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CMS Conditions of Participation - Part 3
Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Education

This five-part webinar series will cover the entire CMS Hospital Conditions of Participation manual. Part three of five will cover nursing services, safe injection practices and compounding, medication administration and safe opioid use, nursing care plan, 30-minute medication rule, incident reports, pharmaceutical services, revised CDC core for ASP, BUD, packaging, and labeling of medications, standardization of prescribing and communication practices and much more.

Upon completion of this section, participants will be able to:

  • Describe that medications must be given timely and within one of three blocks of time
  • Recall that all protocols should be approved by the Medical Staff and an order entered into the medical record and signed off
  • Recall that there are many pharmacy policies required by CMS
  • Recall that a nursing care plan must be in writing, started soon after admission and maintained in the medical record
  • Recall that the hospital must have a safe opioid policy approved by the MEC and staff must be educated on the policy

Laura A. Dixon, BS, JD, RN, CPHRM 
Laura A. Dixon served as the Director, Facility Patient Safety and Risk Management and Operations for COPIC from 2014 to 2020.  In her role, Ms. Dixon provided patient safety and risk management consultation and training to facilities, practitioners, and staff in multiple states.  Such services included creation of and presentations on risk management topics, assessment of healthcare facilities; and development of programs and compilation of reference materials that complement physician-oriented products.

Ms. Dixon has more than twenty years of clinical experience in acute care facilities, including critical care, coronary care, peri-operative services, and pain management.  Prior to joining COPIC, she served as the Director, Western Region, Patient Safety and Risk Management for The Doctors Company, Napa, California.  In this capacity, she provided patient safety and risk management consultation to the physicians and staff for the western United States.

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Contact: Tammy Wells