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A QAPI and Compliance Approach to Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls

May 17, 2013

Conversations with Carmen – Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls Webinar Series

Guest:  Matt Younger, Administrator, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Our conversation will revolve around looking at root cause analysis and quality assurance / process improvement as they pertain to regulatory compliance and alternatives to alarms.  We will review how and why alarms are falling out of favor among both researchers and regulators and how alarm usage can invite additional scrutiny during survey.  We will also analyze whether alarms can conceivably be a restraint in some cases and potentially meet CMS’ own definition of convenience at Tag F221 Restraints.

Please visit the website at www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.

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