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  • CHAP Private Duty Standards for Health Care Service Firms in New Jersey

    CHAP Private Duty Standards for Health Care Service Firms in New Jersey

    CHAP Private Duty Standards for Health Care Service Firms in New Jersey- PDF Download 

  • CHAP Palliative Care Certification Standards

    2/2019 version

    Palliative Care is the organized delivery of patient and family centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating symptoms of individuals with serious illness.

    Palliative care addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and the family, as well as facilitating access to information and choice. It is provided and coordinated by an
    interdisciplinary team in any setting.

    The CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) Palliative Care standards are informed by providers of palliative care and the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 4th Edition. Richmond, VA: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care; 2018.

  • Revised TB Testing Interpretive Guidelines

    Document describing CHAP requirements and TB Testing Interpretive Guidelines from the CDC.

    The intent of this document is to communicate our “re-interpretation of the standard” given the CDC guidelines are just that, guidelines, not requirements or regulation.  Thus, we are henceforth holding organizations accountable to the state regulations regarding TB (and to their policies) rather than to the guidelines themselves.  The “grid” is a tool to utilize in case the state requires compliance with the CDC guidelines.
  • CHAP Accreditation: Application & Preparation

    On-Demand course highlighting what organizations need to complete during the CHAP application process.

    On-Demand course highlighting what organizations need to complete during the CHAP application process. 

  • The CHAP Executive Webinar Series

    The CHAP Executive Series focuses on best practices within the industry and the latest innovations to support your organization, your employees and ultimately your patients by delivering quality care. Up to 2.0 CE contact hours can be awarded.

    Description: 

    This on-demand 4-part CHAP Executive Series focuses on best practices within the industry and the latest innovations to support your organization, your employees and ultimately your patients by delivering quality care. 

    Audience: 

    • Community Health CHAP-accredited and non-accredited organizations looking for best practices, tools and resources to achieve better outcomes
    • Community Health providers responsible for their organizations accreditation process and outcomes (administrators, Executive Director, CEO, CFO, DON, Director of Home Health, and Director of Operations etc.)

    Webinar topics: 

  • OSHA Guidelines for Prevention of Workplace Violence in Community Based Health

    This on-demand webinar includes best practices and guidelines that address the variations of workplace violence that exist in different settings, as well as the most effective ways to reduce the risks that exist.

    Description
    Home health and social service workers face significant risks of job-related violence.  This webinar includes best practices and guidelines that address the variations of workplace violence that exist in different settings, as well as the most effective ways to reduce the risks that exist.


    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. List employer obligations under OSHA rules 
    2. Identify the job-related violence risks associated with the field of healthcare and social service
    3. Make use of best practices and guidelines that address the variations of workplace violence that exist in different healthcare settings
    4. Identify effective ways to reduce the risks that exist


    Audience

    Community Health CHAP-accredited and non-accredited organizations looking for best practices, tools and resources to achieve better outcomes

    Community Health providers responsible for their organizations accreditation process and outcomes (administrators, Executive Director, CEO, CFO, DON, Director of Home Health, and Director of Operations etc.)


    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control the content of this activity. 

    This educational activity will award 1.0 nursing contact hours for successful completion until November 29, 2020

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, EACH PERSON must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 
    Bundle discount! Save by purchasing the entire CHAP Executive Webinar Series. Click HERE for the series. 

     

    Jennifer Bramble, BS, MA

    Ms. Bramble is a senior human resources, talent management, and learning and development professional with 25-plus years of experience. She specializes in human capital strategy, development, alignment and change management. Formerly with National Committee for Quality Assurance, Ms. Bramble spearheaded a multi-faceted talent development initiative, focused on strength-based leadership development where she coached and mentored business professionals at all organizational levels. Prior to that, Ms. Bramble served at National Quality Forum as Senior Training and Development Manager where she delivered high-impact leadership development and corporate training programs and a variety of human resources functions.

    A certified Executive Coach, Ms. Bramble holds a BS in Business Management and an MA in Public Administration from Washington Adventist University. She lives in suburban Maryland with her husband. In her spare time, Ms. Bramble enjoys traveling and coaching and mentoring early-career professionals.

