Week #6 (7/09) Environmental Management
Learning Objectives:
· Discuss the importance of emergency management planning in a SNF.
· Describing different challenges that may be encountered during a disaster.
· Explain the role of a SNF environment as it relates to care.
· Understand the cost and importance of being prepared for disaster.
· Recognizing different risks and exposures to the patients.

Readings
· A Comparative study of laws, rules and codes … – Brown
· A comparison of heat wave response plans … – Thomas
· State Operations Manual
· Best Practices for LTC Evacuation – Pandolfo
· Miss Kimberley’s Decision
· Fires in Nursing Homes – Sheridan
· Florida’s model of Medicaid reimbursement for Disaster related expenses – Thomas
· CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Presentation
· Improving nursing home care for dementia – Is environment the answer?
· Nursing Home Evacuations turn medication reconciliation into Emergencies

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Assignments:
These assignments are due on Wednesday July 17th.

1. Write a 4 page paper describing the varying challenges that may exist during a nursing home disaster.

2. Write a 1 page summary of why you would or would not evacuate a SNF?

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