Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association

Emergency Preparedness Training

  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Loyola Graduate Center - 8890 McGaw Rd., Columbia, MD 21045, Room 210/230

A training for private duty, home health, hospice and DME companies.

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 free training is intended to help members of MNCHA’s Emergency Preparedness Network prepare to meet new emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers.

The clock was reset on 11/16/17! Year 2 under CMS Emergency Regulations began counting down and will do so annually.  Come and join us for a tabletop exercise designed to assist with  your agency’s compliance.

The tabletop  exercise – Hurricane Abby 2018 - will test your agency’s ability to respond to an emergency and meet the following areas of the CMS regulation; 

  • Surge capacity
  • Communication
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Essential function identification, and
  • Testing and training. This exercise will be a clinically relevant scenario led by a facilitator and will meet federal requirements. 

Each attendee will receive an After Action Report they can take back to their agency for completion.


9:30 a.m.    Registration & Breakfast

10:00 a.m.  Program Begins

12:30 p.m.  Event Wrap Up
1:00 p.m.    Event Adjourn

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).

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