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|Media Contact: Thomas Threlkeld
Director of Communications
Webinar Series on the New Emergency Preparedness Guidelines
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is pleased to present, in association with RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants, an important new webinar series, beginning June 4, 2019, to prepare home health and hospice agencies for the new 2019 interpretive guidelines in emergency preparedness. The series will be led by a nationally-recognized expert on emergency preparedness for home health and hospice, Barbara B. Citarella RN, MS NHDP-BC.
(NAHC members receive a substantial discount!)
“The CMS regulations have been updated this year,” says Ms. Citarella. “Are you aware of the changes related to Zika and Ebola? Do you know that one of the top 5 deficiencies for home care and hospice is ‘maintaining and updating the agency disaster plan?’ Join us for a four part webcast to help you navigate the new regs and update your plan”
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 four one-hour webinars will provide in-depth knowledge of the requirements that home health and hospice organizations are subject to, with specific focus on: recent survey findings, explanation of the regulations, starting the agency-specific plan, building the plan, development of policies and procedures, communication, and testing and training.
Attending this web series will give participants a vastly increased understanding of the newly updated federal emergency preparedness requirements that are part of the home health and hospice Conditions of Participation (CoPs). Attendees will also learn how to apply the federal requirements for disaster preparedness in their own specific agencies.
Recorded sessions will be available. Please note there is limited seating in the live sessions so please register early. Please note only one seat per registration.
Part 1 of the webinar series will focus on SURVEY FINDINGS and REVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS. Airs live on June 4, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern time.
Part 2 of the webinar series will focus on STARTING AND BUILDING THE PLAN. Airs live on June 11, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern time.
Part 3 of the webinar series will focus on DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. Airs live on June 18, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern time.
Part 4 of the webinar series will focus on COMMUNICATION/TESTING AND TRAINING. Airs live on June 25, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern time.
Unless you already know the new 2019 guidelines back to front, you need to learn what you need to know from someone with the knowledge and experience to make sure you’re prepared for the worst – and that’s Barbara Citarella and NAHC.
NAHC members GO HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page to claim the code that will get you a substantial discount on the entire webinar series. Protect your patients, your agency, and your future. REGISTER NOW!
If you have any registration problems, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC)
The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is the voice of home care and hospice. NAHC represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice providers, along with the more than two million nurses, therapists, and aides they employ. These caregivers provide vital services to Americans who are aged, disabled, and ill. Some 12 million patients depend on home care and hospice providers, who depend on NAHC for the best in advocacy, education, and information. NAHC is a nonprofit organization that helps its members maintain the highest standards of care. To learn more, visit nahc.org.