State’s push for patient safety leads to tussle over emergency planning rules, consequences
Sep 22, 2022
State officials are pursuing new state regulations to protect nursing home residents from scenarios such as the one that contributed to 15 resident deaths after they evacuated to a warehouse during Hurricane...
LTC emergency management refresher: NHICS is part of the formula for success
Sep 02, 2022
Whether the threat is an inbound hurricane, fast-moving wildfire, massive power failure, active shooter on the loose in the community or any threat to the safety and security of your long term care facility,...
CMS may expand emergency preparedness requirements for nursing homes
Jul 19, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will explore broadening some of its life safety and emergency preparedness requirements after a federal audit found widespread noncompliance with the regulations.
‘Too lax for too long’: Providers urged to shore up active shooter planning
Jul 18, 2022
As active shooters increasingly target healthcare settings amid a nationwide spate of attacks, safety experts emphasize nursing homes must confront distinct disadvantages to ensure patient and staff safety.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, June 8
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 08, 2022
Experts say ‘systemic failure’ in emergency planning has crippled even compliant nursing homes … AHRQ incentivizing nursing homes to participate in safety survey pilot study … BD adds pharmacy...
Experts say ‘systemic failure’ in emergency planning has crippled even compliant nursing homes
Jun 07, 2022
Nursing homes must be better integrated into overall emergency response infrastructure and incorporate better leaders in disaster-response to head off future catastrophes, a new research paper argues.
Death toll rises as nursing home operator faces 7 closures, legal scrutiny over hurricane evacuation
Sep 07, 2021
Seven nursing home residents have now died after being shipped to a warehouse in advance of Hurricane Ida, and Louisiana officials have ordered the temporary closure of the seven nursing homes where they...
Facility assessment, emergency preparedness and QAPI — a service delivery exercise
Jul 10, 2017
Your post-acute/long-term care organization should be well on its way to developing its Facility Assessment, Emergency Preparedness Plan and written QAPI plan for compliance by November 2017. The best...
Managing an unexpected emergency or natural disaster
Nov 14, 2016
“Information is King” when an unexpected emergency or natural disaster strikes. Not just for those tasked with responding to and managing the crisis but for everyone impacted.
‘Forest fires’: What’s your plan?
Sep 04, 2015
Long-term care tends to ignore home- or community-based service technology and data mining, but the era of bundled payments, partnerships and accountable care mean it’s time to pay attention. Of...