CMS Developing More Uniform Ligature Risk Guidance

(Relias Media 10/1/2018)

Patient suicide ranks among the top three sentinel events, reports The Joint Commission (TJC), prompting regulators to focus heavily on ligature risks.  Because of that, hospitals may soon have a more uniform set of guidance on protecting patients from ligature risk according to a memo issued by CMS to state survey agency directors, reports Relias Media.  

In this article, Sue Andersen, Medxcel's National Director of Emergency Management, Environment of Care and Safety shares her insights on this topic with Relias Media. 

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