Infection Control


[3711] Infection Control
Provides the current and updated regulatory requirements for infection control for HCSSAs.

Presentation Info:

  • TAHC&H Event | HCSSA Administrator Conference | Recorded for On-Demand Access
  • Presentation Date | November 15, 2022

Program Description: This presentation provides the current and updated regulatory requirements for infection control for HCSSAs, as well as practical implementation of the regulations within your agency, including all of the COVID-19 changes. The session offers tips and tools for you to use as you tackle the ongoing challenge of educating staff, patients and caregivers about this ever-important requirement.

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

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.5 Clock Hr(s)
  • Continuing Education for Nurses
    • 1.5 Contact Hr(s)
    • This program awards CNE until 11.15.2024

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.

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TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter(s): Jennifer Elder, Director of Regulatory Affairs, TAHC&H and Grace Werckle, BSN, RN, Home Care Education Nurse Manager, TAHC&H

About the Presenter(s):
Jennifer Elder
started with TAHC&H in September 2019. Her experience includes Home Health and Hospice Administration, DME Management and Home Care Consulting. Prior to coming to TAHC&H she worked as a consultant from 2012 – 2017 for home health and hospice agencies and DME agencies throughout Texas. She has hands on experience in the home care industry with the ADR process, QAPI programs, Marketing and Business Development, Licensing, Accreditation, Plans of Correction and Informal Dispute Resolutions, Human Resources, Policy Development and Strategic Planning. Jennifer has been in the home care industry since 2007.

About the Presenter(s):
Grace Werckle
has worked in the Homecare Industry for over 27 years. She has had the wonderful opportunity to serve in multiple roles at Home Health Agencies fulfilling positions varying from Administrator to DON/Clinical Supervisor to Case Management to Field RN. With this, Grace was able to provide focus and specialty in QAPI, OASIS documentation and training and Regulatory Compliance. She has held both OASIS and Coding certifications in the past years. Prior to joining TAHCH, Grace served as a contributing member and a Committee chair on several committees including Clinical Practice and Medicare/Medicaid and was honored to receive the Mary Jo Gabbert Nursing Achievement Award. Grace currently serves on the TCNWS Advisory Committee and serves as the Primary Nurse Planner for TAHCH’s Approved Provider Unit. Grace received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas and currently works with Texas Association for Homecare and Hospice in the Home Care Education Nurse Manager role.

[3711] Infection Control

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