McGrady, E., Blanke, S.J., and Swanson, C. (2014). Hospice Patient Evacuation: A Case for Using a Checklist for Safe Disaster Response. (Free registration required.) American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 31(3): 260-8.
This study was conducted to provide lessons learned from the experience of a small, rural hospice care organization to an actual crisis that required evacuation of the facility. A process improvement framework using the emergency response certification guidelines was used to provide details of the incident, analyze the effectiveness of disaster planning and response in response to an actual crisis, and discuss the post-event review, lessons learned, and process improvement.