Clinical Solutions

Suicide: The Missed Diagnosis


Do you follow recommended practices for evidence-based suicide care? According to a recent article published by The Pew Charitable Trust, suicide was the 11th cause of death in the United States in 2022; and in half of those cases the individual had interactions with a healthcare facility within 4 weeks of committing suicide. Research also indicates that only 8% of healthcare facilities have the proper interventions in place. It is critical that patients have proper access to care and knowledgeable staff available to provide support.

Healthcare providers in all settings need to know who the vulnerable population is and be aware of the warning signs often missed. Organizations must be able to screen, assess, and implement key prevention strategy.  Ovation Healthcare’s Richard Salomone, a former surveyor for The Joint Commission, will lead a discussion on how you and your organization can improve screening practices, assessments, and compliance with regulatory standards to prevent suicide. This is a national problem that occurs from the smallest towns to the largest cities, impacting every community. It is vital that your facility does not wait to implement policies and protocols that can prevent suicide deaths.

If you or someone you know needs help with difficult thoughts, call or text the suicide and crisis lifeline at 988.


Contact Hour


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 


Who Should Attend:

  • Emergency Department Leaders
  • Obstetric Nurses
  • Pediatric Nurses
  • Physician Office Managers
  • Urgent Care
  • Nurses
  • Providers
  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
  • Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Learning Outcome:

  • 90% of participants will identify at least one strategy that they will use to improve their suicide screening and assessment process based on information learned during this webinar.


Ovation Healthcare
Senior Consultant, Regulatory Affairs and Behavioral Health Services


Ovation Healthcare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Participants who attend 98% of the program and respond to all of the interactive questions that relate to the content during the program will earn one (1) contact hour (note: contact hours will not be provided to those who listen to the recording).

The speaker and none of the planners for this activity have relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Please register in your individual learning platform account to be able to receive/access your contact hour certificate.

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