This webinar will address the essential concepts of emergency preparedness in long-term care facilities (LTC), including the disaster management continuum of planning, mitigation, response and recovery.
Speaker Stan Szpytek will focus on the necessity of "All Hazards" planning and utilization of a trusted emergency management model known as the Incident Command System (ICS) as it pertains to healthcare facilities. This program will also include a brief overview of new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Requirements of Participation regarding emergency preparedness in skilled nursing facilities.
- Describe basic emergency preparedness best practices
- Summarize critical elements of a compliant Emergency Preparedness Plan for LTC facilities
- Outline new CMS requirements related to emergency preparedness
About the Speaker
Fire and Life Safety, Inc
Stan Szpytek is the president of consulting firm Fire and Life Safety, Inc., in Mesa, Arizona, and is the Life Safety/Disaster Planning Consultant for the Arizona Health Care Association and California Association of Health Facilities. Szpytek is a former deputy fire chief and fire marshal with more than 35 years of experience in life safety compliance and emergency preparedness.
Consultant Pharmacist and Chief Quality Officer
Nancy Losben is a Consultant Pharmacist and Chief Quality Officer for Omnicare, a CVS Health company, a pharmacy services provider serving over 2 million long term care admissions annually. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. A certified consultant pharmacist, Ms. Losben holds certificates in Gerontology and pharmacy regulations. She has lectured on topics including Use of the MDS by Long Term Care Pharmacists, Medication Safety and Error Prevention, Enteral Nutrition, Medicare Reimbursement, and Adult Immunization.
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*This program is approved by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or http://www.nabweb.org*