Tag Archives: disaster preparedness

Floods and Tornadoes and Earthquakes, Oh My! Are Your Patients Prepared?

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Weather extremes keep hitting the U.S. throughout the year. In your area of the country you might be experiencing violent storms, tornadoes, or hurricanes. Others may be dealing with excessive heat, black outs, … Continue reading

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month: Social Determinants, Health Care Coalitions and Disaster Preparedness

by Barbara B. Citarella, RN, MS, CHCE, NHCP-BC, President & CEO, RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants With Hurricane Florence looming in the Atlantic Ocean, the timeliness of National Preparedness Month (NPM), which is recognized each September, is more important this year … Continue reading

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Learning from the West Virginia Water Crisis: Be Prepared

On January 9, 2014, a State of Emergency was declared in nine counties of West Virginia after 7,500 gallons of a coal-processing chemical leaked into the Elk River just upstream from the regional drinking-water intake. 300,000 people — including many … Continue reading

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Be Prepared: Develop Your Emergency Action Plan

Home health care providers have a lot to handle even in the most ideal situations. Staying organized and being thorough are always critical to providing the highest quality of care possible, but what if disaster strikes? How will you ensure … Continue reading

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