Emergency Management

 

When Disasters Strike, are plans effective? Ready for a Pandemic? Able to Manage Vulnerable Populations?

No matter what you call it: Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Operations, or Emergency Management, when disasters arise, prior planning is critical!

Having a clear understanding of the vulnerabilities associated with your patient populations and geographic area facilitate mitigation and preparation.

Planning includes:
• Conducting a hazard vulnerability analysis to identify risks
• Prioritization and Mitigation of risks
• Preparation for what may come
• Responding when events arise
• Completing After Action Reports to continue to improve disaster management

Consider the devastating emergence of the Novel Coronavirus and the major impact on the world. Retracing the timeline, actions taken, issues that arose and consideration for needed changes are essential in planning for the next event are paramount.

Preparing now for what may come, whether natural, man-made or highly contagious pathogen, reduces the risk to an organization and saves money in the long run.

Emergency Management Planning cycle for disaster preparedness

Our team can assist you in reviewing current process to continue your success and achievement in future events:

  • Meeting with your emergency management/preparedness committee to facilitate planning and risk assessment
  • Performing Gap Assessments to identify gaps between emergency operation plans and response activities.
  • Annual Assessment of the Emergency Management program to determine compliance.
  • Program updates and edits to ensure that an All-Hazard approach is taken including the identification of vulnerable or at-risk populations.
  • Staff and Leadership education related to Emergency Preparedness functions including the 1135 waiver process, HICS, NIMS and other required
    trainings.
  • After Action Report activities to assist your organization complete the required assessment related to the Covid-19 National Emergency Declaration and your response activities.
  • Resource planning to ensure that adequate supplies and assets are maintained including PPE calculations, food calculations, water calculations, medication resources, national/state stockpile access and bedding/linen – patient care supplies.