MDS 3.0: Section P

MDS 3.0: Section P 

The intent of this section is to record the frequency that the resident was restrained by any of the listed devices or an alarm was used, at any time during the day or night, during the 7-day look-back period. Assessors will evaluate whether or not a device meets the definition of a physical restraint or an alarm and code only the devices that meet the definition in the appropriate categories.


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-US-3.0SECP21
Hours: 0.5
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Apply the appropriate Coding Instructions for accurate completion of MDS 3.0 Section P - Restraints and Alarms
Identify the Steps for Assessment and/or Coding Tips, as applicable, related to MDS 3.0 Section P - Restraints and Alarms

Section 1: Introduction

A.    About This Course

B.    Objectives

Section 2: P0100 Physical Restraints

A.    Rationale

B.    Health Related Quality of Care

C.    Planning for Care

D.    Steps for Assessment

E.    Coding Instructions

F.    Coding Tips and Special Populations

G.    Definitions

Section 3: P0200 Alarms

A.    Rationale

B.    Health-related Quality of Life

C.    Planning for Care

A.    Steps for Assessment

B.    Coding Instructions

C.    Coding Tips

Section 4: Conclusion

A.    Course Contributors

B.    Resources

C.    Congratulations!

Instructor: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post-acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Ron has also successfully completed the Infection Control Officer training through the AHCA and is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer. Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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