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Nursing and the Law: Navigating Problematic Nursing Chapter Standards with CMS and TJC webinar (W3022)

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
9:00 am10:00 am

Course Curriculum
This program will cover nursing hot topics as well as challenging nursing chapter standards with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission (TJC).
Other topics to be addressed include the CMS regulations on safe opioid use, IV medication, blood transfusions, restraints, compounding, beyond use date, history and physicals, verbal orders, informed consent, plan of care, timing of medications and the post anesthesia evaluation.
CMS memos on insulin pens, safe injection practices, worksheets, organ procurement organizations, humidity, and privacy and confidentiality will also be addressed. Additionally, interpreters and low health literacy will be discussed to help hospitals comply with CMS and TJC standards, as well as OCR Section 1557 on signage, patient rights, nondiscrimination, qualified interpreters and 2020 changes.

Intended Audience:
Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Compliance Officer, Emergency Department Personnel, Joint Commission Coordinator, Medical Records, Quality Improvement personnel, Risk Manager, Legal Counsel.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
• Describe the CMS memos and how they impact nursing including infection control.
• Recall changes to medications including timing of medication administration.
• Recite that every hospital should have a safe injection practices policy that follows the CDC guidelines.
• Discuss the impact of informed consent changes on nursing.

Speaker Bio:
Susan Seeley has over 40 years of experience in the health care industry, both as a nurse leader and as a clinical consultant with a focus on patient care services and regulatory compliance. She is experienced in conducting mock surveys and improving client hospitals’ accreditation survey preparedness through on-site education. Susan has helped organizations achieve continuous survey readiness and assists organizations with writing and implementing successful Plans of Corrections for survey deficiencies. She has also assessed quality programs, clinical operations, the structure and function of medical staff committees, and the implementation of peer review quality plans.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Susan spent 19 years as the chief nursing officer for a rural Florida hospital while working part time for the parent company as a clinical consultant for their more than 200 hospitals. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She is a registered nurse and holds an Advanced Nurse Administrator certification through the American Nurses Association.

Cost: $195 to NHA members (per hospital, no charge for additional lines, recordings available up to 60 days after the webinar)