A commitment to advanced planning will help employees, customers and the community. Experts agree that planning and preparedness can make a significant difference in the comfort and safety of your community's residents during an emergency. The bottom line is no region or location is immune to the possibility of an emergency or disaster so it is important to be prepared.
Are you planning to stay or planning to go? You should also plan for what you will do if your community is not accessible to emergency responders, vendors and employees. Federal regulations require that Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes have written emergency plans and provide employees with emergency preparedness training. CMS published an emergency preparedness checklist that healthcare communities including nursing homes can use as a guidance to develop and update plans.
At McKesson Medical-Surgical, we work to understand your challenges so that, together, we can help you get ready now by developing an emergency preparedness product formulary to meet your needs by using a customized emergency preparedness supply list.
Don't forget to create a personal and family plan, to get help with your plan go to www.ready.gov.
The CMS complete Emergency Preparedness Checklist can be found at the S&C Emergency Preparedness Website.