This course will provide information on the Joint Commission and CMS standards of infant and pediatric abduction and how to comply with this set of standards. It will review the five main physical, security and other measures healthcare facilities can take to prevent abductions. Our speaker will discuss the revised recommendations from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on the Guidelines on prevention and response to infant abduction that every hospitals and birthing center should be familiar with. Make sure your facility is up to date on what it should be doing and when. You do not want the unthinkable nightmare of an infant or child abduction to happen at your facility.
Sue Dill Calloway
President, Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting
Sue Dill Calloway has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. Currently, she is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education & Consulting. She was previously the chief learning officer for the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.
The speaker has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the important components of a good infant and pediatric abduction program including policiesand procedures, training of staff and parents, controlling access, and development of a critical incidentresponse plan.
2. Describe what information should be communicated to the mother to minimize the risk of infant abduction.
3. Discuss TJC and CMS Hospital standards as they relate to infant and pediatric abduction.