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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155121
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of Emergency Preparedness Training for Long-Term Care Communities
Abstract:
Evaluation of Emergency Preparedness Training for Long-Term Care Communities
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Lamb, Karen, DNP
P.I. Institution Name:Rush University/ Mather LifeWays
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Cate O'Brien, MA, MPH
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The long-term care industry has been deficient in adequately preparing their staff to deal with manûmade and natural public health disasters. A survey conducted by Mather LifeWays found that 91% of long-term care communities are ill-prepared to deal with bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. With funding from the United States government, Mather LifeWays has developed PREPARE, a program that provides geriatric-specific emergency training programs to senior living communities in the U.S. The purpose of the PREPARE program is to prepare long-term care (LTC) health providers with the core competencies to address the medical and psychosocial consequences of bioterrorism (BT) and other public health emergency preparedness and response concerns. Key Program Objectives include: 1.) Increase the understanding of LTC health and allied health professionals towards disaster/emergency preparedness education. 2.) Increase the number of LTC professionals who understand how to alert the public health system of a public health emergency. 3.) Increase the number of LTC communities that: forge collaborative relationships with key community stakeholders and groups in disaster planning; implement disaster response exercises or drills as part of their continuing quality improvement programs; and involve residents and families in emergency planning and education. To date, training has been conducted for 564 organizations in 47 states. Baseline and post-implementation data that will be presented show that participating organizations have improved disaster preparedness. Specific improvements include increased planning for surge capacity and bioterrorist threats, and increased numbers of organizations who have developed collaborative relationships with state and local government agencies.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of Emergency Preparedness Training for Long-Term Care Communitiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155121-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluation of Emergency Preparedness Training for Long-Term Care Communities</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lamb, Karen, DNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Rush University/ Mather LifeWays</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karen_v_lamb@rush.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Cate O'Brien, MA, MPH</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] The long-term care industry has been deficient in adequately preparing their staff to deal with man&ucirc;made and natural public health disasters. A survey conducted by Mather LifeWays found that 91% of long-term care communities are ill-prepared to deal with bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. With funding from the United States government, Mather LifeWays has developed PREPARE, a program that provides geriatric-specific emergency training programs to senior living communities in the U.S. The purpose of the PREPARE program is to prepare long-term care (LTC) health providers with the core competencies to address the medical and psychosocial consequences of bioterrorism (BT) and other public health emergency preparedness and response concerns. Key Program Objectives include: 1.) Increase the understanding of LTC health and allied health professionals towards disaster/emergency preparedness education. 2.) Increase the number of LTC professionals who understand how to alert the public health system of a public health emergency. 3.) Increase the number of LTC communities that: forge collaborative relationships with key community stakeholders and groups in disaster planning; implement disaster response exercises or drills as part of their continuing quality improvement programs; and involve residents and families in emergency planning and education. To date, training has been conducted for 564 organizations in 47 states. Baseline and post-implementation data that will be presented show that participating organizations have improved disaster preparedness. Specific improvements include increased planning for surge capacity and bioterrorist threats, and increased numbers of organizations who have developed collaborative relationships with state and local government agencies.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:33:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:33:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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