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Dec
1
Tue
WEBINAR – Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Caregivers – Resolving Dynamics that Cause Disruption
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/social-worker-and-chaplain-series-caregivers-resolving-dynamics-that-cause-disruption

Does it feel like starting from scratch every time a disruptive dynamic arises? This webinar will cover the four most common disruptive dynamics and define and showcase how using the Total Interdisciplinary Teams Approach can resolve disruptions without starting over.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • List four common dynamics that are problematic for caregivers
  • Define the Total Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT) Approach to care, emphasizing the role of chaplains and social workers
  • Implement the Total IDT Approach to resolve disruptive events
  • Explain the use of counseling within these plans
  • List three important policies and procedures to have in place and regularly reference

WEBINAR DETAILS

Caregivers frequently experience similar problematic, disruptive dynamics. Whenever a common dynamic arises, it can seem like trying to resolve the issue from scratch. However, the Total IDT Approach can be used with laser-like focus on specific goals and plans and help resolve disruptive events. This webinar will emphasize the role of the chaplains and social workers, break down the four most common dynamics, and showcase the Total Interdisciplinary Teams Approach. Join us to learn how to incorporate counseling within these situations, including motivational interviewing techniques specific to common dynamics and situations. Important policies and procedures to have in place will also be addressed.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

 

Don’t Miss the Other Social Worker & Chaplain Series Webinars!

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative webinar is designed to provide specific skill sets to chaplains and social workers to assist in targeting and coordinating care around disruptive dynamics. Leadership and management will also benefit by further understanding the possibilities for improved care.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Common situations with specific intervention examples
  • Discussion guide for staff and volunteers
  • Counseling guide with specific examples and applications
  • Extensive list of additional resources for information on specific interventions and approaches
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • PDF of slides with speaker contact information

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

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

Photo Gary Gardia

MEET THE PRESENTER

Gary Gardia Inc.
Dec
3
Thu
WEBINAR – Hospice Compare & HOPE Assessment Tool Update
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/hospice-compare-and-hope-assessment-tool-update

The HOPE tool being developed by CMS will provide standardized data to enable agencies to improve patient care and help families choose a hospice based on quality compare measures, and outcomes. Learn the latest HOPE updates, future expectations, and how to improve your lowest scores.

THIS WEBINAR WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING:

  • Hospice Compare website update
  • Understanding Hospice Compare scores and the difference between those scores and measures
  • Lowest scoring questions and strategies for improvement
  • Use of assessment tools, standardization, and relationships with patients and caregivers
  • Updates to Compare Measures
  • HOPE (Hospice Outcomes & Patient Evaluation) information regarding future expectations

WEBINAR DETAILS

Hospice Compare is driving the future of outcomes and the future is becoming clearer. This session will help hospices manage their Hospice Compare scores and processes supporting the Hospice Item Set (HIS) and the CAHPS Hospice Survey and provide item-specific tips. An update on the HOPE tool (previously call HEART), a standardized comprehensive assessment tool CMS is developing for hospices, will also be covered, including its impact on Hospice Compare and future expectations.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session would best suit administrators, field staff, quality assurance staff, DONs, and clinical managers.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Best practices for using the Hospice Compare data
  • PDF of slides with speaker contact information

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

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

Photo Melinda A. Gaboury

MEET THE PRESENTER

Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.
OHPCA Hospice Program Administrator/Executive Director/Director Monthly Networking Call
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

OHPCA Hospice Program Administrator/Executive Director/Director Networking Call, 4:30-5:30 pm

This is the recurring meeting invitation for the monthly Provider Member “check-in” call/meeting to touch base, share the latest challenges and ideas and help each other cope with stress during the pandemic. Meets monthly the first Thursday from 4:30-5:30p. Email Barb Hansen (hansen@oregonhospice.org) or Meg McCauley (mccauley@oregonhospice.org) for dial in/log in details.

