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Joint Commission Alert: Suicides a risk in the ER, hospital

A new Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert urges greater attention to the risk of suicide for non-psychiatric patients in emergency departments and medical/surgical inpatient units and recommends education for caregivers about warning signs that may indicate when these patients are contemplating harming themselves. The Alert cautions that many patients who kill themselves in general hospital units do not have a psychiatric history or a history of suicidal attempts

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