California Association of Health Facilities has released a new Disaster Preparedness App designed as "A simple and FREE way to be better prepared for an emergency" and is holding a free webinar to learn about the app and implement it in your organization.
From CAHF's Press Release:
When you think about it, most emergencies or disaster events don’t happen between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday (the typical work week). Actually that period of time (8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) only makes up 24 percent of the time your facility is providing care and services for your residents. Most incidents happen during the hours when staffing levels are reduced and management is not on site. So why would you want to only have access to your important emergency information only 24 percent of the time?
Well now you can have access to your important emergency information all the time, Yes 24 – 7. The CAHF Disaster Preparedness program has developed the “CAHF Disaster App” for your electronic devices (phones, tablets, and computers) that provides you with emergency information. The CAHF Disaster App, specifically designed for SNFs and ICF-DDs, includes important general emergency information and your facility specific emergency information. And best of all it is FREE.
To access this new app you can go to http://dpapp.cahf.org. You can view and register your facility. But even better yet, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. the CAHF Disaster Preparedness Program will hold a FREE webinar on how to obtain and use the new “CAHF Disaster App”. This one hour webinar will explain how to find and get the new app for your electronic devices. The webinar speakers will provide a guided tour of the App and instruct participants how to register their facility so that they can upload “facility specific“ information. This will allow the user to have their facility specific emergency information at their fingertips all the time. And no one wants to be without critical information when you most need it - during an emergency.
Come learn about this new app and become better prepared. To register for the webinar please click on the following link and sign up: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5178829880758724354