Disaster Strikes. Your Staff Turns to You. Are you Prepared?

June is National Safety Month, an annual observance to educate and influence behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Long-term care providers know that it is imperative to following safety standards to avoid costly injuries to residents or staff.

It’s also critically important to have a plan in place in the case of an emergency.

This July, WHCA/WiCAL will offer three emergency preparedness workshops around the state led by Ray Miller, Director of Risk & Safety Solutions at Direct Supply, and Dave Seebart, ASD, WHEPP.


Making “IT” Happen – A NIMS-Compliant, Emergency Plan (and the Needed Procedures)

The purpose of this course is to show how an Emergency Plan (E-Plan), standard procedure template, and sample Job Action Sheets may be applied to help LTC/AL facilities develop a National Incident Management System-compliant (NIMS-compliant) E-Plan with supporting procedures. The workshop will specifically cover:

  • E-Plan Maintenance and implementation
  • Facility emergency response organization
  • How the elements of NIMS should be addressed
  • Scope of rsponse actions taken by facility staff members
  • Scope of response help from community response partners

Learning objectives include:

  • UNDERSTAND the prupose of an E-Plan and its supporting procedures.
  • EXPLAIN how the NIMS expectations should be included in an E-Plan AND how the E-Plan template can be organized and applied.
  • APPLY the standard procedure templates to support the E-Plan AND the set of eight Incident Management Team, Job Action Sheet (JAS) samples.