Ligature Hazards

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Suicide Risk Infographic

Last month we discussed the latest requirements for hospitals providing care to patients at risk for suicide. In fact, these requirements were extremely detailed making them difficult to remember and analyze. Flow charts are sometimes a helpful alternative. So we developed a suicide risk infographic to aid understanding.

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Ligature Hazards Once Again

Everyone is still waiting for the TJC and CMS ligature risk recommendations. The topic remains in-flux. But, in the TJC September Executive Briefings, they did share additional details on ligature hazards. We hope the guidance gets committed to writing soon. But until then, here are our conclusions based on their verbal presentations.

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