Suicide Prevention: Toolkit for Implementing National Patient Safety Goal 15a
The Joint Commission
Softbound Book + bonus CD-ROM
11" x 9"
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Patient suicide is consistently the number one sentinel event reported to The Joint Commission.
Every suicide is a tragedy that begins with the immediate victim and extends to the family, friends, and caregivers. The fact that most suicides are considered preventable adds to the impact of each occurrence.
Suicide Prevention: Toolkit for Implementing National Patient Safety Goal 15A aims at equipping hospitals with the tools and guidance needed to prepare leaders, staff, and the environment of care for the accurate identification and successful management of the patient at risk for suicide. Unique features and benefits:
summary of the problem of suicide risk and prevention in the general hospital setting;
tips for conducting a nursing assessment and developing a nursing plan for the suicidal patient;
hand-off information and modified Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) technique;
tracer methodology tools for monitoring care;
guide for monitoring the suicidal patient;
guidelines and considerations for discharge planning; guidance for managing a family member at risk of suicide; and
case studies and practical strategies for coping with suicidal patients.
The accompanying CD-ROM features customizable forms and checklists for use in implementing National Patient Safety Goal 15 and video presentations explaining the goal.
The Joint Commission's mission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization, established more than 50 years ago. Joint Commission is governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers. Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality is measured in America and around the world. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
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