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2018 Health Care Facility Preparedness and Life Safety Conference

8/27/2018 - 8/28/2018

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2018 Health Care Facility Preparedness and Life Safety Conference
August 28, 2018
(Pre-Conference LSC Intensive August 27)

Conference Location:

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(877) 436-2680

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the OHCA rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate, even if you contact them prior to the cutoff date. It is unlikely that they will be able to extend the cutoff date of August 1 due to the busy nature of their hotel and since rooms go quickly, there may not be any available rooms left at that point. I would encourage you to make your reservation now for the 2018 event. The single rate is $134 and includes breakfast buffet. (code )

About the location:
Tucked in a 15-acre park-like setting adjacent to beautiful Highbanks Metro Park, Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus offers a complete collection of services and amenities for an all-inclusive experience. Our customizable meeting spaces are sophisticated yet comfortable and offer state-of-the-art technology to create a dynamic setting for meetings and corporate events, while our 192 stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites delight leisure travelers. Whether they're attending a conference, gathering for a family wedding or simply a restful weekend getaway, guests of Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center enjoy a world of first-class amenities, including a well-equipped fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and easy access to the city's finest shopping, dining and entertainment.

The property's well-appointed guest rooms and suites blend residential comfort with five-star luxury. Every room and suite includes complimentary parking, Wifi, an HDTV, pillow-top mattress, refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee maker. We offer luxurious room and multiple suite options so you can select the accommodations that best reflect your individual travel needs. Of course, there is no more important feature of Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center than our world-class customer service. Our highest priority is making your stay in Columbus a comfortable and stress-free experience.

Hotel Services & Amenities

15-acre park-like setting
IACC-certified Conference Center including 35 flexible meeting and breakout rooms
Ohio Dining Room - Offering decadent buffet-style dining daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Pub - Opens at 4pm and serving light fare such as sandwiches, appetizers, soups and salads.
Wellness Center
Outdoor swimming pool open seasonally
Indoor swimming pool open year-round
Highbanks Metro Park (located across the street)
Full range of business services
Airport transportation (fee applies)

In-Room Services & Amenities

Plush king size or queen size mattresses available
37' High Definition television
Individual thermostat with climate controls
Refrigerator, microwave oven and Keurig? coffee maker
Free privacy safe
Hair dryer
Full sized iron and board
VOIP Telephone with speakerphone and voicemail
Free high-speed wireless Internet access
Work desk with lamp, outlets and data plug-ins
Upgraded amenities and furnishings (Polaris Suites and NorthPointe Suite)
All rooms non-smoking

Wellness Center

We've heard what they say about all work and no play. At Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, your guests can take advantage of a variety of options to exercise and enjoy the natural beauty of our stunning setting. Our expansive property features a large, illuminated fitness center with treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes and strength equipment, an indoor and outdoor pool, and immediate access to the jogging, bicycling, hiking and nature walks of neighboring Highbanks Metro Park.

Our concierge is happy to arrange off-site recreation, including golf, tennis and visits to local attractions.
Pre-Conference Bonus Sessions:

Monday, August 27

Plan to come the afternoon before the Conference and attend this bonus pre-conference session. This don?t miss program is included in your registration fee at no additional charge!

1:30 pm Pre-Conference Check In

Take this time to pick up your conference materials, catch up with colleagues and enjoy refreshments.

2 pm - 5 pm Pre-Conference bonus LSC intensive - Don't Get Burned on Your Next Survey!
Know the 2012 Life Safety and Health Care Facility Codes

Presented by: Kenneth Daily, LNHA, President, Elder Care Systems Group

Compliance with Life Safety Code (LSC) requirements continues to be one of the leading challenges plaguing long term care facilities. In July of 2016, CMS adopted the 2012 NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code (LSC) and the 2012 NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC). These standards are designed to protect people and minimize the effects of fire and related hazards. Additionally the HCFC institutes sets standards specific to health care facilities to curtail hazards of fire, explosion and electricity. Understanding how to decipher the various LSC/HCFC requirements and various referenced additional requirements is an intricate process.

Is your facility on board with what has changed? The revised survey includes over 50 new K-tags, new surveyor forms and numerous changes to the survey process itself. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of changes to the survey process and clarify code requirements. Using real life examples and survey scenarios you will explore how these codes apply to nursing facilities; discuss code changes and increased inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) requirements; and review common violations.

