According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide was the leading cause of death in 2016. Unfortunately, hospitals are not exempt from this statistic, a reality that led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission (TJC) to buckle down on enforcement of patient safety rules. Are you aware of – and compliant with – CMS & TJC standards?
Join hospital compliance consultant Sue Dill Calloway for this live webinar to learn, in detail, how to comply with CMS and TJC requirements. She’ll explain key initiatives, such as the zero-suicide campaign and the TJC sentinel alerts on suicide. She’ll equip you with specific actions to correctly gauge patients’ suicide risk, reduce ligature risks, correct environmental risk, and create safe rooms. Best of all, you’ll no longer be left scratching your head when it comes to following documentation rules.
After attending this webinar, you will have the tools you need to asses patients’ mental health—and address high-risk patients’ needs, such as by assigning a 1:1 observer. You’ll have a solid grasp on the various recommendations for psych units, psych hospitals, and general acute care settings. And you’ll be prepared to make needed improvements to your hospital policies and practices to ensure the safety of even your most at-risk patients—all while complying with CMS and TJC rules.
Here is a taste of what you will uncover:
Who Should Attend:
This compliance session will benefit anyone responsible for compliance with CMS CoP and TJC standards, as well as professionals working in hospital behavioral units, psychiatric departments, emergency departments, and any unit where suicidal patients receive care (e.g., ICU, surgical, OB, post-partum, and outpatient). This list includes:
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is the president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Consulting and Education company with a focus on medical-legal education especially Joint Commission and the CMS hospital CoPs regulatory compliance. She also lectures on legal, risk management and patient safety issues. She was a director for risk management and patient safety for five years for the Doctors Company. She was the...
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