CMS interpretive guidance is extensive in the area of advance directives and advanced care planning. Traditionally, questions of care were resolved at the bedside through decision-making by an individual, his or her family and health care practitioner. As technological advances have increased the ability of medicine to prolong life, questions have arisen concerning the use, withholding or withdrawing of increasingly sophisticated medical interventions. Legal developments have influenced standards of professional practice in the care and treatment of individuals in health care facilities. Several decades of professional debate and discussion have simultaneously advanced the thinking on these matters and promoted implementation of pertinent approaches to obtaining and acting on patient/resident wishes. In this session, Cat will be covering all of the changes/revisions and the implications for facilities. Cat will also provide examples of deficient practice and determination of compliance (scope and severity).
Cost: $99.00 per user.
User is defined as one computer and one phone line per registrant. There is no limit to the number of participants per user. In other words, gather as many staff as you want around a computer to learn or broadcast the webinar to an entire room via an LCD projector.