Ligature Risks: Preventing Suicide and Ensuring Compliance with CMS and TJC Requirements - Feb. 20

Time: 9:00 AM




IHA Members: $195 per webinar connection
Non-IHA Members: $250 per webinar connection
*Please note: The registration fee is for one phone line and one internet connection only. Any additional line/connection using your registration information will incur an additional registration charge.

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In 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC) announced an unprecedented focus on eliminating ligature, suicide and self-harm in America’s hospitals. Since then, both CMS and TJC have worked to strengthen their respective requirements to protect patients at risk of harming themselves or others. Although some of these requirements have changed, any hospital receiving Medicare payments must remain compliant with current requirements.

Gain clarification from accreditation expert Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD in this two-hour webinar. Review current and proposed requirements for both CMS and TJC and explore practical compliance strategies. Participants will receive several compliance resources and a “Frequently Asked Questions” document on ligature risk.

For more information, including a detailed content outline, please visit the registration page.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify CMS’ two tag numbers that set forth requirements to prevent ligature risks for patients with suicidal ideations;
  • Discuss TJC’s requirements for hospitals to prevent patients from self-harm including hanging or strangulation; and
  • Outline CMS’ recommendation for education during orientation, when policies change and every two years.

Who Should Attend

This workshop will benefit clinicians, managers, directors and executives in:

  • Administration
  • Behavioral health
  • Compliance
  • Counsel
  • Emergency department
  • Facility management
  • Medicine/Nursing
  • Patient safety/Quality improvement
  • Risk management
  • Security
  • Other clinical care areas

Nursing Continuing Education
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is authorized by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (license number 236.000109) to award up to 2.0 hours of nurse continuing education credit for this program.


Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, has been a nurse attorney and consultant for more than 30 years. She is president of Patient Safety and Healthcare Education and Consulting and was previously the chief learning officer at the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation and a director of patient safety and risk management for The Doctors Company. Calloway is an author of 102 books and thousands of articles, is a frequent speaker and is well-known across the county in the areas of healthcare law, CMS, risk management and patient safety. She has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.