In this short video, Dr. Ed Boudreaux, a professor with the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine, highlights the importance of developing clear protocols to guide front-line emergency room staff in suicide screening and detection.
In this short video, Dr.
- Those admitted to emergency departments may be among the most high-risk for suicide.
The Seattle Children's Hospital created a Zero Suicide Initiative Pathway for use with children and youth presenting for care to allow for standardized processes for suicide risk screening and assessment for triage to resources across the organization. Included are versions for use in the
- ToolsBest Practices in Care Transitions for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care
To help close these gaps that put individuals at increased risk for suicide after a psychiatric hospitalization, the Action Alliance (Care Transitions Advisory Group) developed
The Joint Commission released a revision of National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01 in May 2019 with seven new and revised elements of performance applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited hospitals and behavioral health care organizations effective July 1, 2019.
- ToolsSuicide Prevention Resources to support Joint Commission Accredited organizations implementation of NPSG 15.01.01, revised November 2018
The Joint Commission has released a new compendium of Suicide Prevention resources, Zero Suicide among them, to support the implementation of National Patient Safety Goals 15.01.01, revised November 2018.
Centerstone of Tennessee developed this Memorandum of Understanding with emergency departments to enhance follow-up services for clients.
SPRC designed this guide to assist Emergency Department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care and discharge of patients with suicide risk. Its main goal is to improve patient outcomes after discharge. The guide helps ED caregivers answer these questions: