While the use of restraints can prevent significant risks to patients, it is controversial and highly regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission. Does the hospital’s policy strike a good balance between the need for the judicious use of restraints to prevent injury and the avoidance of the misuse or overuse of such restraints? Is the attending physician reassessing the patient's condition at acceptable intervals? How well are caregivers documenting the treatment and conditions of patients who are restrained or secluded?
The MHA Health Foundation webinar CMS Hospital Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic Standards and Proposed Changes will review:
- Internal documentation requirements for restrained patients and actions you must take within 24 hours of a patient death.
- CMS requirements for all physicians and others who order restraints for patients.
- Types of education tools that will adequately educate staff on restraint use and how to keep patients safe while restrained.
- Required documentation for violent or self-destructive patients that involve face-to-face evaluations.
Meet Your Faculty
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is a professional speaker and consultant and is president of Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting, Dublin, OH. She is well-known nationwide for her work in healthcare law, risk management and patient safety.
Who Should Attend
Chief medical, nursing and operating officers; directors of patient safety, quality improvement and risk management; compliance officers; all hospital personnel who interact with patients in restraints
$195 per MHA member; $295 for non-MHA members
Members are encouraged to register by noon, May 8.