Infection Prevention and Practice Group

NAHC Creates Infection Prevention and Practice Group

Invites Experts to Join Panel to Respond to the Threat of Zika and Other Infectious Diseases

Barbara Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V

Val J. Halamandaris, President of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) recently announced the creation of the Infection Prevention and Practice Group (IPPG) which is being coordinated by Barbara Citarella, President of RBC Limited.

The purpose of the group is to define best practices, provide current resources to members and to prepare the industry for the future. The challenges of infection prevention in our industry need a consistent focus.

At this crucial time for our industry, NAHC is seeking members to participate on a committee to develop the IPPG and to submit proposals for education.

Please send resumes for committee selection and education proposals to: barbaracitarella@rbclimited.com.

Public Health Emergency Resources
Long-Term, Home Health, and Hospice Care Planning Guide for Public Health Emergencies

 

Zika Resources
Zika- Implications for Home Care and Hospice pdf
What Can Be Done – CDC’s Response to Zika pdf
PREGNANT? Read this before you travel– CDC’s Response to Zika pdf
Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus pdf
Mosquito Bite Prevention (English) pdf
Mosquito Bite Prevention (Spanish) pdf
ZIKA: The Basics of the Virus and How to Protect Against It (English) pdf
ZIKA: The Basics of the Virus and How to Protect Against It (Spanish) pdf

 

Ebola Resources
CDC Statement on September 21, 2015 pdf
35 U.S. hospitals designated as Ebola treatment centers webthumb
NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response webthumb
Ebola Information for West Africans Living in the United States pdf
How to Talk with your Children about Ebola pdf
An Ebola Update for Home Care and Hospice Providers pdf
Is it Flu or Ebola? Side by Side Comparison — CDC Flyer pdf
EBOLA: AM I AT RISK? Palm Card — CDC Flyer pdf
Ebola: What’s the difference between infections spread through the air or by droplets? — CDC Flyer pdf
Reducing Your Risk of Ebola while Traveling — CDC Flyer pdf
Ebola Virus Disease: CDC Slides for U.S. Healthcare Workers pdf
Ebola Education Session – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Demonstration video
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
BULLETIN: HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations
In light of the Ebola outbreak and other events, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), is providing a bulletin to ensure that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways in which patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an emergency situation, and to serve as a reminder that the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency.The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects the privacy of patients’ health information (protected health information) but is balanced to ensure that appropriate uses and disclosures of the information still may be made when necessary to treat a patient, to protect the nation’s public health, and for other critical purposes.
OCR’s bulletin on HIPAA Privacy in Emergency Situations pdf
Additional guidance on HIPAA in Emergency Situations: Preparedness, Planning, and Response webthumb