Did you know there were fifteen recent memos of importance to nursing in the recent past? Are you aware of the many changes in nursing chapter, and that CMS has issued deficiency reports which includes the most problematic standards for hospitals?
Join expert speaker Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD in this must-attend webinar for clinical nurses or nurse leaders in ensuring compliance with the CMS hospital conditions of participation (CoPs). There has been increased scrutiny and surveillance to make sure that all hospitals are in compliance with the hospital CoPs. CMS issued a 32 page memo which went into effect June 6, 2014 and it made noteworthy changes to IV medication administration, blood transfusion, and implemented safe opioid standards. Hospitals are still stressed with how to comply with these complicated standards.
There are many changes in the past to this section include timing of medications, standing orders, soft wrist restraints and restraint reporting, plan of care, verbal orders, blood transfusions, IV medication, self administration of medications and drug orders. There were many changes to the final interpretive guidelines that went into effect in the past two years. CMS has issued the final worksheets on QAPI, discharge planning and infection control which should be on the radar screen of all department managers.
In this session, Sue will cover the nursing services section in the hospital CoP manual. Facilities accredited by the Joint Commission, American Osteopathic Association, CIHQ, and DNV Healthcare must also follow these regulations. This 90-minute program will also cover medication standards, verbal orders, history and physicals, visitation, restraint and seclusion and grievances, discharge planning standards and privacy and confidentiality.
CMS has issued the privacy and confidentiality memo, safe injection practices memo, humidity memo, and insulin pen memo. These sections contain many problematic standards for hospitals including the nursing care plan standards and that an order is required for all medication especially if standing order or protocol used. Staffing, medications, three time frame for administering medications and educational requirements will be discussed along with changes in standing orders and protocols. CMS has started issuing deficiency reports and this will be covered so hospitals are aware of which are the problematic tag numbers.
Other sections nurses should be aware of:
Who Should Attend?
Chief nursing officer, all nurses, nurse managers, nurse supervisors, nurse educator, HIM staff, compliance officer, chief of medical staff, Medical staff coordinator, risk manager, patient safety officer, senior leadership, documentation specialist, hospital legal counsel, PI director, Joint Commission coordinator, regulatory officers, legal counsel, chief operating officer, chief medical officer, physicians, education department staff, board members, director of health information management, audit staff, and others responsible for compliance with hospital regulations including documentation compliance.
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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