Emergency Preparedness in Hospice: Are You Maintaining Readiness?
Recorded On: 11/20/2019
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated many Southeastern states and Puerto Rico in 2017 in addition to record wildfires in California. Mass shootings and other emergency events are occurring with regularity as the landscape and fabric of the United States is changing. Will you be ready to deal with an emergency event in your area to ensure your patients and their families continue to receive compassionate care? This webinar will discuss the key requirements of a hospice emergency preparedness plan, strategies for risk assessment and response, and quality of care considerations for patient/family and providing staff support before, during and after an emergency event.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Outline the federal hospice requirements for a hospice emergency preparedness plan and clarify necessities for regulatory compliance
- Discuss strategies for risk assessment and response
- Explore quality of care considerations for patients and their families
- Discuss approaches for hospice staff support
Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC
Senior Director, Regulatory and Quality
Jennifer is the Senior Director, Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with with NHPCO for close to a decade.
She has nearly 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice care for close to 20 years.
Jennifer has a Bachelor's degree in nursing, a dual master's degree in health education and case management, and is currently working on a doctoral degree in health care education and policy.
As a speaker at national and state conferences, Jennifer also writes articles for trade journals, and develops education and resources for NHPCO hospice and palliative care providers and with external vendors.