Explain the role of a SNF environment as it relates to care. · Understand the cost and importance of being prepared for disaster.

· Discuss the importance of emergency management planning in a SNF.

· Describing different challenges that may be encountered during a disaster.

· Recognizing different risks and exposures to the patients.



· A Comparative study of laws, rules and codes … – Brown

· A comparison of heat wave response plans … – Thomas

· State Operations Manual

· Best Practices for LTC Evacuation – Pandolfo

· Miss Kimberley’s Decision

· Fires in Nursing Homes – Sheridan

· Florida’s model of Medicaid reimbursement for Disaster related expenses – Thomas

· CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Presentation

· Improving nursing home care for dementia – Is environment the answer?

· Nursing Home Evacuations turn medication reconciliation into Emergencies


Write a 4 page paper describing the varying challenges that may exist during a nursing home disaster.

Write a 1 page summary of why you would or would not evacuate a SNF?