Posey Restraint Programs

CMS Hospital Restraint and Seclusion Certification Program Part 1

Part 1
Presented by Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM, President Healthcare Risk Education and Consulting, LLC

Course Overview:
If a CMS surveyor arrived at your hospital tomorrow, would you be prepared? Does your staff currently understand all 50 pages of the CMS interpretive guidelines and survey procedures? This four-part webinar series will simplify the CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation requirements on restraint and seclusion. Those seeking certification must pass one test per session. A certificate will be issued upon completion of all four sessions and test, which will be valid for two years.

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss reasons why hospitals get cited by CMS in the area of restraint and seclusion
• Recall that hospitals can take the CMS surveyor training program, which includes a section on restraint and seclusion
• Describe that CMS has a complaint manual, which has a section on restraints
• Recall that CMS has an electronic restraint worksheet that must be completed if the patient is injured by restraint
  • CMS Hospital Restraint and Seclusion Part 1
  • CMS Part 1 Test
  • CMS Part 1 Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 2 years