product Detailed Description
Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approval – #20170624-2.75-VWZT-DL for 2.75 clock hours for Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Administrators.
  • Michigan– Approved by the Division of Adult Foster Care Licensing, DHS, for licensee/administrator yearly continuing education. Click here for details on specific requirements.
  • Pennsylvania– Approved by PA DPW for Personal Care Home Administrators. Also approved for NHAs.
  • All other states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

Introduction: This training program is part of a five module series that takes you step by step through the development of an emergency operations plan. It includes video interviews where staff who experienced real disasters talk about lessons learned.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Develop criteria for making the decision: shelter-in-place or evacuate;
  • Identify types of emergency supplies for sheltering-in-place and how/where to store them;
  • Describe strategies for handling utility losses, staff shortages, protecting important documents, and facility shutdown;
  • Develop a detailed evacuation guide;
  • Identify how to choose a temporary meeting place and long-term evacuation sites;
  • Identify strategies for tracking residents in an evacuation;
  • Identify supplies, records, and equipment for an evacuation; and
  • Identify strategies for communicating with staff, residents, emergency officials and the media in an emergency.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • Preparing to Shelter-in-Place
  • Preparing to Evacuate
  • Communicating in an Emergency

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.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 2.75 clock hours.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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