As of October 21, 2022, enhancements to the Suicide Risk Alert will be available, which will impact inpatient (including AMH), emergency department, residential treatment, detox, and long-term care departments that are live on Connect Care.
The previous Storyboard Alert (activated by a Precaution Order) will be replaced by the following:
Storyboard Alert for High Suicide Risk: Visible across users and encounters.
High Suicide Risk Best Practice Advisory (BPA): Visible only to the user who documented high suicide risk.
Moderate Suicide Risk BPA: Visible only to the user who documented moderate suicide risk.
These enhanced alerts are triggered by observations documentation in either the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) Screen (questions answered by patients), or Suicide Risk Rating questions (answered by clinicians) in the same Suicide Risk flowsheet.
Professional practice respecting when to screen for suicide risk is not impacted by the alert enhancements.
Details regarding suicide risk decision supports, and the underlying guidelines, can be found in the resources below.