Ligatures and/or Suicide Risk Reduction - Inpatient Psychiatric Units - Door Alarms

Are over-the-door alarms required to be used on patient bedroom doors from the corridor?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only.

The Joint Commission neither discourages nor promotes the use of these devices.

This FAQ was also published in the Perspectives® Newsletter, July 2018, Volume 38, Issue 7 - The Official Newsletter of The Joint Commission.

Last updated on March 19, 2020
Manual: Hospital and Hospital Clinics
Chapter: National Patient Safety Goals NPSG

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