On Wednesday, May 10th, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Minnesota HomeCare Conference. With the recent upgrade to the CMS requirements, Emergency Preparedness is a hot topic for many agencies that have not had to have the level of preparedness that hospitals have. This presentation discussed how to get a preparedness program up and running, the specifics regarding how to do a Hazard Vulnerability Analysis, and how to implement a training and exercise program. There was a lot of great discussion. I look forward to incorporating HomeCare agencies in our regional planning and support efforts.
Shawn Stoen, RHPC, WCMHPC