Minnesota HomeCare Conference – Emergency Preparedness 101

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