Applying State & Federal Emer Prep Rules: What Surveyors Look For in your Policies & Procedures


[3296] Applying the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules: What Surveyors Look For in your Policies and Procedures
How to prepare and present evidence of your compliance.

TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 10/09/2019 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Fall Conference in Grapevine. It is one of 4 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: October 9, 2019
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Fall Conference | Grapevine

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 2.0 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 2.0 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 10.09.2021

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· 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

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §97.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §97.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation
  • §97.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §97.260[a][6]risk assessment and management

Program Description:The next step to understanding the Emergency Preparedness Regulations is to determine how to prepare and present evidence of your compliance. In this presentation Kay Hollers functions as a surveyor and Jennifer Gibson Osburn functions as an agency administrator. Agencies will be able to learn what to expect from the surveyor and responses from the agency administrator that satisfy the survey process. They also 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.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by ensuring their agency policy and procedures reflect the proper application of the state and federal regulations as they pertain to emergency preparedness to ensure both compliance and patient safety.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Jennifer Gibson Osburn, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, Senior Clinical Consultant, Axxess; Kay Hollers, RN, MPH, COS-C, HCS-D, Independent Consultant, HealthCare ConsultLink

About the Presenter:
Jennifer Gibson Osburn
is a Registered Nurse with over 23 years of home health industry experience. She is a certified OASIS and Home Health Coding Specialist, who regularly trains on home health regulation and ICD-10-CM coding. Gibson has held several leadership roles in home health agencies, including Administrator and Director of Nursing. She consults widely for home health agencies nationwide and is a sought-after contributor to industry blogs and publications. Gibson is committed to the success of the home care industry and currently serves on several committees for the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice. She has a passion for teaching and supporting the home care industry and its dedicated and caring professionals.

About the Presenter:
Kay Hollers
is well known to TAHCH audiences as she has been an active member or associate member since her return to Texas in 1985. Kay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas with a major in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She also earned a post-master’s Specialist Certification in Health Care Evaluation from Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit. Kay taught Public Health Nursing at Michigan State University and has practiced in and consulted with home health and hospice agencies large and small, public and private. Kay likes to share her experiences and knowledge with audiences and has been a frequent presenter for TAHCH conferences and seminars.

[3296] Applying the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules: What Surveyors Look For in your Policies and Procedures

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