G-3: Taking the First Steps: Emergency Preparedness and the Impact of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule in Long Term Care Facilities

NAB – 1 Credit Hour | Thursday, June 6th. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Session Description:

All LTC facilities must comply with all applicable Federal, State and local emergency preparedness requirements. The session provides a brief overview of the basics of emergency management within the skilled nursing environment and provides discussion points related to previous emergency and disaster events impacting facilities in our states.

Learning Objectives:

Determine best practices for the development and maintenance of an emergency preparedness plan.

Cite case studies on long term care response activities during prior emergency events and exercises.

Recall strategies for addressing emergency events identified by the risk assessment.


David Weidner, MPH, REHS, MEP, CEM, CHEP – LeadingAge NJ & DE and Health Care Association of NJ

J. David Weidner serves as the Director of Emergency Management for Leading Age New Jersey Delaware and the Health Care Association of New Jersey. Mr. Weidner is responsible for all-hazards emergency preparedness, exercise design, conduct and planning, emergency communications and response in support of over 400 long term care facilities across New Jersey. Mr. Weidner earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Health Administration from Rutgers University, and his Master of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.