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Patient Rights and Responsibilities: Focus on Restraints &...

Date: 12/09/2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Patient Rights and Responsibilities: Focus on Restraints & Seclusion

Hospitals must comply with CMS conditions of participation. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as DNV GL Healthcare and The Joint Commission, one of the most-cited condition-level deficiencies is patient rights and responsibilities. Regulations and interpretative guidelines account for more than 50% of the patient rights and responsibilities condition.

1. Describe CMS definitions of restraints and seclusion.

2. Describe the internal log requirements for restraint deaths.

3. Describe which restraint regulations are at greatest risk for citation and how to prevent a citation.

4. Explain requirements to use restraints.

5. Identify which deaths while in restraints must be reported to CMS.

Accreditation specialists, Behavioral health staff, Compliance officers, Emergency department staff, Facility directors, Nurse executives, Patient safety officers, Performance improvement professionals, Risk managers, Quality management.

Nancy Ruzicka is a consultant on state and federal rules, regulations and interpretative guidelines. Ruzicka previously worked as director of integrity and compliance and privacy official at MercyOne Des Moines and director of regulatory compliance at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines. She also has more than 20 years of experience with the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. Ruzicka holds master’s degrees in health law and business administration and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, all from Drake University. She is certified in health care compliance and maintains her Iowa pharmacy license.