Calendar

May
12
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

WEBINAR – Infection Control & Prevention: How to Implement & Integrate a Comprehensive Surveillance Program
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/infection-control-prevention-how-to-implement-integrate-a-comprehensive-surveillance-program

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, regulations now require a pandemic risk assessment. Has your agency set up a comprehensive surveillance infection control and prevention program?

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Describe the benefits of a comprehensive surveillance program
  • Outline how to establish and implement a comprehensive surveillance program
  • Define higher-risk areas to incorporate into your surveillance plan
  • Distinguish which assessment tools could be beneficial to your program
  • Integrate and report infection control surveillance data into your QAPI report

WEBINAR DETAILS

This webinar will explain the necessary components of an infection control and prevention surveillance program during a pandemic, with a focus on the novel COVID-19 virus. It will cover current infection control and prevention regulations and the three pandemic surveillance components: what data to collect, what trends to watch, and what actions to take for both patients and staff. You will also learn how to integrate data and findings into your agency’s QAPI report for more effective patient management during a pandemic.

Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar.

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

  • Hospice
  • Home Health
  • Home Care
  • Palliative Care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is directed to agency clinical leadership and management. It will also benefit quality assurance staff, educators, medical directors, administrators, DONs, IT, clinical liaisons who serve the community, and other staff who work within skilled-nursing facilities and support the infection prevention staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Outpatient Settings
  • Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Long-term Care Facilities
  • Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Nursing Homes Preparing for COVID-19
  • WHO Guidance for Surveillance During an Influenza (novel) Pandemic
  • Standard Precautions: Observation of Hand Hygiene
  • Urinary Catheter: Observation
  • Infection Control – COVID 19 Tool and Checklist for the COVID-19 Survey
  • Revised COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey Tool for Acute and Continuing Care
  • Interim Final Rule (IFC), CMS-3401-IFC, Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • Valuable weblinks on infection control
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

This webinar is available exclusively through the Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network.

Photo Kathy Ahearn

MEET THE PRESENTER

Ahearn Advisement Partners
May
13
Thu
OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call; 2nd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September & November from 2-3p (May meeting is 12-1p). This is a forum for member program Volunteer Coordinators in Oregon & Washington to network with one another. 

Please call or email to obtain log-in information:

Barb Hansen: 541.231.2440, hansen@oregonhospice.org
Meg McCauley, 503.890.7027, mccauley@oregonhospice.org

WEBINAR – Intensive Skills Training for Hospice Social Workers: Moving Beyond Emotional Support – Targeted Counseling Approaches & Interventions
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/intensive-skills-training-for-hospice-social-workers-moving-beyond-emotional-support-targeted-counseling-approaches-interventions

Ensure your whole team is on the same page and move beyond “provided emotional support.” This webinar will review the critical counseling approaches and interventions that are essential for all hospice and palliative care social workers.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Discuss the critical role of social workers as counselors
  • List four theoretical frameworks that fit well with end-of-life care practice
  • Examine four common challenges social workers face when creating patient/family informed plans
  • List three methods for providing e-counseling
  • Apply concepts and skills to specific patient/family situations

WEBINAR DETAILS

How often do you read the words “provided emotional support” in team documentation? The problem is people don’t need a licensed professional to be emotionally supportive. During these times of social isolation (a devastating new normal) interventions must begin at a level that is well beyond “emotional support.” This webinar is designed to assist new and experienced hospice and palliative care social workers to “get on the same page” when it comes to critical skill sets. We begin this process by covering evidence-based counseling practices specific to end-of-life situations, goals, and anticipated outcomes. The webinar will move well beyond “supportive” interventions and focus on theoretical frameworks adapted to common and challenging situations healthcare workers face on a daily basis.

Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar.

 

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THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

  • Hospice
  • Palliative Care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative webinar is designed for hospice and palliative care social workers. Leadership and management will also benefit through the exploration of expanded possibilities and approaches to provide better patient care.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Organization self-assessment exercise
  • Social worker self-assessment exercise
  • Guide on demonstrating specific techniques and interventions
  • Sample policies to assist social workers and teams through challenging situations
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

This webinar is available exclusively through the Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network.

Photo Gary Gardia

MEET THE PRESENTER

Gary Gardia Inc.
May
18
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bi-monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. Please email Meg or Barb for meeting instructions:

mccauley@oregonhospice.org
hansen@oregonhospice.org
mccauley@wshpco.org
hansen@wshpco.org

WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors Networking Call
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors’ Networking Call

Monthly Provider member conference call for Hospice Medical Directors to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org

May
20
Thu
WEBINAR – LGBTQ+ Counseling: Finding Meaning in End-of-Life Care
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/lgbtq-counseling-finding-meaning-in-end-of-life-care

Ensure your agency’s level of counseling, care, and understanding for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families creates the best possible end-of-life experience.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Differentiate supportive interventions from targeted-counseling approaches
  • Identify five situations that could present unique challenges for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Describe specific counseling approaches to address those unique situations
  • Discuss two dynamics that may interfere with obtaining truly informed consent
  • List three opportunities that may be missed when focusing specifically on “problems”
  • Describe an end-of-life process that helps LGBTQ+ community members find meaning in their experience

WEBINAR DETAILS

While the theoretical frameworks used to provide counseling to members of the LGBTQ+ community remain relatively the same, there are specific dynamics and/or life events that require skill, focus, and sensitivity. Assisting everyone with finding meaning at the end of life is an essential role for hospice workers, even more so with this underserved group. This webinar will explore the unique situations and possibilities for providing the best possible end-of-life experiences for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar.