Dec
8
Tue
WEBINAR – What We Learned in the Pandemic: Compliance & Operational Lessons from COVID-19
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/what-we-learned-in-the-pandemic-compliance-and-operational-lessons-from-covid-19

The COVID-19 health crisis brought many changes and concerns to light. Emergency preparedness plans did not adequately prepare agencies for a pandemic of this nature. Take time to review the lessons learned and create a solid plan as PHE comes to an end, waivers expire, and infection control policies and procedures take priority in the home and office.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Understand how the federal regulatory waivers operate and when they expire
  • Unwind operations based on federal and state waivers
  • Consider telehealth’s use during the pandemic and its role moving forward
  • Review concerns raised in the pandemic that will influence emergency preparedness planning
  • Recognize how COVID-19 impacts agency infection control protocols
  • Appreciate that infection control is no longer just a field staff issue
  • Understand how the FFCRA court ruling and rule changes affect leave policies

WEBINAR DETAILS

With the announcement of a public health emergency in March, COVID-19 eclipsed PDGM as the homecare industry’s primary concern. Most emergency preparedness plans (EPPs) were woefully inadequate for an event of this magnitude. Although agencies have adapted to the “new normal” of COVID-19, it won’t be with us forever. Agencies must prepare for 2021 and beyond, but also memorialize the lessons learned, especially for EPP. Below are some of the major pandemic-related changes that should be reviewed and considered.

  • Hospitals ceased elective procedures and physicians suspended practice, leading to reduced home health and hospice referrals
  • Patients refused visits, fearing that agency staff would bring COVID-19 into their homes and SNFs and ALFs refused to allow agencies access to patients
  • Insufficient PPE supplies and global demand made obtaining more extremely difficult, if not impossible
  • Infection control protocols and new office standards were developed on the fly and implemented quickly
  • Implementation of telemonitoring and other technology strategies reduced patient contact and helped control the spread of COVID-19
  • PPP loans, HHS funds, and other government programs were designed to support operations during the resulting economic downturn

How will these changes continue to affect your agency? What can be gleaned to create a better emergency preparedness plan? How will your agency cope when the PHE ends in 2021 and waivers expire? This webinar will help you unwind operational changes made due to state and federal flexibilities and create a solid plan moving forward.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for administrators, clinical managers, DONs, office staff, owners, and field staff.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • PDF of slides with speaker contact information

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

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

Photo Robert W. Markette

MEET THE PRESENTER

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C.
Dec
9
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Dec 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

Dec
10
Thu
WEBINAR – Social Worker & Chaplain Series: Our Role in Staff Burnout, Job Satisfaction & Personal Loss
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/social-worker-and-chaplain-series-our-role-in-staff-burnout-job-satisfaction-and-personal-loss

Caregiver burnout and job satisfaction are constant concerns in hospice, and COVID-19 has intensified the situation. Fortunately social workers and chaplains can legally and ethically provide support and counseling to co-workers and volunteers. Learn how!

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Define organization-sanctioned staff/volunteer support
  • Discuss the importance of personal/professional boundaries
  • Explain the relationship between “feeling supported” and job satisfaction and retention
  • Identify the limitations of offering counseling to staff/volunteers
  • Describe three methods where support can be provided effectively

WEBINAR DETAILS

Providing counseling and support to people in need is what social workers and chaplains do for a living, right? Shouldn’t that include co-workers and volunteers? The answer is both “yes” and “no,” because of legal and ethical challenges. This webinar will explore options for providing support to both staff and volunteers. Hospice work can be stressful and depleting, especially during end-of-life care – and the COVID-19 health crisis has intensified it. Many people are experiencing “COVID fatigue” on top of normal job stressors and caregiver burnout. Learn how social workers and chaplains can assist in ways that are legal, ethical, and reasonable.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

 

Don’t Miss the Other Social Worker & Chaplain Series Webinars!

Sign up for the 3-part series!

