Emergency Preparedness Plan Blueprint | The Necessary Tools for Compliance for LHHS & PAS


[W3415] Emergency Preparedness Plan Blueprint | The Necessary Tools for Compliance for LHHS & PAS
EP plan tools for Licensed Home Health Services & Personal Assistance Services

TAHC&H VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: This program is a recording of an online training presented 05.20.2020 for the Texas Association of Home Care & Hospice Pandemic Recovery Virtual Conference. 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: May 20, 2020
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Pandemic Recovery Virtual Conference

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 2.5 Clock Hrs
  • Continuing Nursing Education
    • 2.5 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 05/20/2022

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:

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

Program Description: Some of the biggest changes in home health and hospice pandemic plans have been presented since the introduction of COVID-19 into our world. Reframing your Emergency Preparedness Plan is one of the most important steps you can take during a pandemic occurance. This program provides you with the necessary tools to be compliant with the requirements of both LHHS and PAS emergency preparedness planning. The presenter discusses the details of the four (4) phases of emergency planning:

  • Mitigation - including education & awareness, hazard assessment, vulnerability assessment
  • Preparedness - including telecommunication plan, training, exercises and building relationships with community partners
  • Response - including taking quick action to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs and subsistence of the affected population
  • Recovery - taking actions after an emergency to restore and resume normal operation and rebuilding and repairing with goal of improving conditions and reducing future risks.

Program Learning Outcome: Participants will actively engage in the learning activity and apply the Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA) licensure regulations related to the 4 phases of Emergency Planning to their daily practice to improve agency processes and planning.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Jennifer Lopez, BSN, RN

About the Presenter:
Jennifer Lopez
is a Clinical Consultant with Lopez Healthcare Consulting while completing her MSN & Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She has worked in healthcare for over 25 years in many different settings including acute care, physician office, home health care and residential services. She received her LVN from Cooke County College in 1987, Associates Degree in Nursing from North Central Texas College in 1991 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from The University of Texas, Austin in 2003. She is also a Certified Developmental Disabilities Nurse (CDDN). Her current responsibilities include providing education, training and clinical support for the Home Health and IDD programs in Texas. She also serves as Immediate Past President of the Texas Association of Home Care and Hospice. Jennifer has a vast range of expertise in the areas of operations, due diligence, QA, clinical, state and federal regulations, compliance and investigations. Jennifer has a passion to ensure each person cared for receives the highest quality care possible.

[W3415] The Emergency Preparedness Plan Blueprint | The Necessary Tools for Compliance for LHHS & PAS

Subscribers to this webinar receive 24/7 on-demand access for three (3) months. When subscribing to this webinar along with other programs totaling 12 hours or more, the access period increases to six (6) months.

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