Aged Care Quality Improvement seminar - 15 & 16 July 2009
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Expect the Unexpected: Emergency Planning and Management in Residential Aged Care
This two day Department of Human Services Aged Care Branch seminar was presented in conjunction with the Emergency Management and Public Health Branches, for all residential aged care services in Victoria.
Organisations of all sizes should have robust contingency plans in place for unforseen events that could interrupt or disrupt their business operations. The need for this is highlighted by the recent events in Victoria, including fires, heatwave and a pandemic.
The seminar aimed to increase understanding of the need for proactive emergency planning and management, to develop an awareness of the state wide emergency system and how it interfaces with residential aged care, and explored practical considerations for developing emergency management plans.
The focus of the seminar was that:
- Residential aged care providers need to understand their position within the state and local emergency management system.
- Residential aged care providers need to have good planning processes well in advance of potential emergency events.
We wish to thank the speakers for providing us with the opportunity to share their presentations with you.
Seminar agenda - Expect the Unexpected! Emergency Planning and Management in Residential Aged Care (232kb, pdf)
Victoria’ Emergency Management Framework – Embracing the Whole of Government and the Whole of the Community (1MB, pdf)
Craig Lapsley, Director Emergency Management, Department of Human Services.
Emergency Management – the Role of Ambulance Victoria (1MB, pdf)
Paul Holman, Operations Manager Specialist Emergency Response Department, Ambulance Victoria
Emergency Management – the Role of Public Health (213kb, pdf)
Dr John Carnie, Chief Health Officer, Public Health, Department of Human Services
Emergency Management – the Role of Local Councils (815kb, pdf)
Mr Theo Pykoulas, Manager, Emergency Management, Maribyrnong City Council
Pandemic Planning: What’s next? (521kb, pdf)
Dr Rosemary Lester, Assistant Director Public Health Branch, Department of Human Services
Being Prepared: Understanding Business Continuity/Resilience Planning (505kb, pdf)
Mr Patrick Ow and Ms Leanne Toby, Risk Management Advisors, Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA)
VMIA Business Continuity worksheet (20kb, pdf)
VMIA Business Continuity sample worksheet (45kb, pdf)
VMIA Issues to consider (81kb, pdf)
VMIA Resource Risk Insight May 2009 (2MB, pdf)
- H1N1 Influenza 09 (Human Swine Flu) Information for supported residential services 23 June 2009 (102kb, pdf)
- H1N1 Influenza 09 (Human Swine Flu) Information for residential aged care facilities 23 June 2009 (114kb, pdf)
- H1N1 Influenza 09 (Human Swine Flu) Information for home and community care providers 23 June 2009 (111kb, pdf)
- Flood Hazards – protecting your health and safety (52kb, pdf)
- Power blackouts – using alternative fuel and electricity generation safely (53kb, pdf)
- Flood – protect yourself from animal and insect related hazards (52kb, pdf)
- Sponge bath for people confined to bed (24kb, pdf)
- Personal hygiene during an emergency (25kb, pdf)
- Continence management during an emergency (24kb, pdf)
- Dust storms and health (54kb, pdf)
- Preventing heat related illness (68kb, pdf)
- Bushfire smoke and your health (62kb, pdf)
- Flood safety and emergency power failure (69kb, pdf)
- Advice for people with water tanks living in bushfire-affected areas (33kb, pdf)
- Hazards on your property after a bushfire (48kb, pdf)
- Fire retardants and health (60kb, pdf)
- The stress of being under threat (35kb, pdf)
- When someone you know has had a traumatic experience (49kb, pdf)
- Family and crisis (51kb, pdf)
- Teenagers and crisis (51kb, pdf)
- Children and crisis (49kb, pdf)
- Stress after emergencies (50kb, pdf)
- Ideas infectious diseases epidemiology and surveillance (1MB, pdf)
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