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CoPs for Critical Access Hospitals: 2019 Update - Ensuring Compliance - Part 3 of 4

Thursday, February 7, 2019
9:00 am11:00 am
Webinar

The CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance. In this four-part webinar, you will learn details about the CoPs and what to do when a surveyor arrives at your facility. Additionally, every section in the CAH hospital manual will be discussed, including updates and changes for 2019.

During part 3 of 4, our speaker will review 2015 manual revisions for the sections on infection control (IC), drugs and safe medication use, patient services, lab and nursing. She will discuss nationally recognized infection control guidelines, including why the infection control worksheet is so important for CAHs, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), the four challenges of infection control and the role of hospitals leaders in infection control. Ms. Dill Calloway will delve into safe medication CoPs including preparation and administration, safe infection practices and the CMS IC worksheet and safe infection guidelines. Some of Sue’s review of the nursing CoPs will cover nursing care, changes in observation guidelines, drugs and IVs, nursing care plans and proposed changes for 2019. This provides only a brief overview of what will be covered in this program.