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Healthcare Academy invites you to attend our free CE webinars!  Our upcoming program is listed below.  More information regarding past and future webinars, CE credits, and our webinar process can be found on this page. 

Is Your Facility Ready…CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements

Tuesday, June 19 at 10 AM CST

1.0 contact hour

Kenn Daily, LNHA, BA

Kenneth Daily is the President, Elder Care Systems Group a long term health care consulting firm specializing in quality operations consulting, design and life safety audits and risk assessment analysis, and emergency preparedness planning and implementation.

A licensed NH administrator, Mr. Daily is a recognized expert in the life safety codes and standards and has a wealth of experiences in long term health care. He is passionate about helping facilities create the kind of compliance programs needed to succeed in all senior care settings. Throughout his career Kenn has been active in the development pubic policy and standards for long term health care.

Kenn is a member of the Ohio Health Care Association Board of Trustees and chairman of the OHCA’s Life Safety and Disaster Management Committee. He is a member of AHCA’s Life Safety Committee and the NFPA’s Healthcare Section. Kenn is also a former member of the AHCA Disaster Committee. Keen is a frequent guest speaker and has lectured nationwide on ways to improve the service and integrity of long term health care. He is an author and contributing editor of numerous articles and professional guides.

ANCC/NAB CE Information

ANCC Learning Outcome

At the end of this program, the learner will be able to self-report a knowledge gain about emergency preparedness requirements according to Medicare an Medicaid Services Appendix Z, using a likert scale.

Healthcare Academy is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).


NAB Learning Objectives

– State one (1) reason why an emergency preparedness plan is required for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers.

– Identify two (2) disaster mitigation activities that can either prevent the occurrence of a disaster or reduce the severity of its effects.

– List three (3) components of an effective emergency and disaster preparedness training program.

Healthcare Academy is a Certified Sponsor by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). 

Disasters can strike at any time and with little warning where the event’s severity, scope, nature, often overcome the organization’s ability to manage and/or respond with the resources necessary to protect the health and welfare of residents.  Facility leadership is critical in developing and deploying effective and innovative multi-disciplinary disaster response to ensure reducing losses, protecting lives, and a quicker recovery.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Supplies requiring skilled nursing facilities to assess facility risks, improve their planning, and response and strengthen their training regime.


This program will explore the CMS requirements and guidance to surveyors (Appendix Z) including the requirements for facilities to perform a hazard risk assessment that uses an “all-hazards” approach to successfully establish and effective emergency program.  It will also review the critical components of a facility’s communications plan including the implementation of the most effective response through the Nursing Home Incident Command System.


Webinar Information

The evaluation form will be available to view and access as the following:

– The closing of the webinar will launch a pop-up window on your screen with a link titled “Evaluation Form“.  Select to access, fill, and submit.

– A 1-hour follow-up email will be sent to all attendees with a link titled “Evaluation Form“.  Select to access, fill, and submit.  Please not to check all email folders for the follow-up email.

Note: If you attend the webinar in a group setting and/or on a different join link, you will NOT receive an evaluation form. If you wish to receive CE, you must complete an evaluation.  For further instruction, please contact Kaitlyn Braun at kbraun@healthcareacademy.com.

Certificate of Participation will be sent via email 5-7 business days from Healthcare Academy.

Please contact Healthcare Academy’s Marketing Coordinator Kaitlyn Braun at kbraun@healthcareacademy.com if you haven’t received your certificate within this time frame.

Handouts are available upon request by emailing kbraun@healthcareacademy.com.

They can also be accessed from the ‘handout‘ section of the GoToWebinar control panel during the webinar.

Webinar recordings are available the following Monday from the presentation date.

  • Healthcare Academy subscribers will be able to access the recording via their HCA login on the healthcareacademy.comHCA Administrators will be able to assign out.
  • Non-Healthcare Academy subscribers who wish to have access to the recordings, please contact Kaitlyn Braun at kbraun@healthcareacademy.comFor those viewing via healthcareacademy.com must complete the HCA evaluation in order to receive CE.

Recordings Available Now

  • Assessment and Management Pain
  • Behavior Management in Dementia
  • Creating Competency-Based Evaluations in the Long-Term Care Setting
  • Creative Competency-Based Programming on a Shoestring Budget
  • Keys to a Successful Risk Management Program
  • Reducing Unnecessary Hospitalizations for Long-Term and Post-Acute Care
  • Regulatory Compliance infection Prevention and Control
  • State Operations Manual – NEW and Revised Regulations for Long Term Care
  • Understanding the CMS 5 Star Report
  • Unnecessary Medications
  • Urinary Tract Infections: Practical Diagnosis and Management

Antibiotic Stewardship - Where We Are Today

Wed, August 22 at 1 PM CST

Presenter: Rob Shulman, RPh

Registration coming soon.


Purposeful Preparation for Phase 3 of the New Requirements of Participation for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Thurs, September 13 at 1 PM CST

Presenter: Leah Killian-Smith, BA, NHA, HSE, RHIA, Director of Quality Assurance & Government Services at Pathway Health, Inc

Registration coming soon.


Thinking About Thinking- Developing Critical Thinkers for the Long-term Care Setting

Wed, October 24 at 1 PM CST

Presenter: Linda Shubert, MSN, RN, Clinical Manager at Healthcare Academy

Registration coming soon.


Psychoactives and the Requirements of Participation

Thurs, November 15 at 1 PM CST

Presenter: Rob Shulman, RPh

Registration coming soon.


Grief and Loss for the Caregivers

Wed, December 5 at 1 PM CST

Presenter: Marc Markell, PhD, MS, BA

Registration coming soon.

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