Region 08 Nursing Facility (NF) providers are invited to attend the annual HHSC Provider Meeting for Nursing Facilities presented by the Texas Health & Human Services, Regulatory Services Division, Region 08 staff. The provider meeting is an opportunity once a year to meet with regulatory staff in your region, to obtain information on timely topics, and ask questions.

The following topics will be presented:

      ·   Influenza: Preventing and Controlling the Spread 
                        presented by Gretchen Rodriguez, MPH CIC HAI Epidemiologist and Elise Rush, MPH CIC Epidemiologist

     ·   PASRR - What You Need To Know Now - 2018 Updates
presented by Alice Fields, PASRR Training Specialist and Tonya Akorede, PASRR Training Specialist

     ·   The Role of Nursing Facilities in the Containment of Antibiotic Resistance
presented by Gretchen Rodriguez, MPH CIC HAI Epidemiologist
     ·    Emergency Preparedness - Appendix Z
                           presented by Christine Strukel, Regional Director, HHSC Regulatory Services Division Region 8/11

·   Question/Answer Session
August 23, 2018 at 8:30a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Check-in for attendees begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Bexar Room, 
Frederick Maples Conference Center,

Education Service Center, Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78208

Seating is available for up to 100; registration is on a first-come/first-served basis and reserved solely for Region 08 Nursing Facility providers. Up to two (2) providers from each facility may attend. The cutoff date for registration is 12 Noon on Monday, August 20, 2018 or may be earlier if registration reaches maximum capacity at the meeting location.

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