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Long-Term Care Emergency Preparedness Educational Series
The Patient Safety Authority (PSA) is starting a 12-month long-term care emergency preparedness educational series, as identified by respondents of the 2020 PA LTCF annual survey.
Pennsylvania is vulnerable to multiple threats and hazards, including severe weather, hazardous materials spill, active shooter, terrorism, and infectious disease outbreak. While each of these threats is itself a problem, they may also disrupt power, telephone, and potable water delivery, as well as access to provisions such as food, staffing, medical supplies, and gasoline—making disaster preparedness critical to the safety of long-term care facilities.
This series aims to provide resources for facilities to develop their emergency preparedness plan to protect the lives and property of residents, staff, and visitors.