Nurse Education Safety,Violence In Healthcare
Series Overview:Over the past decade a number of deaths have been attributed to improper use of restraints or seclusion. The concern has become so great that the Joint Commission has issued a sentinel event alert on the subject and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), has issued regulations covering their use including a recent final Guidance Document on the use of restraints in 2008.
The new three-part Medcom series with the working title Restraints in Healthcare provides nurses and other healthcare professionals with the information they need to comply with Joint Commission and CMS guidelines and is designated for a minimum of 1.5 hours of continuing nursing education.
Program titles for this series are:
- Restraints: Legal Considerations and Patient Rights
- Restraints: Alternatives to Restraints
- Restraints: Safe Application of Restraints
Overview:This program will provide learners with a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the use of restraints in healthcare settings.
Objectives:After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the basis for the rules on the use of restraints and seclusion.
- Identify the types of facilities where the CMS rules apply.
- Describe the type and extent of training required for healthcare professionals authorized to use restraints and seclusion.
- Take steps to ensure the proper ordering and evaluation of restraints and seclusion.
- Complete appropriate and timely documentation when restraints and seclusion are used.