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COVID-19 Situational Awareness: Impact on for Home Care and Hospice

  • Tuesday, May 05, 2020
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Webinar


A training for private duty, home health, hospice and DME companies.

Registration is free, but required. Register today!

About this Event

This event is being held in partnership between MNCHA and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Preparedness and Response as part of MNCHA’s Home Care Emergency Preparedness project. This free training is intended to help members of MNCHA’s Emergency Preparedness Network prepare to meet new emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers.

Webinar: COVID-19 Situational Awareness: Impact on for Home Care and Hospice

Situational awareness during this pandemic is crucial for health care providers. The Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19, was first identified in China in December of 2019 in a cluster of pneumonia cases. This is a novel virus that is continuing to spread and paralyze all aspects of daily living. As with any other newly identified virus there is much to learn about the disease process, mode of transmission, incubation period, symptoms, and treatment.

The home care and hospice care industry has been identified in many local, state, and federal documents as a significant partner for surge capacity.  Our industry should be preparing for protection of staff, patients, and business viability. As we experience supply chain shortages, providers must begin to think differently about the delivery of care and patient outcomes of care.

We will discuss:

  • Latest research findings that impact patient care delivery
  • Define contingency and crisis standards of care
  • Use of PPE.
  • Current status of the disease
  • Policies & procedures
  • Employee protection protocol

About the Speaker

Barbara B. Citarella, RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC
National Healthcare Disaster Professional 

With over 25 years of experience, Barbara is internationally known for her expertise in the areas of disaster preparedness and leadership. 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. Barbara serves as  a subject matter expert to ASPR TRACIE which stands for  Health and Human Services  Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response  Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange. This exchange was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of  healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness. .

In addition, Barbara was appointed to the National Quality Framework's Healthcare Readiness Committee to create a national framework for response which will be out shortly. She has also been invited to MIT, Boston to  attend the June meeting on  Building Health Equity through Resilient Power.

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