Learn more about the Social Worker & Chaplain Series.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative webinar is designed to provide specific skill sets to chaplains and social workers for providing supportive interventions to staff and volunteers. Leadership and management will also gain insight into the dynamics associated with offering much-needed support.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Methods for offering support along with pros and cons of each
  • Facilitator’s guide
  • Extensive list of resources for information on specific interventions and approaches
  • Handout with additional lecture notes
  • Contact info for follow-up questions
  • PDF of slides with speaker contact information

 

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

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

Photo Gary Gardia

MEET THE PRESENTER

Gary Gardia Inc.
Dec
16
Wed
WEBINAR – Vaccine Skepticism in the Age of COVID-19: Educating Patients & Staff to Alleviate Fears & Achieve Compliance
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Register: https://hospice.eewebinarnetwork.com/a/oha/webinar/let-s-talk-about-vaccines-educating-staff-and-patients-to-clarify-misinformation-and-improve-agency-compliance

Let’s talk about vaccines! For years there has been much fear and skepticism surrounding vaccines. The COVID-19 crisis has intensified this situation as a new vaccine is being developed. This webinar will clarify misinformation and improve agency compliance, patient health, and public safety.

AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:

  • Discuss the status of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Know how and when to implement a vaccine assessment tool
  • Define who is considered high risk and a priority for vaccination
  • Debunk vaccine myths
  • Provide resources to patients and staff regarding which vaccines are critical, where to obtain them, and who pays for them

WEBINAR DETAILS

We live in an age of vaccine skepticism and are facing one of the biggest public health crises that require vaccine intervention. In less than a year, scientists and pharmaceutical industries around the world have rallied against COVID-19 and are chasing the first COVID-19 vaccine. Frontrunners are aiming for emergency use authorizations in early 2021. But concerns remain and amid that backdrop, top government experts are discussing safety and efficacy requirements, distribution plans, vaccine confidence, and more.

This webinar will present the facts surrounding COVID-19 vaccination, review the status of vaccine development, and what to anticipate once it’s available. It will also cover all critical and current vaccines available and recommendations for when to vaccinate based on disease status. Vaccines for flu and pneumonia continue to be recommended and may be in short supply due to the demand during the COVID-19 crisis. There is also a Vaccine Assessment Tool that agencies can implement for vaccine compliance. With proper education and information, agencies can dispel the myths and fears and better support the community, public health, patients, staff, and agency compliance.

Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This informative session is designed for everyone in the agency who works with patients, the public, and staff, including CEOs, CFOs, human resources personnel, DOPCSs, DONs, clinical supervisors, quality assurance and infection control staff, case managers, clinical staff, chaplains, social workers, volunteer coordinators, and any team members providing education to patients and the community.

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Information Series for Adults
    • What You Need to Know About COPD, Asthma, and Adult Vaccines
    • Vaccines, Know What You Need
    • 3 Important Reasons for Adults to Get Vaccinated
    • What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Adult Vaccines
    • What You Need to Know About Heart Disease and Adult Vaccines
  • Shingles fact sheet
  • Weblinks to recommended sites and tools by the CDC, HHS, and many others
  • PDF of slides with speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions

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

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

Photo Kathy Ahearn

MEET THE PRESENTER

Ahearn Advisement Partners
Dec
17
Thu
OHPCA Hospice Physicians and Nurse Practitioners Monthly Networking Call
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

OHPCA Hospice Physicians and Nurse Practitioners Monthly Networking Call, 12-1p

This is the recurring meeting invitation for the monthly call established for member hospice physicians and nurse practitioners. Meets monthly the third Thursday from 12-1p. Email Barb Hansen (hansen@oregonhospice.org) or Meg McCauley (mccauley@oregonhospice.org) for dial in/log in details.

WEBINAR – Move from Conflict to Calm: Conflict Resolution Skills for the Workplace
Dec 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Jan
13
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Jan 13 @ 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

Jan
19
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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. No meeting in July or December.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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

 

Feb
10
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Feb 10 @ 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

Feb
16
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Feb 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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. No meeting in July or December.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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

 

Mar
10
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Mar 10 @ 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

Mar
16
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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. No meeting in July or December.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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

 

Apr
14
Wed
OHPCA Monthly Regulatory/QAPI Networking Call
Apr 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

Apr
20
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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. No meeting in July or December.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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

 

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

May
18
Tue
OHPCA & WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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. No meeting in July or December.

OHPCA-WSHPCO Inpatient Managers & Staff Networking Meeting

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/734746861

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

Access Code: 734-746-861

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

 

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