2013 CMS Oct 31 Enduring

Self Study Course Description

 
CMS Nursing Standards

Course Faculty
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, CPHRM, CCMSCP
President, Patient Safety Education and Consulting
Dublin, Ohio

Type of Activity: Enduring Event/Web-Based Training
Release Date: November 1, 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

Course Overview
Did you know there are new changes to nine of the tag numbers in the nursing service chapter? Did you know there were eight recent memos of importance to nurse managers and chief nursing officers?
There are many changes to this section in the recent past including timing of medications, standing orders, restraint, plan of care, verbal orders, blood transfusions, IV medication, third revised worksheet, and drug orders. CMS made over two dozen changes to the hospital CoP regulations effective July 16, 2012. There are many changes to the final interpretive guidelines issued March 15, 2013 with a new CoP hospital manual being issued August 30, 2013. In fact, there were two new tag numbers added to the nursing standards section and changes to seven existing sections including tags 405-409 and 410 through 413.

Every hospital that accepts Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement must follow the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and it must be followed for all patients. This program 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.

Recently, there has been increased scrutiny and surveillance to make sure that all hospitals are in compliance with the hospital CoPs. Don’t be caught off guard and put your hospital’s reimbursement at risk. This program will also reference other important sections that all nurses should be aware that are found outside the nursing services section such as medication standards, verbal orders, history and physicals, visitation, restraint and seclusion and grievances, and privacy and confidentiality. CMS issues the privacy and confidentiality memo, safe injection practices memo and insulin pen memo.
This program will include what is in the CMS discharge planning worksheet. It will include tips to prevent unnecessary readmissions.

This section contains 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, new three time frame for administering medications and educational requirements will be discussed along with changes standing orders and protocols.

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the participants will be able to:
1. Recall that CMS has a section on nursing services that every hospital must follow even if accredited.
2. Describe how all medications must be administered within three different time frames.
3. Discuss nursing care plans as a frequently cited area by CMS and recall a recent change.
4. Recall that all verbal orders must be signed off and need to include both a date and time.

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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