New CPR requirements issued for nursing homes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) prohibits nursing homes from instituting “no CPR” policies. In a January memo, CMS issued new training and certification guidance for obtaining and renewing CPR certification.
CPR training and information can be obtained online, but to receive certification or recertification, a skills demonstration and assessment are required, and those cannot be obtained online.
CMS advises staff already certified in CPR to have an instructor evaluate their skills to ensure their certification.
Sandra Hoban was on I Advance Senior Care / Long-Term Living’s editorial staff for 17 years. She is one of the country’s longest-serving senior care journalists. Before joining Long-Term Living, she was a member of the promotions department at Advanstar Communications. In addition to her editorial experience, Sandi has served past roles in print and broadcast advertising as a traffic and talent coordinator.
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