While the use of restraints can prevent significant risks to the patient, it is controversial and highly regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission. The MHA Health Foundation is partnering with the Georgia Hospital Association to offer the webinar Restraint, Seclusion, Ligature and Suicide Risks: Complying with Requirements from 10 a.m. to noon May 13.
Registrants will hear about the CMS requirements for a patient in restraint and/or seclusion, the CMS education requirements for physicians and others who order restraints, specific items the CMS requires to be documented in the medical record for the one-hour face-to-face evaluation on patients who are violent and/or self-destructive, and more. MHA members can purchase an unlimited number of logins for $195. Registration is available online, and members with questions may contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.