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

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

There is still time to register!  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. Nursing Homes will be able to fulfill their mandatory CMS community preparedness 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 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

 If you need assistance to log into your WATrac account, please contact Scott.Foster@nwhrn.org

 

Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN – Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services
c: 425-231-4804

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May 3, 2021