Managing the Physical Environment during Covid-19 World Crisis
Managing a worldwide pandemic requires strict monitoring of the environment to assure cleaning and disinfection for the safety of everyone. This advanced healthcare regulatory course provides a comprehensive look at how to manage the environment of care amidst this pandemic.
This course provides a brief overview of scientific theory and how germs spread, prevention approaches to reduce the spread of viruses in the environment, use of scenarios and examples of CDC recommendations and precautions, infection prevention, disinfection, PPE and more.
Learn & Apply
Tips for Safe Environments
Review outbreak basics; steps to prepare, how the virus spreads & proper cleaning tips
Learn detailed infection prevention, disinfection practices and proper use of PPE
Understand the importance of Multi-disciplinary Committees and the flow of information among them.
Recognize your role in managing the environment during a pandemic and preventing the spread of infectious disease.
About the Instructor
James Ballard, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, HACP
James Ballard, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, HACP, is a Healthcare Consultant with over 30 years of experience responsible for assessing healthcare organizations’ readiness for licensing, accreditation and regulatory compliance. James provides support to organizations in the areas of Life Safety Code® compliance, Environment of Care, Emergency Management, Quality, Performance Improvement, Patient Safety and Clinical Care requirements. He has expertise in The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements as a former Federal Surveyor. He has served as faculty and speaker for Risk Assessment, Medication Management, Patient Safety, and other regulatory compliance issues. In addition, he assists organizations with post-survey activities, education and follow-up, patient safety strategies, and quality improvement initiatives.
Mr. Ballard has worked in a variety of healthcare positions and his experiences range from Surgical Technologist, EMT, Combat Medicine to a Federally Certified Healthcare Surveyor (Hospital, Critical Access, Transplant, Ambulatory Survey Centers and Long-Term Care), to Director positions over Compliance, Quality, Infection Prevention, Safety, Risk Management, Employee Health, and Emergency Preparedness. Mr. Ballard was the main creator of the CMS Focused Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (FQAPI) Survey process and tool for Transplant programs in Hospitals.