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2015 PDC Summit


869 - CMS Update: Emergency Preparedness


Mar 18, 2015 8:30am ‐ Mar 18, 2015 9:30am

Members: $15.00
Standard: $30.00

Description

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised its emergency preparedness checklist to provide more detailed guidance. Areas affected by these changes include procedures for addressing a patient going missing during an evacuation, determining whether staff's family members may shelter at the facility, and collaborating with providers at the state and local level to increase response capabilities.

This session will enable attendees to:  

  • Examine the federal rule process.
  • Discover how the updates to this rule affect the physical environment.
  • Prepare and document necessary risk assessments.
  • Incorporate lessons learned into facility policy and procedures.

Speaker(s):

  • Chad E. Beebe, AIA, Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy, American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
  • Susan B McLaughlin, CHSP, FASHE, MT (ASCP) SC, CHFM, Managing Director, MSL Healthcare Partners

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