ABSTRACT

Hospice and Emergency Preparedness: Experiences from the Field   [open pdf - 651KB]

"In many areas of the country, homecare and hospice agencies--while providing critical services to patients and their loved ones--have not traditionally been part of the emergency preparedness landscape. The CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] Emergency Preparedness Rule, combined with recent events requiring these providers to evacuate patients, prioritize care, or provide health care volunteers, is changing this notion across the United States. Dr. John L. Hick (ASPR [Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response] TRACIE's [Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange] senior editor) interviewed Sheryl Pierce, RN, MS, who currently serves as the corporate quality assurance performance improvement director for Therapy Health Services (Texarkana, TX) to learn more about the changing role of homecare and hospice agencies in community resilience."

Publisher:
Date:
2018?
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
ASPR TRACIE: https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations