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Emergency Preparedness: Time to Update Your Emergency Disaster Plan
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT
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Emergency Preparedness: Time to Update Your Emergency Disaster Plan

4-Part Webinar Series (live and/or recording available)

Date: May 4, 6, 11 & 13, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Webinar Series

Registration: Online | Registration Form

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has just released “Update Guidance for the Emergency Preparedness Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual.”  In addition, it has been 15 months operating under a Public Health Emergency, a myriad of changes have occurred with disaster plans, processes, and policies. This four part interactive series will explain the changes and implementation process as well as discuss the plan changes necessary for state and federal surveyors!! Emergency planning is a continuous process. Providers must be ready for anything and everything!!


The following is planned content and schedule for the live webinar sessions; for those who are unable to attend the live sessions, recorded sessions will be available. Please note there is limited seating in the live sessions so please register early.

Part 1: Starting and Building the Plan 
May 4, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

Attendees will be able to:

  1. List the four components of writing a plan
  2. Name the four phases of emergency management
  3. Develop an infection control component for the disaster plan

Part 2: Developing Policies and Procedures
May 6, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

Attendees will be able to:

  1. List policies necessary to support the plan
  2. Develop a process for tracking patients and employees
  3. Identify new policies necessary for pandemic

Part 3: Communication/Testing and Training
May 11, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of community partnerships
  2. Identify new regulations for training and testing
  3. Develop a communication process for preparedness activities


Part 4: CMS Updates and COVID Survey Implication
May 13, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

The attendee will be able to:

  1. List areas at risk during survey
  2. Discuss the changes to the regulations
  3. Identify areas of their plans that need to be updated

Barbara B. Citarella,
President and CEO, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, CHS-V, Certified In Homeland Security
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 health and hospice industry in addition to disaster planning.

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 specializes in emergency disaster planning, bioterrorism, health care development and operations.  She provides education to law enforcement and government agencies, health care providers, private sector, first responders, national and state associations in all aspects of disaster preparedness.

Member - $399
Non-Member - $599

Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). The cost of this education is per agency.

Prior to the webinar, a Zoom Webinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to click on this link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts if available and evaluation link.

Oregon Association for Home Care
1249 Commercial St. SE, Salem, OR 97302

Contact: Brandy Sweet - [email protected] - (503) 364-2733