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Informed Consent Update: Maneuvering the Maze (Webinar T7048) Tue, Aug 18, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM The fee for this webinar is $225 for GHA members, $195 for members of any affiliated GHA Society, and $295 for non-members.

Sue Dill Calloway
Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting

Course Curriculum
Are you confused about what standards and guidelines apply to informed consent? Do you know what elements should be in your consent form? This program will discuss the current Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs), including the critical access hospital, Joint Commission (TJC) and DNV Healthcare standards on informed consent requirements.
A recent study found that consent forms were missing in 66% of patients in hospitals delaying 10% of surgical procedures. The researchers at Johns Hopkins found the cost of lost of misplaced consent forms cost hospitals $580,000 a year. Besides being a financial issue, CMS, TJC, DNV Healthcare and other accreditation organizations are scrutinizing the standards, and a memo by CMS showed consent to be a common area of deficiency among hospitals. The number and types of deficiencies from CMS will be discussed.
Health care providers must also be aware of their specific state law on informed consent. Many professional organizations, like the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists also have guidelines or position statements on informed consent. Come join us for a fun session on making informed consent a little simpler to understand!

Continuing Education Credits
The Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved for 2 Contact Hours.

The Georgia Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1) (a). Approved for 2 contact hours.

If you are registering for an out-of-state hospital association, please contact the education department at, or 770-249-4542.