(Becker's Hospital Review 3/16/2018)
Patient suicide ranks among the top three sentinel events, reports The Joint Commission (TJC), prompting regulators to focus heavily on ligature risks this year. If many suicide attempts are impulsive, TJC reasons, then reducing environmental risks and opportunities for self-harm is vital for curbing the suicide trend in healthcare settings. Larry Lacombe, Vice President of Program Development and Facilities Compliance for Medxcel shares his insights and why we are calling ligature this year's regulatory heavy hitter.
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