Senior Facilities Emergency Planning Guide: Nursing Homes Evacuation Drills
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A fire or other emergency within your facility can pose unique problems for management, staff, residents, and the emergency crews that are responding to your facility. Experience dictates that a safe and successful response to an emergency situation is dependent upon thorough knowledge of emergency procedures. Staff and residents must rely upon their own knowledge, response practices and procedures to ensure their personal safety.
Nursing Home facilities must have a plan for a staged evacuation. Evacuate patient rooms in which the area of immediate risk is evaluated first, then the remainder in a systematic approach. All doors will be closed upon leaving. Evacuation drills must be exercised a minimum of once per quarter on each shift. The Senior Facilities Emergency Planning Guide: Nursing Homes Evacuation Drills mobile app details evacuation drills for nursing homes.
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