Understanding and Applying CMS Regulations for Use of Restraints

Understanding and Applying CMS Regulations for Use of Restraints

Understanding and Applying CMS Regulations for Use of Restraints

Understanding and Applying CMS Regulations for Use of Restraints

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Physical restraints are manual methods using a physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment attached or adjacent to the resident's body that the individual cannot remove easily, which restricts freedom of movement or normal access to one's body. A chemical restraint is any drug used for discipline or convenience and not required for treating medical conditions.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CMS is responsible for creating and monitoring regulations to ensure the delivery of quality healthcare in managed care systems. They also work to detect and combat fraud, waste, and abuse of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.The CMS publishes the CMS Manual System that provides the policies and procedures for hospitals and long-term care facilities.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-11-29Updated 2019-11-29

Course Objectives

  • Recall CMS’s definition of restraint.
  • Discuss patient rights and freedom from restraints.
  • Recall leadership’s role in the use of restraints.
  • Determine what is considered a restraint and what is not.
  • Explain the training requirements for long-term care facility personnel.

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