2013 CMS Aug 29 Enduring
Self Study Course Description
Safe Injection Practices
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM, CCMSCP
President, Patient Safety Education and Consulting
Type of Activity: Enduring Event/Web-Based Training
Release Date: August 30, 2013
Expiration Date: May 30, 2014
Estimated Time to Complete Course: 1.5 hours
There is no fee associated with this educational activity.
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Administrators, QM Staff, Risk Managers, and other interested Health Care Providers
Every hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement should listen to this important program! Imagine a CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) surveyor who shows up at the hospital to do a CMS survey such as a validation survey. The surveyor pulls out the infection control worksheet which has a section on safe injection practices. Now compliance with safe injection practices will be assessed during all validation surveys. This is especially important in light of a number of cases where patients have died or suffered an adverse event in the past year. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a memo on this topic on June 15, 2012 on what hospitals are expected to do to comply with the CDC standards on safe injection practices. Many hospitals are currently out of compliance.
Every hospital should have a policy on this. All staff, including physicians, should be trained on this. Are you currently aware of the ten CDC standards for safe injection practices and where they are located?
Injected medicines are common in healthcare today. Injection safety or safe injection practices are measures taken to perform injections in an optimally safe manner for patients. Many hospitals and other facilities have just taken for granted that this was being performed appropriately but recent studies show this to be untrue.
CMS is placing a high priority on improving patient safety and the quality of care. This is consistent with their initiative, the Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs, which is aimed to keep patients from getting injured or harmed while in the hospital setting. The goal is to reduce hospitals acquired conditions by 20%. CMS feels that hospitals in full compliance with the hospital CoPs will be in a better position to reduce healthcare acquired conditions.
After completing this activity, the participants will be able to:
1. Discuss how the infection control work sheets contain a list of items that will be assessed during the on-site survey in order to determine compliance with safe injection practices.
2. Describe the CDC ten standards on safe injection practices that all hospitals should be following.
3. Recall that every hospital should have a policy on safe injection practices and staff educated on this.
Criteria for Successful Completion
• Registration is required for verification of attendance.
• Attend the webinar in its entirety.
• Complete the web-based Course Evaluation.
• Complete the online Post-Test with a passing score of 75%.
• CSC will send you a CE Certificate upon successful completion. Note: you will be notified to retake the post-test if your score is below 75%.
Accreditation: The Indian Health Service (IHS) Clinical Support Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The IHS Clinical Support Center designates this enduring educational activity for 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each hour of participation. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is designated 1.5 contact hours for nurses.
Accreditation applies solely to this educational activity and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product, services or processes by the CSC, IHS, the federal government, or the accrediting bodies
Faculty Disclosure Statement: As a provider accredited by ACCME, ANCC, and ACPE, the IHS Clinical Support Center must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course directors/coordinators, planning committee members, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty will also disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. The course directors/coordinators, planning committee members, and faculty for this activity have completed the disclosure process and have indicated that they do not have any significant financial relationships or affiliations with any manufacturers or commercial products to disclose. There is no commercial or non-commercial company financial support for this educational activity.
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