An Update on NAHC’s Activities Related to Ebola by Chairman Andrea Devoti
Creation of Ebola Task Force for home care workers, extended sessions during Annual Meeting among recent activities taken by NAHC to education its members about ebola
October 22, 2014 09:48 AM
During NAHC’sAnnual Meeting, Chairman Andrea Devoti highlighted the steps that NAHC has taken to help home care agencies protect their workers from the spead of the ebola virus. Her comments are repeated below.
“On Thursday, October 16, 2014, our President, Val J. Halamandaris, forwarded a letter to Director Frieden at the CDC headquarters regarding the home care and hospice community and their interest in securing guidance from CDC on appropriate protocols relative to Ebola for home care workers. The letter was hand delivered to Secretary Burwell at CMS.
Barbara Citarella, President of RVC Limited, agreed to extend her presentation during NAHC’sAnnual Meeting on How to Prevent Infection Control Breaches to include information related to Ebola. In addition, Mary Goldrick, Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems Inc, also discussed infection control with a focus on Ebola information in her presentation: "How to meet the challenge preventing and controlling infections in home care and hospice,”that was held on the third day of NAHC’sAnnual Meeting.
I am proud to announce the creation of an Ebola Task Force, chaired by Barbara Citarella, and will include many who have already volunteered to continue NAHC’swork on insuring that optimum protocols and guidance are identified and provided to NAHC’smember agencies.”
To read the letter NAHC President sent to CMS and CDC, please click here.