Ask ECRI: Policies for Recording Devices in Resident Rooms

September 17, 2018 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​A risk manager recently asked for guidance in establishing policies for the use of cameras and other recording devices in the skilled nursing setting. The risk manager noted that the organization encounters people using such devices for many purposes, ranging from documentation of pressure injuries to interior or exterior security surveillance to so-called granny cams in resident rooms.

In our response, ECRI Institute notes that issues such as video monitoring implicate several legal aspects, and...

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