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Updates to restraint orders and documentation

17 Apr 2016

By: Kristy Bond, BSN, RN, manager, accreditation & patient safety

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Restraint ordering and documentation is mandated by CMS, TJC and the State of Oregon. Salem Health underwent a regulatory review of restraint and seclusion policies to ensure alignment with regulating agencies. Several areas of opportunity were identified to align our policies with accreditation and CMS expectations. The changes bring Salem Health into alignment with CMS, TJC and the State of Oregon; they do not go above the requirements.

You can read the tips and changes in Epic here, and the full policy is available here. (Note: because of Epic licensing, the screen shots are behind the Salem Health firewall.)