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COVID-19 WEBINAR SERIES: #1-PPE for Home-Based Care - It's NOT Easy!

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar

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Join us for an exciting new COVID-19 webinar series brought to you by the Emergency Preparedness Network, the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA), and Learn Care Together LLC!

We want you to be prepared for this pandemic and its impact on homecare.

Share these FREE webinars with the homecare nurses, nursing assistants, caregivers,  physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and staff in your agencies and networks! 

Registration is free, but required. Click HERE to register today!

 

Webinar #1: PPE for Home-Based Care - It's NOT Easy!

About this Event

Join Dr. Amy Schiffman as she discusses the role of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in home-based care, addressing operational challenges unique to service delivery in the home. She will share success stories, future considerations, and the way forward with PPE for home care.

There are so many questions without clear answers and best practices aren't always clearly defined for our industry. The complexities of acquiring and utilizing personal protective equipment in the COVID pandemic have challenged health care organizations and agencies that serve home-based clients. There is a real imperative to protect staff, patients, and clients. 

Join Dr. Amy on July 14 at 1pm  to learn more!.

About the Speaker


Amy Schiffman, MD, MHS

Chief Medical Officer, Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)

Dr. Amy Schiffman is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and the CMO at JSSA where she built and oversaw the implementation of the PPE strategy for more than 300 caregiving professionals, in alignment with the CDC recommendations. She insisted on head-to-toe PPE from the start, relying on her medical training and understanding of what was needed for effective infection control

Dr. Schiffman obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a graduate degree in public health from the Bloomberg Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency also at the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2005.

After residency, she worked as an Emergency Physician for two large hospital systems in Washington DC area, where she developed an interest in geriatrics and palliative/hospice care. She subsequently left Emergency Medicine to start a Medicare home-based primary care practice for frail and homebound patients. Under her 9 years of directorship, the practice grew over 500% and performed over 60,000 house calls, becoming the largest house calls practice in the DC Metro area. Amy has served as the medical director for two hospices in the DC area and is a certified Hospice Medical Director.

In her free time, Dr. Amy enjoys biking, travelling, and spending time with her family.



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