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Caregiver Safety - Preparing for the Unexpected

Released Sunday, 27th January 2019
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Caregivers can face unexpected challenges to their safety on any given day. Whether from the environment, around the neighborhood, or in the home, agencies must be prepared to communicate and act quickly. Federal and local regulations can help ensure a robust and complete plan. In this episode, Kimberly Skehan, director of regulatory and quality consulting at Simione Healthcare Consultants and host Kristi Harris, vice president of customer success at CellTrak discuss the challenges to keeping caregivers safe, emergency preparedness regulations, and how technology can help ensure staff and patient safety.

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Resources Mentioned in this Episode and Supporting Information:
Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Agency Disaster-Ready?Learn the elements to consider in an emergency plan and the questions to ask. 
Read the Blog Post

Climb the Ladder of Success with CoPs:From Simione Healthcare Consultants’ series on home health CoP training, learn the key factors for emergency preparedness.
Read the Article

Home Health Conditions of Participation, 2018 Implementation. Checklist 484.102
Review each checklist item to insure compliance with the following requirements with the Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation effective November 15, 2017.
Get the Checklist

Government’s Emergency Preparedness Resources: Access CMS and U.S. Federal Government websites for detailed information.
Get the Links

Trillium Health Partners:Trillium Health Partners, a hospital in Ontario, Canada, providing specialized care to people in their own communities, uses CellTrak to improve safety and visibility of home dialysis staff.
Read the Customer Success Story