Those in Need: Suicide Precautions in the Healthcare Setting

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Those in Need: Suicide Precautions in the Healthcare Setting

Suicide can have devastating consequences to the family, healthcare providers and the healthcare system. CMS considers suicide a "Never Event;" and The Joint Commission requires clinicians in the general hospital setting to identify patients at risk for suicide, and safely manage those who admit after a suicide attempt or express intent during hospitalization.

Program Highlights

  • Understand requirements and expectations related to the Joint Commission

  • National Patient Safety Goal for suicide risk assessment and CMS regulations

  • Identify patients at risk for suicide

  • Determine and activate the appropriate level of response

  • Implement Suicide Precautions

  • Enhance clinical suicide screening skills

  • Properly document all assessments, reassessments and interventions

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Learning Objective

To provide healthcare professionals in inpatient, ambulatory and ED settings with the tools required to recognize those at risk for suicide, and respond appropriately so that individuals can get the help they need

Program Includes
  • Bonus Resource CD
  • Approved for Continuing Education
  • 10 Question Post Test with Answer Key
  • Study Guide
  • Learning Tools Included

Clinical Advisors

  • Lori Ball, RN, MS, PMHCNS-BC

  • Paul W. Ragan, MD

  • R. John Repique, MS, RN