Hi, I have 2 of my classmate posts. I need you to respond to each one separately. , one source at least for each one of them.
- What is the goal of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule?
- How does it impact you as a healthcare emergency manager?
- How does the Emergency Preparedness Rule strengthen community emergency preparedness?
- What other
/regulatory agencies influence healthcare emergency management? How?
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1# What is the goal of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule?
The final CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule was published on September 16, 2016 and is effective as of November 15, 2016. The regulations must be implemented by affected entities by November 15, 2017. It was developed to establish national emergency preparedness requirements, consistent across providers and suppliers’ types.
2#How does it impact you as a healthcare emergency manager?
This rule will help healthcare emergency managers
• Jurisdiction or regional hazard vulnerability analysis or risk assessments (or to be included in future assessments)
• Examples of plans, policies, and procedures that are frequently used or accepted
• Engaging in training and exercises
• Participation in or leveraging of shared services, such as communications systems, patient tracking systems, and other jointly used equipment and supplies
• Basic information on emergency preparedness and healthcare system preparedness.
3#How does the Emergency Preparedness Rule strengthen community emergency preparedness?
Understanding the bigger vision behind the CMS emergency preparedness rule can help ensure that emergency plans are addressing new CMS expectations when the deadline arrives. The key words
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Ruder, S. (2012). Emergency preparedness for home
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This is the second post
The rule aims at strengthening the ability of care providers towards delivering improved and quality services during emergencies, smoothening patient care and improving response following disasters like fire outbreaks, terrorist attacks, and hurricanes among other hazards. The healthcare facilities that participate in emergency response and recovery must implement preparedness programs and comply with the rule (Cascardo, 2017).
The rule gives guidelines for healthcare emergency managers on how to go about risk-assessment and planning, set policies and procedures in regard with response to emergencies and developing effective communication plans that will help the response team during emergencies. Training the team and finally implementing recovery and live-continuity plans, creating backups and applying alternative plans (Reilly & Markenson, 2011).
The CMC rule strengthens the community emergency preparedness through expanding basic skills in training sessions, offering them resources and opening offices for emergency response management (OEM). The community teams are linked to the significant facilities operations, and finally, the communication plan is set between the local community teams and major response bodies. The community teams can extend their services to cater for victims in a post-critical disaster period (Reilly & Markenson, 2011).
Other regulatory agencies are the Joint Commission, Public Health Accreditation Board, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care and the National Association of City and County Health Officers among many other CMC regulatory bodies. They influence health care emergency management by accrediting the health facilities that comply with the CMC rule.
Nurses and officers are also approved to certify that they are qualified and authorized to carry out operations. The regulatory bodies also do close monitoring of facilities, provide financial and resources to facilities to support emergency response plans and ensures that the all-hazard-preparedness management plan is complying with the national standards of public healthcare rules (The Federal Register, 2016).
Cascardo, D. (2017). Preparing to Meet the New CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule. Medical
Reilly, M. J., & Markenson, D. S. (2011). Health care emergency management: Principles and
practice. Sudbury, Mass: Jones and Bartlett.
The Federal Register. (2016). Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness
Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.
The Federal Register. (2016). Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare
& Medicaid Services.