Suicide Prevention in Hospitals: Reduce Risk and Comply With Joint Commission Requirements

Program Date/Time: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 1:00  – 2:30 p.m. ET

Hospitals are continually working to reduce the risk of patient suicide in their facilities, but the problem persists. The Joint Commission has placed particular emphasis on reducing suicide risk, including a National Patient Safety Goal and a recent Sentinel Event Alert.

In this webinar, former Joint Commission surveyor Ernest E. Allen, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, CHFM, will explain how hospitals can identify and reduce suicide risks and improve compliance with Joint Commission requirements.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify suicide risks in hospitals
  • Be able to reference applicable Joint Commission standards and Sentinel Event Alerts
  • Learn prevention methods to help lower suicide risk
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