CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule - What IPs Should Know


Meet the Speakers:

Caecilia Blondiaux - Health Insurance Specialist, Survey & Certification, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Kristine Sanger, BS, MT (ASCP), CHPCP - Associate Executive Director, Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals

IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert

Duration: 60 minutes      Available through: 12/31/2019



In November 2016, CMS's new Emergency Preparedness rule went into effect, and some elements of this rule could affect the way the Infection Preventionist does their job. During this session, we will review the rule, what it means and describe some of the components that are most important to IPs and Preparedness professionals combined. Familiarizing yourself with this rule could help you become more streamlined with the efforts of preparedness in your facility, and ensure you are in compliance by its official implementation in November 2017. A win-win for everyone!

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the four core elements of the CMS Emergency Preparedness rule.
  • Explain how the rule will affect the Infection Preventionist in a healthcare setting.
  • Describe the benefits of exercise to the emergency preparedness professional and to the infection preventionist.

Group Site License: Registration includes one internet connection and one telephone connection at one location and an unlimited number of participants from your organization in one listening room.

Nursing contact hours: 1

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Accreditation Statement:
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

APIC recognizes these activities as continuing education for registered nurses. This recognition does not imply endorsement by APIC or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. 

No speaker or planning committee member disclosed any financial or commercial interest that affected this educational activity.



Recorded 01/25/2017
Recorded 01/25/2017
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1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CNE credit  |  Certificate available