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Ligature Risk and TJC Requirements Webinar
Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Category: Education

There is a lot of survey activity around prevention of suicidal patients from harm or strangulation. The Joint Commission announced that this is one of the four top areas of focus. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has promulgated requirements for hospitals to prevent ligature risk and self harm from patients that are suicidal. Any hospital that received Medicare, which are most hospitals in America, must implement these changes for all patients. CMS tag numbers 144 in patient rights and tag 701 in facility services discusses what units need to be ligature resistant. It covers what patient assessments must be done and what should be in the environmental assessments. It discusses education and policy and procedure requirements.

Joint Commission has 16 requirements to ensure compliance with their standards. These will be discussed and include psych hospital, behavior health units, general acute care inpatient units, outpatient units and emergency departments. Resources will be provided. Tools to assess patients to determine if they have suicidal ideations will be included.

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Contact: Tammy Wells