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Disaster Preparedness 2019 New Interpretive Guidelines

  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
  • Webinar

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  • An unlimited number of participants from the agency/ company/ organization may join the webinar for this fee.
  • An unlimited number of participants from the agency/ company/ organization may join the webinar for this fee.

A Four-Part Webinar Series presented by:

Barbara Citarella, RN, MS   

Description: Agencies continue to struggle with the development of a disaster preparedness plan that will not only be in compliance, but realistic in an event. Areas of weaknesses in the process have been identified by CMS and accrediting bodies. On top of that, there were changes made to regulations at the end of 2018 and appeared in the 2019 interpretive guidelines. This series of  one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the requirements that home health and hospice organizations are subject to, with specific focus on: an overview of the regulations, starting the agency-specific plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training.

Program Goals: Through attendance in this web series, participants will increase their understanding of the newly updated federal emergency preparedness requirements that are part of the home health and hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and become knowledgeable in how to apply the federal requirements for disaster preparedness in their own specific agencies. Enhance disaster plan development for all community based agencies.

Following is the planned content and schedule for the live webinar sessions; for those who are unable to attend the live sessions, recorded sessions will be available. Please note there is limited seating in the live sessions so please register early.

Join this four-part series now and catch the final two sessions live!  You will have access to all previous recordings as well as additional live sessions.


Part 1: OVERVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS – June 4, 1-2 pm EDT
Including Lessons Learned, Home Health and Hospice’s Role in an Event, All-Hazards Approach, Regulatory changes since 2018 and survey findings from the first year under the disaster preparedness CoPs.

Part 2: STARTING AND BUILDING THE PLAN,  – June 11, 1-2 pm EDT
Including Four Phases of Emergency Management, Incident Command System, and Hazard Vulnerability Assessment , Infection control and prevention, Continuity of Operations (Defining Essential Function, Succession Planning, Human Resources, Alternate Location, Defining Patient Populations, and Data Management)

Part 3: DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – June 18, 1-2 pm EDT
Patient Classification Systems, Transportation Classifications, Surge Capacity, HIPAA/IT, Tracking Patients and Staff, and Roles and Definitions., Organizing the plan.

Part 4:  COMMUNICATION/TESTING AND TRAINING – June 25, 1-2 pm EDT
Health Care Coalitions; Specific Hospice Requirements; MOUs; Government Emergency Telecommunications System; Collaborative Relationships with Local, State, Federal, and Indian Tribe Nations;  Annual/Orientation Requirements, Documentation of Training, Types of Exercises (Tabletop, Functional, Full-scale), After Action Report, Revising and Updating the Plan.


Registration is regularly $599. Use Discount Code RBCEDP and receive $200 off!    


Once registered you will have access to all previous recordings as well as the new live events.          

 

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