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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

Language: English

Developed by: National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (See other resources developed by this organization).

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. Natural Disasters: 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

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