Emergency Management Resources:
American Health Care Association (AHCA) is ready to help you meet the new Infection Preventionist specialized training requirement finalized by CMS in the Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities. The course provides specialized training for healthcare professionals who seek to serve as Infection Preventionists. Through this Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) course, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage an Infection Prevention and Control Program at their nursing facility.
The course is an online, self-study program with 23 hours of training. It includes online lectures, case studies and interactive components taught by an array of experts from around the country.
AHCA’s Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO) training content includes:
In addition, the training addresses both clinical and organizational systems, processes and cultural aspects of infection prevention and control which are fundamental to effectively leading and administering a nursing facilities Infection Prevention & Control program
The course is open to AHCA/NCAL members for $450 and non-members for $650. Group purchase with discount structure is available for groups of 25 or more. There are no refunds and no transfers.
To provide participants with insight and practical tools to assist LTC providers in preparing and implementing the 3 required assessments specific to the unique needs of their facilities, as mandated by CMS’s Requirements of Participation.
These Include: Requirements of Participation Upcoming Assessments due 3 part Webinar Series
1.Sept 6th 11:30-1:00P CST Gail Sheridan: Navigating the 3 Assessments- Balancing the Required Components With the Unique Needs of your Facility (QAPI)
2.Sept 14TH 11:30-1:00p CST Peggy Connorton: tools to improve your facility readiness from someone who’s done it! (facility assessment)
3.Sept 21st 11:30-1:00P CST Ray Miller: Understanding the CMS Emergency Preparedness Regulation and Interpretive Guidelines – An All Hazards Approach: Facility and Community-Based Risk Assessment (Emergency Preparedness)
SUMMARY: Is your Facility Assessment stressing you out? We can help, THCA-EF is partnering with 3 phenomenal speakers who are LTC industry experts for a 3 part series to help you prepare for the 3 Assessments due November 28TH of this year. A single registration allows you access to all three webinar sessions and training material. Space is limited to the first 200 registrations. Up to 4.5 hours of Continuing Education will be provided to Nurses, LNFA/ALM, Social workers and CPA’s Licensed in the State of Texas.
The QAPI regulations are currently in effect, and facilities now have until November 28, 2017, to build their QAPI plans and make it available to state surveyors. This includes conducting a facility assessment and emergency preparedness plan that is directly linked to the establishment of the QAPI program. Whether your post-acute/long-term care organization is already well on its way or in the early stages of developing the various components of your plan this 3 part (1.5 hour) webinar series is designed to help you navigate these new requirements. Our three industry leaders and subject matter experts will provide tools and industry best practices to help you prepare resources for your facility’s needs.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the assessment series is to help participants in addressing the following 3 overarching strategic questions posed in their various assessments. (1) “how your facility continues to improve?” (QAPI) (2) what does the facility currently have? (facility assessment),(3) “how does the facility keep it running?” (emergency preparedness plan).These sessions will also provide participants with insight and practical tools to assist them in preparing and implementing the required assessments specific to the unique needs of their facilities, as mandated by the requirements of participation.
*Due to the high demand of this training. Space is limited to the first 200 registrations, and priority will be given to THCA members
Up to 4.5 hours of Continuing Education will be provided to Nurses, LNFA/ALM, Social workers and CPA’s Licensed in the State of Texas.
The average shortfall per day between allowable expenses and Medicaid reimbursement in Texas nursing facilities