Effective designs reduce risk in behavioral health units and designated ED exam rooms for suicidal patients at risk. Makovich has designed dozens of psychiatric units for numerous health systems. His methods include numerous safeguards for patients, staff, and visitors to help reduce ligature risks and injury. Allen, a safety professional, has surveyed hundreds of hospitals to help reduce risk and is experienced in suicide claims. A review of claim details and the cost to the hospital will be included.
1.) Identify environmental risks of suicide and safety in hospitals.
2.) Apply measures to mitigate patient injury and reduce stress for staff or patients and promote staff and patient wellness.
3.) Evaluate the cost of patient suicides in hospitals.
4.) Provide references to CMS and Joint Commission for compliance with standards and mitigation.