Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association

Home Care Emergency Preparedness Conference

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Loyola Graduate Center - 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 - Room 210/230


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Home Care Emergency Preparedness Conference

Registration is free, but space is limited.  Register today!

About this Event
This event is being held in partnership between MNCHA and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Preparedness and Response as part of MNCHA’s Home Care Emergency Preparedness project. This training is intended to help members of MNCHA’s Emergency Preparedness Network develop or improve disaster plans for their home care companies.

The morning session includes an introduction of national guidelines, information on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) courses 100 and 800, cognitive biases that impact preparedness activities, standards of care, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed federal guidelines for home care and hospice. The afternoon session will include an emergency preparedness tabletop exercise for home care providers. All are welcome and registration for this conference is free! Space is limited, so register today.

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About the Speaker
Barbara B. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V

With over 25 years of experience, Barbara is internationally known for her expertise in
the areas of disaster preparedness and leadership. She specializes in emergency
disaster planning, bioterrorism, health care development and operations. She provides
education to law enforcement and government agencies, health care providers, private sector, first responders, national and state associations in all aspects of disaster preparedness.

Barbara conducts mock disaster drills for various agencies and health departments nationwide and has participated on the NYS Bioterrorism Task Force in the subsection on education. She has worked with over 15 state health departments in the area of biological, radiological and nuclear disaster planning. Barbara was part of the Department of Homeland Security’s committee to rewrite the National Response Plan document and the DHS Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for people with special needs. She has received the highest level (CHS-V) of certification in homeland security from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS).

Program Agenda

9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:30 a.m. Morning Session Begins
10:45 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Tabletop Exercise
4:00 p.m. Conference Concludes

Executive Plaza II, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 1006
Hunt Valley, MD 21031

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