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

  • Hospice
  • Home Health
  • Home Care
  • Palliative Care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session will focus on specific interventions that team members qualified to provide counseling at this level can use. However, the entire team will benefit from the insight into serving patients and families within the LGBTQ+ community.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Organizational assessment exercise related to caring for LGBTQ+ community members
  • “Heads-up” guide delineating common areas for concern
  • Guide demonstrating specific techniques and interventions
  • Links to additional learning opportunities
  • Handout with lecture notes
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

This webinar is available exclusively through the Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network.

Photo Gary Gardia

MEET THE PRESENTER

Gary Gardia Inc.
May
26
Wed
WEBINAR – Community Based Palliative Care: How to Integrate Your Program into the Community
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/community-based-palliative-care-how-to-integrate-your-program-into-the-community

Community-based palliative care is well positioned to be the bridge across the continuum of care settings as we move to a more patient-centric healthcare system.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Identify candidates for a community-based palliative care (CBPC) program
  • Define requirements of a CBPC program
  • Discuss the value of community-based palliative care
  • Evaluate if a community needs a CBPC program
  • Identify what payer sources are requiring of CBPC programs
  • Explain the difference between hospice and palliative care and how your agency can integrate palliative care into the community

WEBINAR DETAILS

There is strong evidence proving community-based palliative care can significantly impact quality of life, resulting in more compassionate, affordable, and sustainable high-quality care, including improving hospice use. Many hospital systems have palliative care programs, but after discharge the continuation of palliative care in a community-based program continues to be a challenge.

This webinar will address the benefits and value of a community-based palliative care program, including how palliative care can serve people during a national health crisis like COVID-19. It will examine key program principles and requirements and how to identify potential integration and growth areas. Payer source opportunities for program integration will also be covered. Characteristics and best practices of CBPC programs will be reviewed to help your agency benchmark for quality, policies, and training.

Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar.

THIS WEBINAR WILL BENEFIT THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:

  • Hospice
  • Home Health
  • Palliative Care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Any agency considering expanding their services and programs into the community with palliative care should attend. This webinar is recommended for everyone in the organization, including board members, executive management, leadership, administration, DOPCS personnel, clinical leaders, medical directors, business development teams, marketing and liaison staff, palliative care certified MDs, case managers, intake staff, quality and compliance personnel, admission team nurses, and field staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • The Case for Community-Based Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care in the Home: A Guide to Program Design
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care
  • Financing Community-Based Palliative Care
  • Standardization and Scaling of a Community-Based Palliative Care Model
  • America’s Care of Serious Illness, A State-By-State Report Card on Access to Palliative Care in Our Nation’s Hospitals (2019)
  • Valuable weblinks to CBPC information
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

This webinar is available exclusively through the Hospice & Home Care Webinar Network.

Photo Kathy Ahearn

MEET THE PRESENTER

Ahearn Advisement Partners
Jun
1
Tue
OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup Call, meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 12-1p.

Monthly Provider member conference call for those interested in discussing issues surrounding social justice. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org

Jun
9
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Jun
15
Tue
WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors Networking Call
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors’ Networking Call

Monthly Provider member conference call for Hospice Medical Directors to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org

Jul
6
Tue
OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup Call, meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 12-1p.

Monthly Provider member conference call for those interested in discussing issues surrounding social justice. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org

Jul
8
Thu
OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

OHPCA & WSHPCO Hospice Volunteer Coordinators Networking Call; 2nd Thursday of January, March, May, July, September & November from 2-3p. This is a forum for member program Volunteer Coordinators in Oregon & Washington to network with one another. 

Please call or email to obtain log-in information:

Barb Hansen: 541.231.2440, hansen@oregonhospice.org
Meg McCauley, 503.890.7027, mccauley@oregonhospice.org

Jul
14
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Jul
20
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bi-monthly conference call which will focus on Inpatient Hospice issues. This call will be a forum for Hospice managers and staff to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. Please email Meg or Barb for meeting instructions:

mccauley@oregonhospice.org
hansen@oregonhospice.org
mccauley@wshpco.org
hansen@wshpco.org

WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors Networking Call
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors’ Networking Call

Monthly Provider member conference call for Hospice Medical Directors to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org

Aug
3
Tue
OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup Call, meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 12-1p.

Monthly Provider member conference call for those interested in discussing issues surrounding social justice. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org

Aug
11
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/191026613

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 191-026-613

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

Aug
17
Tue
WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors Networking Call
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

WSHPCO & OHPCA Hospice Medical Directors’ Networking Call

Monthly Provider member conference call for Hospice Medical Directors to ask questions, share information, discuss new regulations, etc. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org

Sep
7
Tue
OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA + WSHPCO Social Justice Workgroup Call, meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 12-1p.

Monthly Provider member conference call for those interested in discussing issues surrounding social justice. Please call or email Barb Hansen or Meg McCauley for call details:

Barb: 541.231.2440, hansen@wshpco.org or hansen@oregonhospice.org

Meg: 503.890.7027, mccauley@wshpco.org or mccauley@oregonhospice.org