HMEC BREATHE Program Evaluation Survey

(75% response rate)

The Percentage of HMECs’ Eligible Patients Receiving BREATHE Resources

· 4 HMECs provided B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources to 26% – 50% of their patients
· 1 HMEC provided B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources to 51 – 75% of their patients
· 1 HMEC provided B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources to 76 – 100% of their patients

What Type of Patients Are Receiving BREATHE Resources?

· 1 HMEC said B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources were provided to New Patients only
· 5 HMECs said B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources were provided to both New and Existing Patients

HMECs’ Rating Of The Usefulness of BREATHE Resources

· 4 HMECs rated B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources at level 10 for their Patients
· 2 HMECs rated B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources at level 9 for their Patients
(on a scale from 1- 10, with 1 = lowest level of usefulness, 10 = highest level of usefulness)

Was the HMEC Preparedness Checklist Helpful During HMEC Power Outage Preparedness Review With Patients?

· 6 HMECs responded “Yes”

Rate the overall impact of the B.R.E.A.T.H.E. program and its resources on Patient emergency preparedness

·        2 HMEC rated the impact of B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources for their Patients at level 10
·        1 HMEC rated the impact of B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources for their Patients at level 9
·        1 HMEC rated the impact of B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources for their Patients at level 8
·        1 HMEC rated the impact of B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources for their Patients at level 7*
·        1 HMEC rated the impact of B.R.E.A.T.H.E. resources for their Patients at level 5*
*The level “7” rating (and possibly the level “5” rating) notation that lower ranking “due to untested/unproven value in emergency situations”

B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Program feedback from HMECs

· “The program works great, remembering to send out documents to our established Patients has been our only problem with program”
· “You all have done a great job and provided fool proof tools to educate the public”
· “It is a great asset for us to be able to educate our Patients and provide them with the information that they would need if an emergency were to occur”
· “Since education doesn’t click until catastrophe happens, handouts/planning worksheet are highly beneficial as reminder resources”
· “Excellent provision of useful resources”
· “Everything is running smoothly at this time. We implemented the BREATHE documents in all our new patient packets.”

HMECs Comments on Patient Feedback About BREATHE Program

(sought both positive and negative comments)

· “Patients seem to appreciate the effort we are putting in to help them plan ahead”
· “Patients appreciate the magnet (B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Worksheet) and knowing what is important”
· “Provision and listing of resources has been beneficial for Patients”
· “Patients appreciate having the resources at hand”
· “The BREATHE planning magnet (worksheet) is helpful not only as a preparedness tool, but a practical way for patients to document the medical equipment they use and contact information listing us as their HMEC provider.”
· “NA – Patients haven’t let us know yet”