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Emergency Preparedness in Home Health

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is designed to prepare staff for emergency and disaster situations in the home setting. Learners will explore steps they can take to help patients and clients to prepare for an emergency in their home. These elements include: the operation of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, home evacuation plans, first aid and emergency supply kits, and many other essential elements for preparing and responding to emergency and disaster situations.

1) Learn how to prepare for emergencies in the home health setting
2) Understand requirements for emergency preparedness plans in the home health setting
3) Review preparation and response to selected emergencies more frequently encountered in home health, including fires, natural disasters, and other emergencies

This course has been verified to align with CHAP Home Health Standards of Excellence in emergency preparedness (EP). It was also designed in alignment with ACHC home health standards, and it provides training to help organizations meet the following federal regulation related to home health services:

Estimated Runtime: 30 minutes
Last Updated: April 13, 2023
Publication Year: 2022

Reviewed and approved by
Nancy Allen, BSN, RNC, CMC

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

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