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Provision of Care in a Safe Environment: Update on Patient Rights and Suicide Prevention (IHA 2.20.24)

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
10:00 am12:00 pm

Dates: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

Cost: $195 to NHA members (Per hospital, no charge for additional lines. Those individuals interested in viewing the recording must register separately at the Zoom link prior to the start of the webinar. Zoom will send each individual registered an email containing an access code to view the recording.)

Course Curriculum:
According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as Det Norske Veritas and The Joint Commission, one of the most-cited deficiencies at the immediate-jeopardy level is the right of patients to receive care in a safe setting. Ligature risks compromise a patient’s right to receive care in a safe setting, and it’s the hospital’s responsibility to provide care and safety to psychiatric patients at risk of harm to themselves or others.

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the CMS requirements for providing care in a safe environment for patients, specifically patients who are suicidal or in need of behavioral health services.
• Discuss CMS and the adoption of The Joint Commission suicide prevention panel recommendations.
• Identify examples of immediate jeopardy and conditions-of-participation deficiencies concerning patient safety.
• Identify the responsibilities of community access hospitals under the new patient rights conditions of participation.
• Identify what is required for a physical environmental risk assessment.

Intended Audience:
• Behavioral health and psychiatric staff.
• CEOs.
• Chief medical officers.
• Chief nursing officers.
• Compliance personnel.
• Emergency department staff.
• Physicians.
• Safety officers.