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Restraint and Seclusion is a hot spot with both CMS and the Joint Commission and 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 healthcare today.
Every hospital that accepts Medicare patients will have to comply with the interpretive guidelines even if the hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, HFAP, CIHQ, or DNV Healthcare. Hospitals will need to make sure their policies and procedures comply with these. Joint Commission and CMS both require restraint training to staff. There is also a requirement that physicians and anyone who writes an order for restraints will have to be educated on the hospital’s policy. The guidelines explain the training requirements for the RN doing the one hour face to face visits for patients who are violent and or self destructive. There are basically 21 rules covered by the CMS interpretive guidelines. The Joint Commission standards on restraint and seclusion will be reference and are now closer in the crosswalk. Patient safety is at risk and patients have been injured or died from improper restraint usage.
This program will simplify and take the mystery out of those 50 page restraint and seclusion interpretive guidelines. It will provide a crosswalk to the Joint Commission standards. Avoid the restraint nightmare now and let us take the mystery out of these confusing regulations by attending this program.
|- Restraint protocols||- Violent and self destructive behavior|
|- Culture of safety||- Documentation requirements|
|- New training requirements||- Time limited orders|
|- Monitoring of patients in R/S||And that's just the beginning!|
All nurses with direct patient care, compliance officer, chief nursing officer, chief of medical staff, COO, Nurse Educator, ED nurses, ED physicians, medical staff coordinator, risk manager, patient safety officer, senior leadership, hospital legal counsel, PI director, Joint Commission coordinator, nurse managers, quality director, security guards, compliance officer, chief risk officer, accreditation and regulation staff and others responsible for compliance with hospital regulations and anyone involved in the restraint or seclusion of patients, persons responsible for rewriting the hospital policies and medical staff bylaws, staff that remove and apply them as part of their care such as radiology techs, ultra sound technologists, transport staff, and others.
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