WEBINAR: Restraints - CMS & JC: Similarities & Differerences

Restraints remain a challenging procedure. This is one of the few areas where the Joint Commission (TJC) and CMS vary greatly.

If your organization uses The Joint Commission Accreditation for Deemed status, there is good news. You follow ONLY the CMS requirements for restraints and they are much more reasonable. This webinar is for all clinical personnel in organizations who use TJC accreditation for deemed status and want to finally master these requirements.

Webinar Objectives: 
- Review the CMS requirements for violent restraints
- Review the CMS requirements for non-violent restraints
- Discuss the use of protocols in non-violent restraints
- Compare the difference between TJC and CMS requirements of restraints

Target Audience
Medical staff leaders, Hospital leadership (including governing body representatives), medical staff office personnel, compliance personnel

Faculty: Sandra M. McRae, BSN, RN, MPH, LHRM
Sandy has experience in all levels of health care. She served as consultant and faculty for Joint Commission from 1989 until 2004. In addition to being president of her own company, Ms. Burke brings outstanding experience as a nurse executive, administrator, Risk Manager, patient safety and performance improvement expert to her role as a consultant. She is the Clinical/Joint Commission (TJC) Consultant for the Florida Hospital Association. Established in experience, Sandy can consult on most programs including hospitals, ambulatory care, home care/hospice, behavioral health, and/or long term care. Whether she is the nurse, or administrator consultant, her ratings are always excellent. She has even been cross trained to function in the physician role. Sandy is one of the most versatile and highest rated healthcare consultants working today.

Sandy assisted in the development of the Veterans' Administration National Center for Patient Education. In 2009-2010 she was the consultant that developed the Veterans' Administration National template for medical staff bylaws. She consultants with multiple VA facilities and programs.

 Ms. McRae taught a wide range of programs for the Joint Commission Department of Education Programs and was consistently rated the highest of all faculty. She was one of only three people selected by Joint Commission to do the nationwide education on the new 2004 standards and survey process. She now does all clinical education programs for the Florida Hospital Association and teaches for six other hospital associations. She spent a month in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia teaching continuous quality improvement. Ms. McRae has also gone to Egypt and Ireland to help both countries begin the development of standards and an accreditation process. She has published “Patient Care Trainee-Educational Employment” and her research has included a grant from Abbott Laboratories and work with the University of Florida in Perceptions of Education.

Contact Hours:

  • Nursing participants: This program has been approved for 1.8 contact hours by the Iowa Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number 339. Completion of offering required prior to awarding certificate.
  • All other participants: Must attend the entire Webinar. The webinar registrant must also submit a sign-in sheet with names of all attendees to Anasthia Amos (aamos@mhanet.org) to be eligible for MHA Continuing Education credits. 
4/18/2017 10:00 AM - 4/18/2017 11:30 AM
United States


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

4/18/2017 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4/18/2017 10:00 AM
4/18/2017 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
4/18/2017 10:00 AM

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