Sentinel Event Alert 46: A follow-up report on preventing suicide

Focus on medical/surgical units and the emergency department


This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired as of February 2016. This topic is addressed in National Patient Safety Goal 15.01.01. Also see the Suicide Prevention on The Joint Commission website.

Note: Retired Alerts are not available for any purpose, including for educational, research or legal purposes. Questions should be directed to The Joint Commission’s Legal Department at 630-792-5671.