Education of Elderly Patients About Emergency Preparedness by Health Care Practitioners
Wyte-Lake, T., Claver, M., Der-Martirosian, C., et al. (2018). Education of Elderly Patients About Emergency Preparedness by Health Care Practitioners. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304608.
This editorial describes the Veterans Health Administration Home-Based Care Program Patient Assessment Tool for Disaster Planning, created to address identified gaps and inconsistencies in how home health patients are educated. The tool is a simple, comprehensive checklist of relevant patient characteristics for review by any practitioner on the care team, and provides a list of preparedness education items that should be covered by the practitioner with the patient.