Emergency Preparedness


[3456] Emergency Preparedness
How to be compliant with policies, staff training, patient education and planning, and disaster exercises including COVID-19 impact.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Virtual Event | Administrator Program | Recorded for On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | November 12, 2020

Program Description: Emergency Preparedness is a topic we can all relate to in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency. In this session, learn what is required of healthcare providers regarding the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the 2019 updates, as well as Texas licensing regulations. Discover how to be compliant with policies, staff training, patient education and planning, and disaster exercises. This presentation also covers some of the challenges of COVID-19 and how your emergency preparedness plan is impacted.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.259[d][6]emergency preparedness planning and implementation

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.75 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.75 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 11.12.2022

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

Nurse CE Approval Statement
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

Requirements for Successful Completion
To receive continuing education credits for this online presentation participant must view the entire online presentation, complete an evaluation, and post-test attestation.

Reporting of Perceived Bias
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TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Jennifer Amheiser | BSN, RN, Home Health Consultant, Healthcare ConsultLink

About the Presenter(s):
Jennifer Amheiser
has over 27 years of healthcare experience serving in acute care and community settings. As part of the Healthcare ConsultLink team, she assists agencies in QAPI processes, Emergency Preparedness planning, Due Diligence surveys, Infection Control Readiness surveys, and Home Health agency start-ups. Jennifer especially enjoys educating agencies and helping with measures that directly impact patient care.

[3456] Emergency Preparedness

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