    Monica Sanders, MPS-HRM

    Human Resource Generalist, CHAP

    Monica Sanders is the Human Resources Generalist at CHAP and specializes in employee benefits and welfare. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies Human Resources Master’s Program. Monica has been working in the field of Human Resources since 2014 and is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Monica adores the field of human resources and has a passion for educating and helping people navigate through the latest trends, laws, and regulations in HR. 

  • Performance Management for Community-Based Care

    Providing employees with performance feedback should simultaneously inform, inspire, and motivate toward higher performance.

    Description:

    Providing employees with performance feedback should simultaneously inform, inspire, and motivate toward higher performance.  In this on-demand session, participants will learn how providing direct reports with meaningful performance feedback can improve their performance and align performance with organizational goals. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Define the role continuous feedback plays in successful performance management
    2. Identify behaviors that promote a constructive performance feedback session
    3. Explain how helpful performance feedback is beneficial for managers and staff
    4. Give examples of how to provide effective performance feedback

    Audience: 

    Community Health providers responsible for their organizations accreditation process and outcomes (administrators, Executive Director, CEO, CFO, DON, Director of Home Health, and Director of Operations etc.)

    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content.

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


    This educational activity will award 1.0 nursing contact hours for successful completion until November 20, 2020.

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Bundle discount! Save by purchasing the entire CHAP Executive Series. Click here for the series

    Jennifer Bramble, BS, MA

    Ms. Bramble is a senior human resources, talent management, and learning and development professional with 25-plus years of experience. She specializes in human capital strategy, development, alignment and change management. Formerly with National Committee for Quality Assurance, Ms. Bramble spearheaded a multi-faceted talent development initiative, focused on strength-based leadership development where she coached and mentored business professionals at all organizational levels. Prior to that, Ms. Bramble served at National Quality Forum as Senior Training and Development Manager where she delivered high-impact leadership development and corporate training programs and a variety of human resources functions.

    A certified Executive Coach, Ms. Bramble holds a BS in Business Management and an MA in Public Administration from Washington Adventist University. She lives in suburban Maryland with her husband. In her spare time, Ms. Bramble enjoys traveling and coaching and mentoring early-career professionals.

  • Bag Technique & Hand Hygiene in Home Care: The Science & Practical Approaches

    The most important infection prevention activity that staff can deploy when implementing bag technique is performing hand hygiene. This webinar will discuss best practices when performing both hand hygiene and bag technique in the home care setting.

    Description: 

    The most important infection prevention activity that staff can deploy when implementing bag technique is performing hand hygiene. This webinar will discuss best practices when performing bag technique in the home care setting. 


    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe guidelines for best practices in home care bag technique
    2. Explain the science behind bag technique and hand hygiene
    3. Describe the steps in the practice of hand hygiene and bag technique


    Audience:

    Community Health professionals from CHAP-accredited and non-accredited organizations looking for best practices, tools and resources to achieve better outcomes. 


    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control the content of this activity. 

    This educational activity will award 1.0 nursing contact hours for successful completion until November 8, 2020.  

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


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    Margaret "Peg" Terry, PhD, RN

    Vice President, Quality Assurance & Complaince, CHAP

    CHAP’s VP of Quality Assurance and Compliance is Margaret Terry PhD, RN. Peg, as is her preference, brings a breadth of valuable experience. Peg has been the CEO of a private duty company offering homemaker and home health aide services to Area Agencies on Aging and counties in Maryland and Virginia. In her role as VP of Clinical Operations and Compliance Officer at MedStar Visiting Nurse Association in the DC/Maryland area, she also led efforts to integrate home health services with primary care-the first Blue Cross/Blue Shield primary medical home project. That practical experience and vision of new care models supported her two most recent national roles, namely as the Vice President of Quality and Innovation at the Visiting Nurses Association of America (VNAA) leading the development of evidence-based home health guidelines, as well as being the regulatory interface with CMS. Most recently as a Senior Director at the National Quality Forum (NQF), Peg directed and facilitated a critical effort to review measures for long term support services (LTSS) under Medicaid.

