Emergency Preparedness and Winter Storm

Including an emergency preparedness plan in your orientation booklet is highly recommended. In addition, these sections are also important for home care compliance. Providing this information not only informs the patient and caregiver of what to do in a specific emergency situation, but it also assigns each patient a priority level code based on the agency’s policies and procedures and helps patients and caregivers prepare in advance for a potential emergency situation.

Though winter storm is an important section to cover during this time of year, our orientation booklet templates also cover other natural disaster topics such as:

  • Power Outage
  • Hot Weather
  • Lightning
  • Tornado
  • Hurricane
  • Earthquake
  • Hot Weather

Our orientation booklet templates also offer information on emergency preparedness and pets, emergency kit for the home and shelter supplies. These sections are offered to all our clients during the development process for all booklets including home health, hospice care, private duty skilled care, personal care services, infusion services and home medical equipment. MedForms works diligently to ensure all emergency information is updated regularly to meet home care compliance regulations. In addition, the section includes verbiage required for Joint Commission, CHAP and ACHC. It is also important to note that many of these sections are added based on region so your booklet may not include all the sections listed above. For example, our Indiana booklets don’t contain information about hurricanes.

If you have an orientation booklet but chose to opt out of some of the sections listed above, it’s never too late to add! During your next reorder, just ask an editor to include some of these sections, and we will be happy to add it in your updated proof. For more information or questions about MedForms’ home health, hospice or other home care materials, contact our office today!


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