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The most recent data published by the National Violent Death Reporting System identifies that in 2015, 83 suicides occurred in medical facilities. According to the CDC, the suicide rate in the US has increased more than 25% from 1999 to 2016; 54% of those who died by suicide in that period did not suffer from a mental health condition. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US taking more than 40,000 lives a year. Most inpatient suicides are the result of hanging, most commonly using a door, shower, ceiling or sink pipe, or another type of fixture as the ligature fixation point. Listen to the Garden City Hospital team to learn about their journey with identifying and monitoring patients at risk for suicide and removing the means to accomplish suicide in the physical environment.

In the latest Healthcare Risk Management Update, Mike Midgley hosts Christopher Allman and Claudia Gering as they discuss:  

  • Ligature risks in behavioral health, emergency department and inpatient settings and the expectations of healthcare organizations from a regulatory and accreditation perspective
  • Strategies for preventing self-harm in behavioral health, emergency department and inpatient settings   
  • The importance of a ligature risk assessment and the mitigation of ligature risks                                   

 

 

The webinar has been approved by ASHRM for 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Education (CE) Credit towards the requirements of the ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and CPHRM renewal. CEs are awarded after the successful completion of an online evaluation form (link provided after the webinar). Attendees must provide their name and email address for CE certificates.

To watch this webinar, click here. To download the slides from this webinar, click here.

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GVNW 2019

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Episode 20: Can You Hear Me Now? The Importance of Effective Communication in Long-term Care

Studies have shown that good communication between caregivers and residents has many benefits and contributes to individualized care. While facilities have traditionally concentrated on improving documentation, most do not have any formalized training on how to deliver empathetic, person-centric care. Direct communication between all elements of nursing, medical, administration, dietary and other staff increases confidence of family members in the facility and assigned caregivers. It also has a therapeutic benefit on families as they feel that their needs are being addressed. As Long-term Care facilities are frequently targeted in litigation, this webinar will provide insights on how to set the stage for reasonable expectations at the start of the residency and minimize your risk potential.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is a proud sponsor of the solar car racing team from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

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