EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS track
[Continuing Education: 6.5 clock hours Administrator/Alternate; 1.5 contact hours continuing education for nurses]
7:30am | Registration Opens
2a. Time for your Annual Inspection! Review of the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules
The Federal Emergency Preparedness requirements are both similar and different than the requirements that Texas agencies have been meeting. This presentation will outline in detail both these similarities and differences so that agencies – both certified and non-certified – can understand how to prepare for potential disaster and emergency situation, comply with state and federal requirements, and protect their businesses, clients, and employees. We will also discuss regulatory changes since 2018 and lessons learned.
Speaker: Kay Hollers, RN, MPH, COS-C, HCS-D, Independent Consultant, HealthCare ConsultLink
2b. Developing and Implementing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan
This workshop will be presented by a panel of home health, hospice, community care, and pediatric providers to discuss how to develop an effective Emergency Preparedness Plan with a focus on assessing hazard vulnerability, infection control, continuity of operations, and much more!
Speakers: Charlene Drake, Area VP, PCS Operations, Texas Home Health of America; Kristen Robison, RN, Angels of Care Pediatric Home Health; Brandis Wilmore, Owner, Be Healthy at Home, Inc.; Amy Ives, BSN, RN, CHPN, Hospice Director, Peterson Hospice
12:00pm-1:00pm | Lunch (included in registration)
2c. Applying the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules: What Surveyors Look For in your Policies and Procedures
The next step to understanding the Emergency Preparedness Regulations is to determine how to prepare and present evidence of your compliance. This presentation will present strategies agencies can use to be comfortable they have put their best foot forward at survey time. Special emphasis will be placed on documentation of actions taken in risk assessment, patient classification systems, HIPAA, patient evacuation, and testing of the plan.
Speakers: Jennifer Gibson Osburn, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, Senior Clinical Consultant, Axxess; Kay Hollers, RN, MPH, COS-C, HCS-D, Independent Consultant, HealthCare ConsultLink
2d. Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan
This presentation will discuss the staff training requirements for both orientation and annual training, how to collaborate with local, state, and federal agencies, illustrate the differences between the tabletop, functional, and full-scale test exercises, and review best practices in documentation.
Speaker: Beverly Sepulveda, BSN, RN, MBA, CEO, SynerImages Healthcare Consulting LLC