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Long-Term Care Emergency Preparedness Educational Series - Evaluate to Improve
October 13, 2022 - 12:30 to 1 p.m.
30 minutes
JoAnn Adkins, BSN, RN, senior infection preventionist at the Patient Safety Authority


The Patient Safety Authority (PSA) is starting a 12-month Long-Term Care Emergency Preparedness educational series as identified by respondents of the 2020 PA LTCF annual survey requesting assistance with emergency preparedness.
Pennsylvania is vulnerable to multiple threats and hazards. These include severe weather, floods, fires, tornados, hazardous materials spills, active shooter, terrorism, and infectious disease outbreak. While each of these threats is a problem in and of themselves, they may cause disruption to power, telephone, potable water and critical supplies and services such as food, staffing, medical supplies, and gasoline.
Preparing for such disasters is critical for ensuring the safety and security of residents, staff, and visitors of long-term care facilities.
The goal of this series is to provide facilities with education and resources to assist in developing and enhancing their emergency preparedness plan to protect the lives and property of residents, staff, and visitors.
Facilities will be asked to complete a survey at the beginning of the series to ascertain level of preparedness, issues they are experiencing and opportunities for improvement. Education in the form of webinars and tools will be provided along with 1:1 support as requested by the participants. Facilities will be asked to complete an evaluation of the education and resurvey of facility level of preparedness at the end of the series.
The educational webinars will be held the second Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

These sessions will include topics specifically focused on long-term care and presented by experts.