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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic Standards and Proposed Changes

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT

$160 – $320

Restraint and seclusion is a “hot spot” with both CMS and the Joint Commission and is a common area where hospitals are cited for being out of compliance. The restraint policy is one of the hardest to write and understand in health care today. This session will help simplify the CMS 50-page interpretive guidelines. It will also provide a crosswalk to the Joint Commission standards.

The speaker will discuss the requirements for an internal log and will review what must be documented in the medical record. She will also discuss the reporting requirements for patients who die within 24 hours of being restrained.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1.  List what hospitals must document in the internal log if a patient dies within 24 hours of being restrained with two soft wrist restraints.
  2.  Describe the CMS restraint education requirements for hospital staff.
  3.  Explain the CMS education requirements for staff who order restraints.
  4.  Discuss the specific items 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.

Nurses and physicians with direct patient care, CMO, CNO, COO, nurse educator, risk manager, patient safety officer, PI director, TJC coordinator, quality director, hospital legal counsel, compliance officer, accreditation and regulation staff. Others that should attend include staff who remove and apply restraints as part of their care such as radiology techs, ultra sound technologists and transport staff.

Sue Dill Calloway, President, Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting

Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education & Consulting. She was previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.

The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation. 

May 2; 5:00 p.m. MDT


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May 9
8:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
$160 – $320
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Toni Pugmire
(208) 489-1409