Charles Cefalu, MD.
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Disaster Preparedness-Lessons Learned from Katrina and Gustaz
Charles A. Cefalu MD, MS
Professor and Chief, Section of Geriatric Medicine
Medical Director, LSU Affiliated Nursing homes
LSUHSC, NO, La.
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The Big Uneasy: Katrina’s Unsung Heroes (2009) is a tribute to the staff of Louisiana’s nursing homes who brought thousands of residents safely through the storm and its aftermath. The DVD was produced by Cathie Brady & Barbara Frank, B&F consulting, Inc. and Susan Wehry, MD with funding provided by a grant from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The DVD may be purchased for a nominal fee and a pdf of the Facilitator’s Guide is available at no charge.
Disasters come in all shapes and sizes. Some are natural and some are accidents or purposeful actions.
Although hurricanes are most frequently associated with disaster management plan development in long term care facilities, we are engaged in all aspects to include fire, life safety, pandemic, terrorist, bomb threats, and other potentials.
Emerging clinical crises? Infection control? Deaths? Possible staff shortages? Lack of power? Lack of communications?
? How will you manage infection control as a whole and for residents with infections?
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