2019 VHA EPS Training Event
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The 2019 VHA Environmental Programs Service (EPS) Training Event will take place August 13-15, 2019 in Orlando, Florida and will provide educational and professional development seminars specific to Environmental Management colleagues along with an EMS specific vendor fair. The training will provide opportunities to apply knowledge of practices and processes affecting complex operations in VHA to improve Veterans experience. Agenda topics align with the Secretary’s guidance on Modernization of VA as well as the MISSION Act such as:

  • Implementation of Hire Right Hire Fast initiative: Specifically developed to provide easy-to-apply tips for the recruitment and retention of Housekeeping Aides
  • Effective Suicide Prevention Efforts
  • Deployment on the newly enterprise-wide VA Waste Tracker platform
  • How to properly staff VA Medical Facilities’ Housekeeping Services utilizing the validated Task Frequency Analysis Sanitation Staffing Model
  • National Pest Management Association Training and Resources Assets
  • How to administer the Environment of Care Rounding software platform
  • Utilization of the VHA Formulary MSPV 2.0 Acquisition Process
  • Innovations from EMS Programs throughout VHA
  • Quality Textile Utilization Practices
  • Veteran Response to VA Environment from the Veteran Experience Office

Specific services include: Healthcare Sanitation, Waste Management, Integrated Pest Management, Environment of Care monitoring, Interior Design and Textile Care Management.

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