This guide from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence aims to improve patient care by giving practical advice on how to encourage healthcare professionals and managers to change their practice in line with the latest guidance.
A multi-source collection of readings, tools, videos, and webinars to help you understand and implement Zero Suicide.
Chassin , M. R., & Loeb, J. M. (2013). High‐reliability health care: Getting there from here. Milbank Quarterly, 91(3), 459–490.
NPSG.15.01.01 calls for the identification of individuals at risk for suicide. There are three elements of performance for this goal; they can be found on page four of this PDF. Frequently asked questions about NPSG.15.01.01 can be found at http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/jcfaqdetails.aspx?S....
This Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert discusses risk and contributing factors for suicide in the health care environment, as well as risk reduction strategies for medical/surgical and emergency department settings.
This Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert discusses root causes of inpatient suicide deaths and recommended risk reduction strategies.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare works with hospitals and health care systems that are committed to being high-reliability organizations and reaching zero on many key health outcomes, including hand washing, surgical site infection, and wrong-side surgery.
The Way Forward report, authored by the Suicide Attempt Survivors Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, provides recommendations based on evidence-based practices which incorporate personal lived experience of recovery and resilience.
May, E. L. (2013). The Power of zero: Steps toward high reliability healthcare. Healthcare Executive, 28(2), 16.
The Suicide Care in Systems Framework report, authored by the Clinical Care and Intervention Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, laid the groundwork for Zero Suicide. It outlines three critical factors common to initiatives that have reduced suicide attempts, deaths, and the costs associated with unnecessary hospital and emergency department care.
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