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Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation – Webinar Series – Part 3

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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There were over 300 pages of regulations for CAHs in 2020.  Many of the most recent new Tag numbers do not include Interpretive Guidelines or Survey Procedures. There are several important memos about COVID-19 that will be discussed.

This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. It is a great way to educate everyone in your hospital on all the sections in the CMS hospital manual especially ones that apply to their department.  Common deficiencies and how to avoid them will be discussed. Hospitals will learn how to do a gap analysis to increase compliance.

There were many changes in 2020 to discharge planning, antibiotic stewardship program, access to medical records, QAPI, infection control, policy review time frames, emergency preparedness, credentialing of the dietician, quality and appropriateness of the diagnosis, changes to the swing bed requirements, life safety code and facility services, infection control plus the revised emergency preparedness requirements.

CMS made updates for COVID-19 reporting that impact hospitals, laboratories, and any nursing home.  Those changes and new requirements impact the duties and responsibilities of hospitals who own or operate a laboratory on site or an affiliated nursing home.

CMS has issued many important hospital memos including privacy and confidentiality, texting of orders, humidity in the OR and the effects of humidity, insulin pens, safe injection practices, reporting to the QAPI program, complaint manual update, contracts, , telemedicine and EMTALA, equipment and maintenance, disaster preparedness, and ligature risks.

While CMS is not using the infection control worksheet at CAHs at this time, the webinar will discuss why using the worksheet as a self-assessment tool. There is also a final and revised worksheet on discharge planning and QAPI.

Other areas to be covered include: Nursing care plans, necessary policies and procedures, drug storage, informed consent, history and physicals, verbal orders, medication administration, security of medications, protocols, standing orders and emergency preparedness.

Registration Fee:

The fee for each session is $225 for THA members. If you register for all five sessions of the Critical Access Hospital CoPs series you will get the fifth session free!

Please note our pricing! To support social distancing and remote work, a single registration provides unlimited lines for all employees and trustees of your hospital or system, including a link to view the recording. Please register just one person from your facility and have that person share the access information with others who wish to participate.

Not sure if you’ll be able to make the live session? Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording of the webinar to view at your convenience at no additional charge.

The webinar series is in partnership with the Georgia Hospital Association.

 

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