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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Surgery, Anesthesia and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Standards: Are You in Compliance?

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT

$160 – $320

Ms. Dill Calloway will review the CMS Hospital CoP standards for surgery, anesthesia and PACU guidelines. She will examine some of the important CMS memos that discuss medication management, IV and safe opioid use. The current interpretive guidelines regarding pre and post-anesthesia evaluations and anesthesia services, including documentation requirements, will be discussed. Our speaker will also identify the types of deficiencies hospitals receive in the areas of informed consent, history and physicals (H&Ps), safe injection practices, compounding and beyond-use dates.

Join this session and learn about these standards and guidelines to help your staff and hospital stay current and up to date!

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

  1. Identify the policies and procedures required by CMS related to surgery and anesthesia services.
  2. Discuss the section in the CMS manual that addresses PACU requirements.
  3.  Identify items listed in the CMS manual that must be included in the OR register.
  4. Describe the information required for an informed consent that should be on the chart before surgery.
  5. Discuss the inpatient and outpatient 48 hour requirements for the post-anesthesia evaluation.

Performance improvement personnel, risk management and quality staff, compliance officer, CNO, patient safety officer, nurse educator, staff nurses, nurse managers, leadership staff, board members, accreditation staff, department directors, infection preventionist and anyone else who is responsible for ensuring the CMS Conditions of Participation (CoPs) related to performance improvement are met.

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.

May 16; 5:00 p.m. MDT


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May 23
8:00 am - 10:00 am (MDT)
$160 – $320
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Toni Pugmire
(208) 489-1409