The Federal Emergency Management Agency offers this checklist to use as you review your orders of command succession, which is required for your emergency preparedness planning.
Use this tool to ensure fire drills don’t follow a predictable pattern.
Staff should start each shift by reviewing emergency department rooms designated for treatment of behavioral health patients to remove any items patients could use in a suicide attempt.
A short quiz on CMS’ emergency preparedness CoPs.
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