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Assessing the Risk: Suicidal Behavior in the Hospital Environment of Care / Edition 1

Assessing the Risk: Suicidal Behavior in the Hospital Environment of Care / Edition 1

by Sharon Chaput


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601468949
Publisher: HCPro, Inc
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sharon Chaput, RN, CSHA, is the Director of Standards and Quality Management at the Brattleboro Retreat. Ms. Chaput has 24 years of experience as an RN with 20 years working in behavioral health in various positions, including charge nurse, nurse manager, and program director.Ms. Chaput is considered to be a national field expert in healthcare accreditation. She assisted in developing the national Certification for Accreditation Health Professionals (CSHA) examination. She has also spoken at national accreditation professionals conferences on suicide risk assessment and has provided consultative services for hospitals on Joint Commission survey readiness.

Kirk Woodring, LICSW, CGP, is a licensed independent clinical social worker and the Director of Access, Evaluation and Ambulatory Services at the Brattleboro Retreat. Mr. Woodring has presented nationally on the assessment of suicide risk and has worked and consulted with emergency department doctors, nurses, and social workers in hospitals throughout New England on developing skills for rapidly assessing risk. Formerly the director of a Massachusetts emergency services team, Mr. Woodring also serves as an adjunct Associate Professor at the Smith College School for Social Work.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

  • Overview and rationale for NPSG 15.01.01

    • Elements of Performance

    • Sentinel Event statistics

    • What other hospital settings besides psychiatric or behavioral health should do to comply with this goal

  • Suicide risk factors

    • Various risk factors

    • Protective factors

  • Parasuicidal behavior

    • Self mutilation: Cutting in teens and adults

    • Assessment and risk factors

    • Treatment

    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Components of a suicide risk assessment

  • Documentation of suicide risk assessments

    • What and when to document

    • Suicide risk scales and sample tools/forms for emergency departments and other settings

  • Environment of Care (EC): What to assess for compliance

    • Annual EC risk assessments

    • Determine EC needs based on settings

    • Recent CMS and Joint Commission surveys

  • Case studies

    • Emergency department

    • Outpatient therapy

    • Labor/delivery unit: Postpartum depression

    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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