IS YOUR ORGANIZATION PREPARED FOR THE UNTHINKABLE? – An Overview of CMS’s Emergency Preparedness

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Natural and man-made disasters are usually unpredictable occurrences. Is your organization prepared for an unforeseen crisis? That’s what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service’s Emergency Preparedness guidelines are all about. Is your organization one of the 17 which needs a plan? Are you aware that there are very specific requirements for each type of healthcare facility and each building much have it’s own communications plan? As a healthcare consulting company, we help healthcare organizations work toward compliance with CMS, as well as other regulations.

Four Provisions:
Risk Assessment & Planning
– Develop an emergency plan based on a risk assessment.
– Perform risk assessment using an “all-hazards” approach, focusing on capacities and capabilities.
– Update emergency plan at least annually.
Policies + Procedures
– Develop and implement policies and procedures based on the emergency plan and risk assessment.
– Policies and procedures must address a range of issues including subsistence needs, evacuation plans, procedures for sheltering in place, tracking patients and staff during an emergency.
– Review and update policies and procedures at least annually
Communication Plan
– Develop and implement policies and procedures based on the emergency plan and risk assessment.
– Policies and procedures must address a range of issues including subsistence needs, evacuation plans, procedures for sheltering in place, tracking patients and staff during an emergency.
– Review and update policies and procedures at least annually.
Training and Testing
– Develop and maintain training and testing programs, including initial training in policies and procedures.
– Demonstrate knowledge of emergency procedures and provide training at least annually.
– Conduct drills and exercises to test the emergency plan.
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How TEAM MDI Can Help:
Mitigation Dynamics Institute (MDI) has had the opportunity to provide various types of strategic consultation, personal protection and training to 1,000’s of healthcare professionals throughout the United States. TEAM MDI is passionate about saving lives; evidenced in numerous customer testimonials that highlight their ability to engage and empower clients.

The comprehensive training programs are designed to provide personal tools that empower healthcare professionals to effectively and efficiently interact with patients, visitors, physicians and staff in order to maintain a safer working environment and the continuity of business.

Contact MDI To Learn More!
Now that you know a little more about the CMS Emergency Preparedness, you’re ready to work on getting your healthcare organization in compliance. TEAM MDI can help prepare your hospital or other healthcare organization for a potential emergency and help you work toward being compliant with the CMS. Contact Mitigation Dynamics Institute today and we’ll let you know exactly how we can help!

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