Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan


[3297] Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan
Best practices for testing your EP plan.

NOW AVAILABLE: RELEASED 10/14/2019 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.

Presentation Info:

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

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.25 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.25 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 approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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:This presentation discusses 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.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change or enhance their practice by applying methods learned related to implementing realistic and effective disaster drills at their agency in compliance with state and federal rules.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenters: Beverly Sepulveda, BSN, RN, MBA, CEO, SynerImages Healthcare Consulting LLC

About the Presenters:
Beverly Sepulveda
is the founder, CEO, and Principle consultant for SynerImages Healthcare Consulting, a national healthcare and regulatory consulting firm in operation for over 23 years. She holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her nursing specialization is in quality assurance and accreditation compliance.

Ms. Sepulveda's consulting expertise covers a broad array of areas including Home Health Agencies, Therapy clinics, ORFs, CORFs, Hospitals and the MCO industry. Ms. Sepulveda's company specializes in start-up healthcare business seeking state and federal licensure, cloud-based policies and procedures, on-going regulatory compliance services and insurance contracting assistance.

Prior to her working for SynerImages, Ms. Sepulveda was the Executive Director for PCA Health plans of Texas [later purchased by Humana] and held senior management positions with Aetna, CIGNA, and MetLife insurance companies. Her medical experience was at St. David's Hospital, Bellaire Hospital, Critical Care of America Home Health, North American Medical Management and Princeton Medical Management services. SynerImages is a Texas-based healthcare consulting firm with offices in Houston and South Texas. In addition to offering home health startup and compliance services, her firm also facilitates other business needs such coordinating medical equipment inspections, application management services, educational conferences/webinars and other business operations assistance.

[3297] Testing Your Emergency Preparedness Plan

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