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Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Access and Functional Needs Hospital Disaster Guidebook

Steven Storbakken
Director of Emergency Preparedness, Pomona Valley Hospital Health Center

The Access and Functional Needs Guidebook, developed by Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center under a grant from the California Community Foundation and with the assistance of the California Office of Emergency Services, will be described in detail. The intent of the Guidebook is to assist hospital emergency preparedness managers in developing their disaster programs to meet the needs of AFN populations, as required by new CMS regulations. Content includes: 1. List of 24 AFN communities and dozens of sub-communities 2. List of “best practice” hospital AFN policies and procedures 3. List of websites for best AFN agencies and organizations 4. AFN Risk Assessment tool.

1: Define the FEMA term “Access and Functional Needs” (AFN)
2: List the 24 primary AFN communities
3: Explain how AFN sub-communities are created
4: Describe how the AFN Disaster Guidebook would enable a hospital emergency manager to locate the best AFN agencies and organizations
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