Improving Long-Term Care Facility Disaster Preparedness and Response A Literature Review

Pierce, J.R., Morley, S.K., West, T.A., et al. (2017). Improving Long-Term Care Facility Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Literature Review. (Abstract only.) Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 11(1):140-149.
The authors conducted a literature review of studied interventions or facility attributes that affect disaster outcomes in long-term care facilities (LTCF) and their residents from 1974 through September 30, 2015. They note that the following may improve outcomes: integrated and coordinated disaster planning; staff training; careful consideration before governments order mandatory evacuations; anticipation of the increased medical needs of LTCF residents following a disaster; and the need for more outcomes research.
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