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Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) Webinars

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Offered monthly, the Emergency Preparedness webinars will discuss key areas for a successful Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP), followed by Q&A. HSAG is pleased to resume this webinar series in 2024 to provide nursing homes and hospitals with key information and resources to prepare for responding to public health emergencies and natural disasters. These webinars are hosted by HSAG, in partnership with the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF), Arizona Coalition for Healthcare Emergency Response (AzCHER), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Hospital Association (CHA), the California Department of Aging/Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Santa Clara Public Health Department, Arizona Department of Health Services (AzDHS), and others. 

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2024 EPP Series

Past Event

Description

AB 2511 became law in California September 29, 2022, requiring California’s skilled nursing facilities to be compliant with updated backup power rules by January 1, 2024.  These rules extend the requirement for on-site backup power fuel supply to a minimum of 96 hours and backup power systems are now required to include building cooling systems to maintain a safe temperature throughout an outage.

This session will include expert speakers from CAHF, Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAi), and CDPH. NOTE: While AB 2511 is specific to California, there will be discussion on emergency power which is applicable to all states.

Target Audience

SNF Administrators, directors of nursing, maintenance supervisors, corporate consultants, hospitals, clinics, and other entities may also join.

Event Materials

PowerPoint Presentation

Event Recording

Description

Power outages can lead to fatal outcomes in long-term care, join us for best practices during power outages where we will discuss temporary and permanent solutions to mitigate the risks associated with the loss of utilities as well as compliance with California’s AB 2511 96-hour emergency power requirement.

More information coming soon.

More information coming soon.

2023 EPP Series

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | Past Event

Understand the who, what, why, how, and when of the Hazard Vulnerability Assessment.

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

Speakers

  • Yvette Barajas, Health Planning Specialist III, SNF Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, County of Santa Clara, Public Health Department
  • Jason Belden, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plant Services, California Association of Health Facilities
  • Marina Zamarron, MPA, Healthcare/Hospital Preparedness Program and Coalition Coordinator, Health Program Specialist III, County of Santa Clara, Public Health Department

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | Past Event

Learn about HICS/NHICS concepts and features, along with understanding the roles and relationship of the incident management team.

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Recording Available Here.

Speakers
  • Jamie Beauvais, Central Region Manager, Statewide Training and Exercise Manager, Arizona Coalition for Healthcare Emergency Response, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
  • Jason Belden, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plant Services, California Association of Health Facilities
  • Mary Massey, BSN,PHN, MA, VP Emergency Management, California Hospital Association

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | Past Event

Learn about QSO-21-15-ALL and how emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) can be incorporated into your emergency preparedness plan. Utilize an EID self-assessment checklist to identify SNF EID strengths and opportunities for further focus.

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

Speakers
  • Nate Gilmore, Branch Chief, Field Operations, California Department of Public Health, Center for Health Care Quality
  • Karen Schindler, PT, Senior Clinical Improvement Advisor, Health Services Advisory Group
  • Margaret Turner, M.Ed., FAPIC, CIC, PHN, RN, Rapid Response HAI IP, California Department of Public Health

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | Past Event

Learn about Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), and the role they play during an evacuation. Hear first-hand lessons learned and best practices from both nursing home and hospital leadership who had to orchestrate resident/patient evacuations.

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

Speakers
  • Jason Belden, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plant Services, California Association of Health Facilities
  • Ryan Dickerson, MHA, Executive Director, Northern California, Providence Health and Services
  • Stephanie Meeks, MBA, CHEP, HACP, Emergency Management & Regulatory Compliance Manager, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 | Past Event

Learn how to get started with developing a Business Continuity Plan and strategies for a cross-organizational approach to obtaining supplies.

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

Speakers

  • Jason Belden, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plan Services, California Association of Health Facilities
  • Eugene Schneller, Ph.D., Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar, Department of Supply Chain Management, Arizona State University
     

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 | Past Event

Learn how The Arizona Surgeline Project and AZ REACH streamline the patient transfer process by facilitating placement calls, connecting physicians, and follow through on placement progress.

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

Speakers

  • Charley Larsen, RN, MSN-L, MBA
    Co-Founder & Chief Nursing Officer, Blackbox Healthcare Solutions
  • Erin Tams, MSHI
    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Blackbox Healthcare Solutions

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 | Past Event

Learn how to prepare yourself and your household for a disaster. This webinar highlights: making a disaster plan, customizing disaster kits for both home and vehicle, and staying informed.

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

Speaker

  • Bill D. Hart II, CLM, IDC/DSC/MN, RES/DAT/MN, OM/GEN/SV, MC/SH/SV, IP/GEN/SA, SOC Liaison , Disaster Cycle Services, California Gold Country Region, Pacific Division, American Red Cross

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | Past Event

Learn the key elements of Tabletop Exercises: the planning, the actual exercise, and the after-action report/improvement plan.

Speakers

  • Jamie Beauvais, Central Region Manager, Statewide Training and Exercise Manager Arizona Coalition for Healthcare Emergency Response, Arizona Hospital ad Healthcare Association
  • Mary Massey, BSN, PHN, MA, VP Emergency Management, California Hospital Association
  • Jason Belden, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plant Services, California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF)

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | Past Event

Learn about the top five ETags for California Nursing Homes and Arizona Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Speakers

  • Nate Gilmore, Branch Chief, Field Operations
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Health Care Quality

  • Marian De Meire, SSMII, Chief, M.S., CFI –I
    CDPH, Center for Health Care Quality, Field Operations North Division, Life Safety Code Section

  • Brian Fenton, Staff Services Manager I, CDPH

  • Jose Gonzalez, Staff Services Manager I, CDPH

  • Kevin Whitlock, Sr. Compliance Officer Life Safety, Az Department of Health Services, Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensing

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 | Past Event

This session covered recent changes to Appendix Z in the State Operations Manual, addressed available resources to help meet the new expectations, and discuss how to be diasaster prepared and survey ready.

Speaker

  • Jason Belden, Director of Emergency Preparedness and Physical Plant Services, California Association of Health Facilities

PowerPoint Presentation Available Here.

Event Recording Available Here.

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