Speaker: Danica Little, Training and Exercise Manager, King County Healthcare Coalition
Public Health- Seattle & King County and the King County Healthcare Coalition have engaged with 61
nursing homes to develop a regional evacuation and mutual aid plan. This addresses how nursing homes
will assist each other during a disaster and how they will coordinate with external support agencies. This
includes: 1. Providing a clear and concise plan activation process. 2. Strategies to prevent evacuation if
possible. 3. Strategies and protocol for the placement, tracking, and support care for evacuated patients.
4. Protocol for the disaster struck facility in the event of an evacuation. 5. Protocol for the patient
accepting facility. 6. Documentation of specific resource requirements and available assets. 7. Protocol
for staff and resource sharing This presentation provides an overview of our planning activities and
will review the planning and mutual aid model used, and the benefits to local partners - including public
health, EMS And emergency management.