Preventing Patient Suicide

This new book explains The Joint Commission's requirements related to preventing patient suicide in health care facilities, specifically the National Patient Safety Goal®.  It focuses especially on identifying and mitigating ligature risks in the environment of care.  

Release Date: April 15, 2022. 100 pages.

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Preventing Patient Suicide
  • Preventing Patient Suicide
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Product Description

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The Joint Commission introduced National Patient Safety Goal®(NPSG) NPSG.15.01.01 more than a decade ago to address continued suicide risk. NPSG.15.01.01 offers a framework for identifying and managing individuals at risk for suicide. However, today’s suicide rate remains a major concern. Also, health care organizations continue to have questions about strategies for identifying, mitigating, and preventing suicide risk for their patients. Joint Commission compliance data shows that suicide prevention remains a crucial challenge for health care organizations. Hence, this brand-new book offers insights, clarifications, and strategies for meeting Joint Commission requirements and reducing the risk of suicide among patients.    

The book covers the following topics, per the requirements of the National Patient Safety Goal®:

  • Environmental risk assessment and action to minimize suicide risk (including ligature risks)
  • Use of a validated screening tool to identify individuals at risk
  • Evidence-based processes for conducting suicide risk assessments of individuals screened as positive for suicidal ideation
  • Documentation of individuals’ level of risk and the plan to mitigate their risk for suicide
  • Development and implementation of written policies and procedures addressing care of individuals at risk for suicide
  • Written policies and procedures for counseling and follow-up care at discharge for  individuals identified as at risk for suicide
  • Monitoring of implementation and effectiveness of policies and procedures, then acting as needed to improve compliance

This book is a resource for professionals who work in behavioral health care and psychiatric hospitals or units and for those who care for patients who are being evaluated or treated for behavioral health conditions in general hospital settings and critical access hospitals. In addition, this book contains information helpful to environment of care and safety professionals and those, such as emergency department staff, who are likely to encounter patients at risk for self-harm or suicide and whose suicide risk may or may not be related to the reason for their hospitalization. This book is also for accreditation professionals who need to understand The Joint Commission’s requirements related to patient suicide. 

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Table of Contents

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