VHA Environmental Programs Service Training Event
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About the Training Event

The 2023 VHA Environmental Programs Service (EPS) Training Event will take place August 15-17, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will provide educational and professional development sessions specific to Environmental Management Service (EMS) operations along with an EMS operations focused 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 Healthcare Environment Facilities Programs and the VA Secretary’s priorities and include but are not limited to the following:

  • Job Series 3566 Environmental Service (EVS)Technicians Hire Right Hire Fast
    • Recruitment & Retention Resource Blueprint
    • VHA Total Rewards of an EVS Technician Career
    • EVS Technician Employee Competencies & Training
  • EPS/Office of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Collaboration
  • EPS Affiliation Overview/Offerings
    • American Hospital Association
    • Association of Laundry/Linen Management
    • National Pest Management Association
  • VHA Healthcare Sanitation Staffing Model: Task Frequency Analysis
  • National Pest Management Association Training, Resources & NPMA Field Guide Pro
  • Office of Resolution Management, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Safety and Selecting Proper PPE
  • Acquisition and Funding of Laundry Equipment
  • Misconceptions about Weingarten Meetings ER/LR Guidance
  • Assault and Harassment Prevention
  • What is a High Reliability Organization
  • PACT Act Impact
  • Proper Management of Textile Care Program/Quality Practices
  • EMS Chiefs making Data Driven Decisions
  • EMS/VCS EcoSure Audit – What to expect
  • Sustainable Waste Management & Recycling
  • Proper Disinfection of VHA Pharmacy Cleanroom Environments: USP 795/797/800
  • Veteran Response to VA Environment from the Veteran Experience Office
  • How to properly administer the Environment of Care Rounding software platform
  • Utilization of the VHA Medical Surgical Prime Vendor Generation Z version 1
  • Quality Textile Utilization Practices

Specific Scopes of Services include:
  • Healthcare Sanitation
  • Waste Management & Recycling
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Environment of Care monitoring
  • Interior Design Operations
  • Textile Care Management

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