Emergency Preparedness: Time to Update Your Emergency Disaster Plan

4-Part Webinar Series (live and/or recording available)
Presented by Barbara Citarella, RN, MS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has just released “Update Guidance for the Emergency Preparedness Appendix Z of the State Operations Manual.”

In addition, it has been 15 months operating under a Public Health Emergency, a myriad of changes have occurred with disaster plans, processes, and policies. This four part interactive series will explain the changes and implementation process as well as discuss the plan changes necessary for state and federal surveyors!!

Emergency planning is a continuous process. Providers must be ready for anything and everything!!

The following is planned content and schedule for the live webinar sessions; for those who are unable to attend the live sessions, recorded sessions will be available. Please note there is limited seating in the live sessions so please register early.


Part 1: Starting and Building the Plan
May 4, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

Attendees will be able to:

  1. List the four components of writing a plan
  2. Name the four phases of emergency management

Develop an infection control component for the disaster plan


Part 2: Developing Policies and Procedures
May 6, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

Attendees will be able to:

  1. List policies necessary to support the plan
  2. Develop a process for tracking patients and employees

Identify new policies necessary for pandemic



Part 3: Communication/Testing and Training
May 11, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

Attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the importance of community partnerships
  2. Identify new regulations for training and testing
  3. Develop a communication process for preparedness activities



Part 4: CMS Updates and COVID Survey Implication
May 13, 2021 1:00-2:00pm PST

The attendee will be able to:

  1. List areas at risk during survey
  2. Discuss the changes to the regulations

Identify areas of their plans that need to be updated

Member Rate: $399 / Non-Member Rate: $599 (Registration fees include all four webinars and access to the recordings

Continuing Education

This course provides 4 CEs.