Home Care and Hospice Survey Readiness: How to Prevent Common Compliance Issues
Recorded On: 05/27/2020
IP Competency: Novice, Proficient, Expert
Duration: 60 minutes Available through: 12/31/2023
CMS and accrediting organization surveyors are focusing on infection prevention and control practices during home care and hospice surveys. This webinar will focus on the unique challenges of providing care in the home and provide practical guidance on how to prevent common survey compliance issues and strengthen your infection prevention and control program.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Recognize common problems and infection prevention challenges related to care provided in the home setting.
- Describe problematic infection control practices in the home and strategies to strengthen the infection prevention and control program.
- Strengthen the infection prevention and control program for care provided in the home care setting.
- More effectively prepare for a home care and hospice survey.
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Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI
Home Care and Hospice Consultant for Home Health Systems, Inc.
Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI® has been a pioneer in the field of infection prevention and control in home care and hospice for the past 25 years, with seminal works published on infection prevention and control for the home health and hospice industries. Mary is a Home Care and Hospice Consultant for Home Health Systems, Inc., which she founded in 1989. She provides domestic and international home care and hospice consulting services on infection prevention and control strategies, regulatory and accrediting body compliance, and serves as an Infection Preventionist for home health agencies and hospices. Mary is a contributing author to the "Infection Prevention" column for the Home Healthcare Now journal.
Mary began her home care career more than 40 years ago as a home health aide, and since that time has served in a myriad of home care clinical, management, and executive-level positions, including a hospice volunteer. Additionally, she served as a home care and hospice surveyor for The Joint Commission for 12 years.
Mary has served as a subject matter expert on the CDC-HICPAC and Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Committee to develop the surveillance definitions for the home health and hospice industry, on The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Expert Advisory Panel to update TJCs home care infection control standards, and the Community Health Accreditation Partner's (CHAP) subcommittee to develop new infection prevention and control standards for the home care industry.
An author of more than 125 articles and several books, chapters, and manuals, Mary is a prolific writer on topics related to infection prevention and control in home care and hospice, and is the author of the Home Care Infection Prevention and Control Program manual, an evidenced-based infection prevention and control program that is widely used by home health agencies and hospices. For APIC, Mary co-authored the first and second editions of Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice, an official publication of APIC.
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