Emergency Preparedness
What is required of healthcare providers regarding OSHA, the CMS mandatory vaccination rule, crisis standards
of care as well as Texas licensing regulations.
TAHC&H Event | HCSSA Administrator Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
Presentation Date | November 15, 2022
Program Description: Emergency Preparedness is a topic we can all relate to in light of the COVID-19 public
health emergency. In this session, learn what is required of healthcare providers regarding OSHA, the CMS mandatory vaccination rule, crisis standards
of care as well as Texas licensing regulations. Discover how to be compliant with policies, staff training, patient education and planning, and disaster exercises.
This presentation will also cover some of the challenges with regard to violence in the workplace.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
§558.259[d]emergency preparedness planning and implementation
§558.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
1.5 Clock Hr(s)
Continuing Education for Nurses
1.5 Contact Hr(s)
This program awards CNE until 11.15.2024
Social Work Continuing Education
1.5 Hr(s) SWCEU
Texas HCSSA CE Approval Statement
This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
Texas Social Worker CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.
Nurse CE Approval Statement
Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by Louisiana State Nurses
Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. LSNA Provider No. 4002151
Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.
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education activity. The toll free number is 1(866) 262-9730.
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Barbara B. Citarella RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC, President, RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants
About the Presenter(s):
Barbara B. Citarella is the founder of the award-winning company RBC Limited, a healthcare and management company
specializing in healthcare operations including value based purchasing, strategic planning, leadership retreats, audits, and compliance with regulatory requirements. She is also the only
recognized expert in disaster preparedness for the home care, long term care and hospice industry. She was a certified instructor at the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for
Domestic Preparedness. Barbara was part of Homeland Security’s committee to re-write the DHS/FEMA Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for People with Special Needs. She also served as
the conference coordinator for The National Pandemic Flu Conference held in Washington, D.C. She was the lead on the first national research project ever conducted on the home care
and hospice industry and its response to the H1N1 Pandemic. Results were published 2011 in the American Journal of Infection Control, a peer reviewed journal. . She is a founding
member of the Mu Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. She currently serves as a subject matter expert for the Unites States Assistant
Secretary of Preparedness and Response program ASPR TRACIE and her guidance documents have been used during the COVID pandemic by various state governors, the CDC and federal
 Emergency Preparedness
- Citarella, Barbara