Physician Practice

Restraint and seclusion problems require quick mitigation

Medical Environment Update, October 5, 2017

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Twice this year, CMS placed a Missouri hospital in immediate jeopardy of losing its Medicare funding after inspectors found problems with the way the facility was handling cases of possible abuse and neglect. Some of the incidents in question involved the use of restraint and seclusion, so take this story as a reminder to revisit when and how often your staff are trained in the relevant policies and procedures, and consider adding or increasing de-escalation training to help ensure that patient rights are respected.

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