Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health (LHH) Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Setting the Stage
A. Antibiotics for Everyone!
B. What is an MDRO?
C. Current problem
D. Locations of concern
Section 3: Characterizing the Threat
A. Bugs of All Sorts
B. Urgent Threat Level Pathogens
C. Serious Threat Level Pathogens
D. Concern Threat Level Pathogens
Section 4: MDROs Under the Microscope
A. Taking a Closer Look
B. Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
C. Extended Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL) Producing Enterobacteriaceae
D. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
E. Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter
F. Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE)
Section 5: Through the Lens of Public Health Policy
A. A Top-Down Push
B. A National Strategic Approach
D. Goals & Objectives
Section 6: Leading Clinical Practices
A. All Hands on Deck
B. Prevention & Control
C. Diagnosis & Treatment
D. Psychosocial Concerns
Section 7: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Mr. Anthony A. Barone is a driver of health, safety and security solutions in emergency management, business continuity management, public safety, public health, pre-hospital, hospital, and healthcare preparedness through uncompromising consultation, advisement, collaboration and service. He is committed to leading efforts that contribute to a healthier, safer and more secure world. Mr. Barone brings over fifteen years of planning, mitigation, prevention, protection, preparedness, response and recovery experience at the tactical, operational, strategic and policy levels of private sector, academia and all levels of government (i.e. local, state and Federal). He holds a Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) in Toxicology and Risk Assessment, and a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management, from the College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; and a Bachelor’s of Art in Zoology from Miami University, Oxford, OH. As a certified Firefighter II, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Manager, Homeland Security Level-V, Hazardous Materials Manager, and Project Manager, Mr. Barone strives to keep current with tactical-to-policy level industry leading practices. Currently, Mr. Barone serves as a Senior Management Analyst - Emergency Management at GAP Solutions, Inc.; a CBRN Safety Officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, National Disaster Medical System, Disaster Medical Assistance Team, Maryland-1; an operational volunteer Firefighter II and EMT with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department; the Secretary and Community Representative of the Alexandria Citizen Corps Council; a member of the Alexandria/Arlington Leadership Council of the American Red Cross, National Capital Region; and a Public Health and Medical Consultant, Advisor and Volunteer with the Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps. Disclosure: Anthony Barone, M.P.H., PMP, CEM, CBCP, CHS-V, CHMM, FF/EMT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.