5:15 - 6:30 Reception and Networking

Are you the only person in your department, part of a smaller group or just wish you had others to bounce ideas off of or share best practices with? During this welcome reception you are encouraged to network with your peers, discuss unique ideas and share survey success stories! Complimentary beverages and appetizers will be available before you leave for evening activities on your own. Open to all conference attendees regardless of attending the Pre-Conference Bonus Session.

Tuesday, August 28 - Conference Schedule

7:30 am Continental Breakfast & Conference Check In

Take this time to pick up your conference materials, catch up with colleagues and enjoy coffee and pastries.

8:00 - 9:30 am Overview of Disaster Management: Planning, Preparing, Practicing, Protecting
Presented by: Kenneth Daily, LNHA, President, Elder Care Systems Group

Emergencies can strike at any time and with little warning, and they come in all shapes and sizes. The CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements require SNFs and ICFs to assess facility risks, improve their planning and response, and strengthen their training regime.

This session will explore the CMS initiative using an 'all-hazards' approach prior to establishing an emergency plan and to identify the essential components to be integrated into the facility emergency plan. Survey enforcement began November 2017 with surveyors citing numerous facilities for failures in programming resulting in E Tag deficiencies. This session will explore the CMS requirements and guidance to surveyors (Appendix Z) including recommended policies and templates to meeting the comprehensive standards.

9:30 - 9:45 am Networking Break

9:45 - 11:00 Ohio Fire Code Requirements

Presented by: Richard Vance, Southeast District Supervisor/Assistant Chief, Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of State Fire Marshal

While many environmental service professionals are well-versed in the life safety code, NFPA and other regulatory requirements, they may not be as familiar with the Ohio Fire Code and its interaction with the other requirements and regulations. This session will explore the Ohio Fire Code and how it impacts long term care facilities. The most important references for providers will be examined, as well as the areas and systems that need to be scrutinized. Records, forms and inspections will be discussed.

11:00 - 11:15 am Networking Break

11:15 - 12:15 pm Essential Elements for OSHA Compliance

Presented by: William Mullins, Senior Loss Control Consultant, Assured Partners / Risk Management Services Company

This session will explore OSHA Enforcement Regulations, how OSHA determines which employers to inspect and the levels of inspection, including compliance, complaint and incident response. Our instructor will provide tips on how to conduct a mock survey, and look at resources available for training and education. Recent trends and OSHA changes will be explored. Finally, this session will help you develop an action plan for responding to citations -- including acceptance, contesting and abatement ? and the consequences and fines involved.

12:15 - 1:15 pm Networking Luncheon (included in your registration fee)

After a morning of learning, you've earned some time to unwind! Use this time to discuss the morning's events with fellow attendees, connect with some new friends and share best practices.

1:30 - 3:00 pm Environmental Risk Management and Meeting Requirements for the Life Safety Code

Presented by: Rick Hoover, Section Chief, Bureau of Long Term Care, Ohio Department of Health
Dustin Ellinger, Attorney, LSC Specialist, Rolf Consulting
Kenneth Daily, LNHA, President, Elder Care Systems Group

Reprising a well-received program from the OHCA Winter Conference that targeted administrative personnel, this session has been redesigned for operational staff and features a look at recent regulations regarding emergency preparation from CMS and NFPA 99 life safety code changes affecting long term care providers. Our panel of experts will provide the regulatory, legal and operator perspectives on emergency planning, life safety code, legionella and water safety, oxygen use and storage, and other issues.

3:00 pm Adjourn

Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credit:

This program offers up to 8 hours of continuing education credit for the following (August 27 = 3 and August 28 = 5):

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives for Long Term Care Services and Supports. Administrations can earn 9 hours of continuing education credit.

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL):
CEALs can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education credit.

Certified Executives for Health Care at Home (CEHCH):
CEHCHs can earn up to 8 hours of continuing education credit.

Ohio Nurses:
*Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.
What Is Included in My Registration Fee?

Up to 8 hours of Continuing Education Credit
Bonus Preconference Session
Continental Breakfast
Lunch Buffet
Continuous refreshment service
Handouts of all education sessions

$155 prior to August 8
$195 August 8 and after

Non Members
$255 prior to August 8
$295 August 8 and after

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