New safety considerations for using validated suicide risk screening tools related to implementation and training were released by The Joint Commission on March 27.
When working with patients at risk of suicide, screening tools can help determine appropriate treatment options and whether further assessment is needed. However, it is imperative these tools are used appropriately as minute changes or errors can hinder accuracy.
Recommended safety actions:
“The ultimate goal is to protect individuals from harm and make certain they receive the appropriate treatment,” The Joint Commission indicates.Read More >>