Risk Management in the Covid Environment

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)

Ruth West, RN, BSN President of Consistent Compliance

There have been so many changes within long term care communities since the inception of Covid-19 and there will be many lingering factors well through vaccination. This program will focus on the multiple risk factors associated with isolating residents due to Covid-19. The risk factors include increased risk for falls, pressure sores, weight loss and cognitive decline. Our session will address critical interventions to help your team cope with the risks in order to provide appropriate care and treatment. 

The Presentation will provide:

  • Describe the major risk factors associated with the isolation of residents 
  • Review what regulations will put your facility at risk for neglect 
  • Discuss how to develop and implement a compliant, successful plan of care to deal with the major risk factors? 
  • Learn how to interact with concerned staff as well as distraught families

Ruth West, RN, BS is the co-founder of West & Restivo Quality Consulting, LLC, and the former Director of Regulatory Compliance for Healthcare Compliance Group LLC. In these roles, Ruth’s responsibilities include consulting services in all areas of Federal and State Regulations including: Mock Surveys, System and Program Development, Infection Control, Inservice Education, Quality Assurance Programs, Risk Management Programs and response to all DOH and Federal Statements of Deficiencies. In addition, Ruth provides consultation for enforcement actions involving Immediate Jeopardy citations, Substandard Quality of Care and Informal Dispute Resolution development, as well as consulting for “Special Focus Facility” status citations.

1.0 CEs – Administrators & Nurses