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The Joint Commission releases sentinel events for 2018

On March 13, 2019, The Joint Commission released Sentinel Event statistics for 2018.  There were 801 sentinel events in 2018, with 87% being voluntarily self-reported.  According to the Joint Commission, it is estimated that less than 2 percent of all sentinel events are reported.  The Joint Commission defines a sentinel event as: Any unexpected occurrence … Continue reading

The Joint Commission issues guidance for providers on how to manage patients at risk for suicide

On February 24, 2016, The Joint Commission (TJC) issued a Sentinel Event Alert with guidance for detecting and treating suicide ideation applicable to all health care settings. Because providers often fail to detect suicidal thoughts in their patients at the point of care, with some of these patients eventually succumbing to their suicidal ideations, TJC … Continue reading