Barbara Citarella RN, BSN, MS, CHCE, NHDP-BC

National Healthcare Disaster Professional, President
RBC Limited Healthcare & Management Consultants

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Barbara Citarella is the founder of RBC Limited Healthcare and Management Consultants. Barbara and her team of expert consultants have made the company a national leader in the home care, hospice and outpatient health care industry. She has been instrumental in developing national and state partnerships for the company. With over 25 years of experience, Barbara is internationally known for her expertise in the areas of infection control, leadership and disaster preparedness. As the only recognized expert in the area of home care and hospice disaster planning, she provides education not only to home care and hospice industry but to law enforcement, government agencies, health care providers, private sector, first responders, national and state associations. Barbara was part of the Department of Homeland Security’s committee to rewrite the National Response Plan document and the DHS Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for people with special needs. In addition to her Disaster Planning experience, Ms. Citarella has been instrumental in OASIS training nationwide since 1997. She was the first to incorporate inter-rater reliability testing in the education process for the OASIS tool. She has done research on the preliminary cost of OASIS to the home care industry and presented such findings to United States Congressional members. RBC Limited’s clientele remain in the top 20% of the industry for quality initiatives.

She is an internationally known speaker and has presented well over 500 keynote addresses and workshops.

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