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.
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 Date: October 9, 2019
- TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Fall Conference | Grapevine
- TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
- 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 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]agency responsibilities
- §97.259[d]emergency preparedness planning and implementation
- §97.260[a]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
- §97.260[a]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.
 Applying the State and Federal Emergency Preparedness Rules: What Surveyors Look For in your Policies and Procedures