This app (http://dpapp.cahf.org) has been designed by the California Association of Health Facilities - Disaster Preparedness Program (CAHF-DPP) for California's long-term care providers. It is designed so that long-term care providers may have emergency information at their fingertips (via smart phone, tablet or computer) no matter where they are.
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 a facility is providing care and services for residents. Most incidents happen during 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 24 percent of the time?
The app is populated with general emergency information that is applicable to all types of long-term care facilities and it also allows providers to upload facility specific information (contact lists, floor plans. policies and procedures) which they may need in an emergency. The general emergency information on this app is accessible by event (earthquake, flood, fire, etc.) or by action being taken (prepare, respond or recover). The facility specific information is accessible only to the facility through a secure platform that is password protected (selected by the facility).
Because this app is designated for use by long-term care facilities you will need a sign-up code to create the provider/facility side of the app. To acquire the sign-up code please e-mail CAHF-DPP at email@example.com. We will email you back a sign-up code.
Please go to the app and look at the available information: http://dpapp.cahf.org and know that you can store your important emergency information on this app for use when you need it. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Medley at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For additional information and some basic guidelines on how to use the app watch the following webinar: