Emergency Preparedness: Tabletop Exercises
Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Emergency Management, Population Health.
Keywords: Health Care Facilities, Medicaid , Medicare , Planning , Policies and Procedures.
Year Developed: 2019
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Clinicians
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
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Resource Summary: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) requires that health centers test their emergency preparedness plans annually. A tabletop exercise may be acceptable to satisfy this requirement if conducted every 2 years.
Resource Details: Below is a list of tabletop exercises that health centers - and other healthcare providers - can use to fulfill CMS' final rule requirements.
Wildfire Demonstration, A Fire at a Florida Association of Community Health Center Site
Pandemics: Influenza, Pandemic Flu, Mystery Illness Outbreak Patient Drill, Foodborne Illness Outbreak
Terrorism: Active Shooter
Technology Malfunction: Power Outage