Provision of Care in a Safe Environment Update
According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as Det Norske Veritas and The Joint Commission, one of the most-cited deficiencies at the immediate jeopardy level is the right of patients to receive care in a safe setting. Ligature risks compromise a patient’s right to receive care in a safe setting, and it’s the hospital’s responsibility to provide care and safety to psychiatric patients at risk of harm to themselves or others.
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- Describe the CMS requirements for providing care in a safe environment for patients, specifically patients who are suicidal or in need of behavioral health services.
- Discuss CMS and the adoption of The Joint Commission suicide prevention panel recommendations.
- Identify examples of immediate jeopardy and conditions-of-participation deficiencies concerning patient safety.
- Identify what is required for a physical environmental risk assessment.