The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has never been a fan of alarms, also new research shows that alarms in nursing homes have negative effects—both physical and psychological. And there is no research to demonstrate that alarms actually prevent falls. As a result, seven CMS requirements now call the use of alarms in nursing home settings a deficient practice. If you are still using alarms, it’s time to stop.
Learn how to embrace improved patient-centric practices instead, as explained by Carmen Bowman, a consultant, trainer, author, and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change. She’ll use her background as a former regulator to educate nursing home staff on how to reduce alarms—or eliminate them altogether—by: anticipating residents’ needs, engaging with individuals and individual needs, improving residents’ mobility, and more frequently and proactively checking residents.
This information-packed presentation will run down the regulations pertaining to alarms, outline the positive and negative research on their effectiveness, and equip you with practices to help you better guard the safety of nursing home residents.
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Who Should Attend
Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the...
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