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Getting Ready for the Emergency Preparedness CoP

April 18, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

CE/CME Information

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Webinar Description

A new Condition of Participation (CoP) is coming this year… will you be ready? There is a lot to complete between now and November, and this Webinar will provide information and suggestions for CoP implementation, compliance, and playing effectively in your state and local emergency preparedness sandboxes. In addition, you will hear from a US Health and Human Resources Disaster expert about how to plug into your state and community emergency preparedness system. 

Webinar Objectives

At the completion of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key elements of an effective emergency plan   
  • Describe the final rule by standard and compliance expectations for 11/15/17
  • Discuss how to “plug into” your state and community emergency preparedness system


Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Jennifer is the Senior Director of Regulatory and Quality for the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization and has been with the organization since 2006. She has 30 years of experience as a leader and nurse in diverse healthcare settings and has worked in hospice and palliative care for the last 18 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a dual master’s degree in health education and case management, and will complete her doctoral degree in health care education and policy in 2017. Jennifer is a certified compliance professional and legal nurse consultant. She speaks at national and state conferences, writes articles for trade journals, contributes to health care publisher materials, develops education and resources for hospice and palliative care providers, and serves on the ANA’s national palliative nursing task group.

Edward M. Kennedy

Ted Kennedy is a Senior Emergency Management Specialist with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the Operations Division of the Office of Emergency Management, under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. He has served in various positions in the Operations Division since 2006 including an assignment for over a year as the Division Director. He has served as the Emergency Management Group (EMG) Manager or the Operations Chief for most HHS response operations to both domestic and international disasters including floods, earthquakes, disease outbreaks, and hurricanes.  He also specialized in coordinating federal health and medical support for special events such as the major party National Conventions and Presidential Inaugurations. He holds a number of additional duties including his position as the HHS Coordinator for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and has served on various committees including the writing teams that developed the National Response Framework, the National Incident Management System, and the first ever National Health Security Strategy. Prior to joining HHS, he served over 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a Medical Service Corps Officer. 

Nurse: NHPCO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 contact hours. Nurses should claim only the contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Accredited status by ANCC refers only to continuing nursing education and does not imply endorsement of any commercial product discussed in conjunction with this activity.

Physician: The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NHPCO designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals: For participants* whose disciplines are other than counselor, nurse and physician, you may request a Certificate of Participation for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals to submit to your accrediting bodies/licensing boards for continuing education credit. This certificate will indicate the Webinar was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. It is the responsibility of participants to submit the certificates to their accrediting bodies/licensing boards for approval. Unfortunately, NHPCO cannot guarantee its acceptance. To receive this certificate, you must complete all CE/CME requirements and indicate your desire to receive this certificate on the evaluation form.

*including bereavement professionals, finance professionals, physician assistants, social workers, spiritual care givers, etc.

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