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Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
SA10 | Disaster Preparedness 101

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Serious weather-related or other types of disasters can severely impact our ability to safely care for our residents. The evaluation and decision process to shelter in place or to evacuate residents is critical to best care for our communities of residents. Last fall’s Hurricane Harvey posed a widespread risk to several nursing facilities in the Houston, Texas area. This session will cover case presentations and group discussion of the following aspects of responding to a disaster: ongoing baseline disaster preparedness for nursing facilities, the decision-making process when a substantial threat is identified, mobilizing resources to assist in facility evacuation, tracking the evacuation of individual residents, assuring that medications and other services remain available for residents throughout the process.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the physical and regulatory risks of hurricanes and other natural disasters.
(2) Demonstrate knowledge of the components of a comprehensive disaster response plan.
(3) Explain how effective coordination of the interdisciplinary team is crucial to a successful response.
(4) Describe how effective communication with the electronic medical record system is essential for coordination of pharmacy providers, administrators, directors of nursing, and medical directors in the facilities that are evacuating and receiving residents during a natural disaster.

avatar for Mary Evans, MD, CMD

Mary Evans, MD, CMD

Mary Evans, MD, CMD, started a LTC practice eleven years ago, has worked as an attending physician and medical director for several years before being recruited by Golden Living as a Regional Medical Director. Her current position is as Compliance Executive Physician at Golden Living... Read More →
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Annaliese Impink, JD

Annaliese Impink, JD, is the EVP of Legal Operations and Regulatory Affairs at SavaSeniorCare Administrative Service, LLC. She coordinated the disaster response plan for five of nursing facilities affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area in August 2017 and several other past... Read More →
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Stacey Hallissey, PT

Stacey Hallissey, PT, is the SVP of Rehabilitation Services at SavaSeniorCare Consulting, LLC. She coordinated the disaster response plan for Sava’s buildings affected by Hurricane Harvey and several other past natural disasters.

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Austin 4-6
  Medical Direction