Infection Control | Best Practices in a Pandemic World | For LCHHS & HOSPICE


[W3416] Infection Control | Best Practices in a Pandemic World | For LCHHS & HOSPICE
Infection control elements for Licensed and Certified Home Health Services & Hospice

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
    • 1.25 Clock Hrs
  • Continuing Nursing Education
    • 1.25 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][8]infection control
  • §558.260[a][3]basic principles of management in a licensed health-related setting
  • §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management

Program Description: In this time of dramatic policy guidance changes related to COVID-19, home care agencies must be able to execute best practices related to Infection Control. The presenter provides a detailed review of both Medicare and Hospice regulations covering the 6 elements of prevention and discusses how Infection control is a mandatory QAPI element of the agency QAPI program. This program brings you the cutting edge elements of:

  • the latest hand hygiene
  • appropriate use of PPE
  • environmental cleaning and disinfection
  • bag technique
  • and equipment cleaning

After viewing you will feel empowered on how to redesign, enhance and implement a quality infection control plan.

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 infection control elements and current changes with infection control practices and how to implement a quality infection control plan.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Barbara Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC, President, RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants

About the Presenter:
Barbara Citarella
is the founder of RBC Limited Healthcare and Management Consultants. Barbara and her team of expert consultants have made the company a national leader in the home care, hospice and outpatient health care industry. She has been instrumental in developing national and state partnerships for the company.With over 25 years of experience, Barbara is internationally known for her expertise in the areas of infection control, leadership and disaster preparedness. As the only recognized expert in the area of home care and hospice disaster planning, she provides education not only to home care and hospice industry but to law enforcement, government agencies, health care providers, private sector, first responders, national and state associations. Barbara was part of the Department of Homeland Security’s committee to rewrite the National Response Plan document and the DHS Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for people with special needs.

In addition to her Disaster Planning experience, Ms. Citarella has been instrumental in OASIS training nationwide since 1997. She was the first to incorporate inter-rater reliability testing in the education process for the OASIS tool. She has done research on the preliminary cost of OASIS to the home care industry and presented such findings to United States Congressional members. RBC Limited’s clientele remain in the top 20% of the industry for quality initiatives.She is an internationally known speaker and has presented well over 500 keynote addresses and workshops.

[W3416] Infection Control | Best Practices in a Pandemic World | For LCHHS & HOSPICE

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