An Emergency…or…A Disaster?
Summary: Helps you make sure your Emergency Plan is not a Disaster!
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Faculty: Jones, Patricia
Program Description: Emergency preparedness planning using the CMS guidelines
is an important part of agency operations. In this program you will complete a Hazardous Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)for your location,
learn steps in developing a plan based on the HVA and receive tools to streamline the implementation of the plan. The perfect plan
can be a disaster to execute. This program gives guidance in networking with other agencies and community resources to assure that
implementing your Emergency Plan isn’t a disaster. Presentation Date: 8.20.2014
Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the viewer will be able to:
About the Presenter:Patricia Jones, RN, BA, CHCE, is Director of Community Based Care
for Memorial Health System of East Texas where she serves as Agency Administrator of Memorial Homecare and the Project Leader for the Community
Care Transitions Program. She also coordinates the hospital’s inpatient dialysis program. She is a member of the Memorial Health System Emergency
Management Committee, a Board member of the Angelina County Healthcare Coalition and the Angelina County United Way. She served as the Clinical
Coordinator of the Angelina County Special Needs Shelter for Hurricanes Lilly, Katrina and Rita. In Hurricane Ike she was the Clinical Coordinator
with the Texas Guard for the triage station of all bus evacuees traveling from Beaumont and Houston to Tyler and Dallas. She is National Incident
Management System (NIMS) level 3 certified and a previous member of the NAHC emergency planning development committee.