    Her understanding of regulation and care delivery in the home, her constant dedication to quality, as well as her national experience and vision provide a great combination to lead our Quality team for the benefit of CHAP accredited organizations.

  • The Value of Accreditation for DME Providers

    This webinar is to provide information and direction on the value of accreditation standards for quality/ performance improvement and business goals and how this is beneficial for DME providers. ​

    Description

    This webinar is to provide information and direction on the value of accreditation standards for quality/ performance improvement and business goals and how this is beneficial for DME providers. 

    Learning Objectives

     By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
     

    1. Discuss how accreditation can benefit organizations.
    2. View accreditation as an ongoing performance improvement process.
    3. Use accreditation standards in operational goals.
    4. Discuss the value of expert support during the accreditation process.

    Audience

    DME providers/ administrators and other leadership, clinical educators, nurses, respiratory therapists, Compliance Officers, QAPI personnel

    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures: 

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content.

    Completion of both the webinar and evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing in a group format, you still must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 

    This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063. Course #151765000 ;

    Seth Lane, RRT

    CHAP Site Visitor

    Seth Lane, President and Founder of Phoenix Medical Equipment, has had over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Beginning as a respiratory therapist and hospital administrator, he founded his own business in 2002. Seth has been a site visitor for CHAP since 2008. Seth earned his BS from Stony Brook and Masters Degree from Adelphi. 

  • CHAP Home Health-Specific Accreditation Intensive Webinar Series

    Distance education: Earn 11.5 CE contact hours in this series which focuses on the Medicare Home Health conditions of participation (CoPs) effective January 13, 2018. CHAP accreditation experts cover the CHAP accreditation process as well as take a deep dive into the Home Health CoPs. CHAP Directors will thoroughly review changes and go over performance improvement strategies needed by home health agencies to prepare for the new CoPs.

    Description

    Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement, CHAP has been offering a Home Health Specific-Accreditation Intensive. This on-demand series focuses on the Medicare Home Health conditions of participation (CoPs) effective January 13, 2018.  This series will provide up to date guidance CHAP has received from CMS including the CMS interpretive guidelines for the emergency preparedness regulations

    CHAP accreditation experts cover the CHAP accreditation process as well as take a deep dive into the Home Health CoPs. CHAP Directors will thoroughly review changes and go over performance improvement strategies needed by home health agencies to prepare for the new CoPs. 

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

    1. Outline the CHAP Accreditation process.
    2. Identify the modifications and additions within the home health Conditions of Participation.
    3. Identify trends in deficient practice under the home health Conditions of Participation.
    4. Apply performance improvement strategies specific to identified deficient practices. 

    Audience

    Home Health administrators and other leadership, clinical educators, compliance officers, QAPI personnel


    Continuing Education Information and Disclosures

    There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the entire webinar series and the evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing via webinar and choose to view in a group format, EACH PERSON must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 


    This education activity will award 11.5 nursing contact hours for successful completion until August 28, 2020. 

    This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    For additional information, please contact education@chapinc.org


    Barbara McCann

    CHAP President and CEO

    Barbara McCann is CHAPs President and CEO. She previously served as the Chief Industry Officer of Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest home care and hospice franchisor with over 300 offices in 44 states.  Ms. McCann joined Interim HealthCare in January 1998, and served as the Chief Clinical Officer overseeing the company’s corporate clinical operations team developing policies, procedures, and practice guidelines for the delivery of patient care, as well as compliance with federal law and regulation and professional standards of practice.  She also directed the national chronic care programs.  In 2010, Ms. McCann assumed the role of Chief Industry Officer acting as the company liaison and industry representative to Congress, CMS, MedPAC, the National Quality Forum, and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaboration, representing the roles of home care and hospice in medical homes and ACOs, as well other professional and consumer organizations.  In addition, Ms. McCann directs the national care transition programs partnering with hospitals, physicians, and payors to reduce avoidable readmissions and effectively transition chronically ill patients and their families to home self-management and safety. 

    Ms. McCann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare.  She received her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico, and actively practiced as a medical social worker in a variety of health settings, including home care and hospice, prior to joining the JCAHO in 1981.