Patient Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic CMS Standards

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


While the use of restraints can prevent significant risks to the patient, it is controversial and highly regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission. Does your policy strike a good balance between the need to use restraints to protect the patient from injury and the duty to avoid misuse or overuse of such restraints? Is the attending physician reassessing the patient's condition at acceptable intervals? How well are caregivers documenting the treatment and condition of patients who are restrained or secluded?

The MHA Health Foundation webinar Patient Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic CMS Hospital Standards will review:

  • Internal documentation requirements for restrained patients and actions you must take within 24 hours of a patient death
  • CMS requirements for all physicians and others who order restraints for patients
  • Types of tools that will adequately educate staff on restraint use and how to keep patients safe while restrained
  • Required documentation for violent or self-destructive patients that involve face-to-face evaluations

Meet Your Faculty

Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is a professional speaker and consultant and is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting, Dublin, OH. She is well-known nationwide for her work in healthcare law, risk management and patient safety.

Who Should Attend

Chief medical, nursing and operating officers; directors of patient safety, quality improvement and risk management; compliance officers; all hospital personnel who interact with patients in restraints

Connection Fee

$195 per MHA member; $295 for non-MHA members

Registration Deadline

Members are encouraged to register by noon, Dec. 11.

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