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Planning for a Disaster (project plan, presentation & written guidelines)

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Assessment Instructions

Note: Your work in Assessments 1 and 2 will inform your work in this assessment. Therefore, complete the assessments in the order in which they are presented.

Preparation

For this assessment, you will assume the role of Care Coordinator for Disaster Care in the same practice setting you chose for Assessment 1. Within this context, you will develop a project plan to provide comprehensive community health care disaster relief or meet the care needs of a specific population within the community. Choose a current event or hypothetical disaster scenario as the basis for your disaster preparedness project planning. Explore past and recent disasters and lessons learned.

After completing your project plan, you will then develop a short presentation for your care coordination team, along with a set of written guidelines, to prepare your team to execute the plan.

Note: Remember that you can submit all—or a portion of—your draft documents to Smarthinking for feedback before you submit the final version of this assessment. If you plan on using this free service, be mindful of the turnaround time of 24–48 hours for receiving feedback.

Presentation Tools

You may use Microsoft PowerPoint or any other suitable presentation software to create your slides. If you elect to use an application other than PowerPoint, check with your instructor to avoid potential file compatibility issues.

Use the speaker’s notes section of each slide to develop your talking points and cite your sources, as appropriate. If you need help designing your presentation, you are encouraged to review the various presentation resources provided for this assessment. These resources will help you to design an effective presentation, whether you choose to use PowerPoint or other presentation design software.

You have the option of either recording a voiceover track for your presentation or creating a video. In either case, you may use Kaltura Media, Adobe Connect, or other technology of your choice for your audio or video recording

  • If using Kaltura Media, refer to the Using Kaltura tutorial for directions on recording and uploading your video in the courseroom.
  • If using Adobe Connect, refer to the instructions and tutorials available from the Using Adobe Connect support page.

Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in this activity, please contact Disability Services to request accommodations.

Requirements

For this assessment:

  1. Develop a project plan to mobilize coordinated care for a community or population in a disaster situation.
  2. Develop a presentation for your care coordination team to prepare them to execute the plan.
  3. Develop, as a supplement to your presentation, a set of written guidelines for plan implementation.

Use the care coordination project plan you developed in Assessment 1 as a model for your project plan in this assessment. You may choose to develop an overarching plan for the entire community or to address the care needs of a specific population within the community. You may address the same population you chose in Assessment 1 or Assessment 2.

Project Plan, Presentation, and Guidelines for Format and Length

Format your project plan using APA style.

  • Use the APA Style Paper Template, linked in Required Resources. An APA Style Paper Tutorial is also provided (linked in Suggested Writing Resources) to help you in writing and formatting your project plan. Be sure to include:
    • A title page and references page. An abstract is not required.
    • A running head on all pages.
    • Appropriate section headings.

APA formatting is not required for your guidelines document. However, be sure that the content of your document is clear, well-organized, and does not exceed 3–5 pages.

At a minimum, your presentation must include the following slides:

  • Title.
  • Purpose (the reasons for your presentation).
  • References (at the end of your presentation).

Your slide deck should consist of approximately 5 slides, not including the title, purpose, and references slides.

Supporting Evidence

Cite 5–7 sources of scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan.

Developing Your Project Plan, Presentation, and Guidelines

Note: The requirements outlined below correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide. Be sure that, at a minimum, you address each criterion. You may also want to read the Planning for a Disaster Scoring Guide to better understand how each criterion will be assessed.

  • Assess the care coordination needs of a community or population in a disaster situation.
    • What key challenges is the community or population likely to face?
    • What lessons learned are offered by similar disasters?
    • What evidence supports your conclusions?
  • Identify the key elements of a disaster preparedness project plan for providing effective care coordination to a community or population.
    • What are the potential effects of the disaster on care coordination?
    • What factors should your plan address? For example, consider training, coordination with outside organizations, or evacuation.
    • What resources might aid your planning process? For example, a facility risk assessment or hazard vulnerability analysis?
  • Identify the personnel and material resources needed in an emergency to provide the necessary coordinated care. For example, consider the following:
    • First responders.
    • Critical access points for care.
    • Ambulance transport.
    • Types of critical supplies and equipment, such as ventilators with generators.
    • Medicine and other life support needs.
  • Describe standards and best practice methods for safeguarding the provision of ethical, culturally-competent care in challenging circumstances.
    • What standards and practices are most applicable in this instance? Why?
    • How do they safeguard the provision of ethical, culturally-competent care?
  • Analyze the interagency and interprofessional relationships essential to coordinated care in a disaster.
    • What role do particular agencies or organizations play in a disaster?
    • Why are these relationships essential?
  • Identify applicable local, national, or international regulatory requirements governing disaster relief that influence coordinated care.
    • What are the implications and consequences for care coordination?
  • Prepare your care coordination team to implement the project plan.
    • Clearly communicate the important aspects of plan implementation, including specific actions and their underlying rationale.
    • What questions, objections, or resistance might you expect? How will you respond?
    • Express your main points, arguments, and conclusions coherently.
    • Proofread your slides to minimize errors that could distract the audience and make it more difficult to focus on the substance of your presentation.
  • Support main points, arguments, and conclusions with relevant and credible evidence, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.
    • Is your supporting evidence clear and explicit?
    • How or why does particular evidence support a claim?
    • Will your audience see the connection?

Additional Requirements

Be sure that you have used the APA Style Paper Template to format your project plan and that your document includes:

  • A title page and references page.
  • A running head on all pages.
  • Appropriate section headings.

In addition, be sure that:

  • Your slide deck consists of approximately 5 slides, not including the title, purpose, and references slide.
  • Your guidelines document is clear, well-organized, and does not exceed 3–5 pages.
  • You have cited 5–7 sources of relevant and credible scholarly or professional evidence to support your project plan.

Portfolio Prompt: You may choose to save your project plan, presentation, and guidelines to your ePortfolio.

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