In 2018, nearly 20 million people participated in the
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill (
across the U.S., including more than 400,000 healthcare sector participants in hospitals, clinics, and other facilities.
The basic action of ShakeOut is to practice
"Drop, Cover, and Hold On"
. One way many organizations can conduct more comprehensive tests, is to incorporate tabletop discussions and exercises of their emergency plan, such as or full scale community exercises.
, cohosted by the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills and Connect Consulting Services,
will show how to incorporate the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills into your Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) training and exercise compliance program.