SUMMER-EX 2021 – Emergency Communications Training Exercise: April 29th and June 17th

SUMMER-EX 2021 – Emergency Communications Training Exercise: April 29th and June 17th

On April 29th and June 17th, the Northwest Healthcare Response Network (NWHRN) will host a two-part communications exercise for all long-term care facilities in western Washington state. Facilities will be able to fulfill their CMS exercise requirements for the year by participating in BOTH days of the exercise. Summer-Ex provides an exciting opportunity for long-term care facilities to utilize the WATrac system, test their emergency communications plans, and be better prepared for future emergencies.

Day 1 (April 29th) anytime between 1pm – 5pm

  1. Receive a WATrac alert
  2. Acknowledge the alert by signing into the WATrac system
  3. Updating your facility’s status in WATrac.
  • We estimate it should take facilities 10-30 minutes to complete the day 1 exercise
  • For information on registering with WATrac, please contact Scott Foster at scott.foster@nwhrn.org

Day 2 (June 17th) 1pm – 3pm

  1. Kick-off alerts (WATrac & email)
    • Acknowledge the WATrac alert by signing into the WATrac system
    • Update your facility status in WATrac – [estimated time: <30 minutes]
  2. Reach out to two points of contact listed in your emergency communications plan via two unique communication systems (for example email and phone) – [estimated time: <30 minutes]
  3. Conduct a post-exercise debrief with your staff to identify what went well and areas for improvement – [estimated time: 30 minutes]
  4. Complete the brief post-exercise survey to receive credit and have your facility listed in the regional after-action report – [estimated time: 10 minutes]
  • We estimate it should take facilities 1 – 2 hours to complete the day 2 exercise

To register for the event and receive exercise updates, please visit: https://summer-ex-ltc.eventbrite.com

 

 

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April 14, 2021