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CAH Conditions of Participation - Part 3
Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: Education

Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Conditions of Participation manual for Critical Access Hospitals – Appendix W. This four-part webinar will cover the entire CAH CoP manual. The CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines serve as the basis for determining compliance and this manual will be discussed in detail as well as the revised changes.

Part Three of Four: Infection Prevention, Safe Medication, Lab, Provision of Services: Outpatient, Laboratory, Nursing; and Discharge Planning

Objectives - At the conclusion of part three, participants should be able to:

  • Recall that the infection preventionist must be appointed by the board
  • Discuss that insulin pens can only be used on one patient
  • Describe that an order is needed to allow the patient to self-administer medications
  • Explain that there are three-time frames in which to administer medications
  • Discuss that CMS requires that a plan of care be done 
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. 

Continuing Education:
The Kentucky Hospital Research and Education Foundation is an approved Kentucky Board of Nursing continuing education provider. This offering number 5-0023-12-23-0-26 is approved for 2.4 contact hours. Participants must attend the entire session, complete the post-session evaluation, and provide nursing license number in order to receive contact hours and be awarded a certificate. No partial credit will be given. The Kentucky Board of Nursing Approval does not constitute endorsement of program content.

Online Registration

Contact: Tammy Wells