Thursday, December 12, 2019
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM • A full breakfast will be served
This event has no registration fees.
Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85040
The purpose of the Targeted Event Readiness Forum (TERF) is to provide an environment for exploring opportunities along the disaster response continuum. The TERF is not a disaster preparedness exercise, but instead is a facilitated discussion to foster the sharing of information. However, you will want to reference your disaster plan in advance to be prepared to offer information when asked.
The purpose of the Behavioral Health Targeted Event Readiness Forum (TERF) is to provide an environment for exploring opportunities along the disaster response continuum. In addition, this TERF will explore opportunities to advance planning for sheltering, evacuation, and transport of behavioral health needs patients/residents.
Facilities, associations, and organizations serving gero-psych, dementia/Alzheimer behaviors in acute and post-acute settings, developmentally disabled, and behavioral health specialty care patients (including those with co-occurring conditions).
SCENARIO TO SPUR DIALOGUE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
The date is August 6 and your region is experiencing unusually high temperatures, expected to last 4-5 days. Your facility census today is at 80% capacity, with 50% of your residents with behavioral health conditions and concerns, some more severe than others.
2:00PM – There is a severe monsoon storm with damaging high winds that have caused a power outage at each participating facility.
2:30PM – Each participating facility has been notified by its utility provider that service will be interrupted for at least 4 hours.
3:00PM – The utility company reports the damage to the utility system is greater than anticipated and the power may be off for up to 80 hours.
3:30PM – Water service to each participating facility has been lost. The water utility provider reports a failure of the water pumps supplying the facility. Replacement will take over three days and there will be no normal water supplies during that time.
Your facility has a generator that provides power to 35% of the outlets in the building and enough fuel for 24 hours. Evacuation is necessary.