Managing Ligature Risks in Behavioral Health

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Creating a safe environment of care in the behavioral health setting can be tricky. Join us for this presentation to learn more about what represents ligature risks, how to identify them in the patient care area, and how to implement best practices to reduce risks to the patients.


Participants will be able to:

  • describe what represents a ligature risk,
  • identify ligature risks,
  • and prevent ligature risk and self-harm to suicidal patients.


  • Speaker introduction, objectives, disclosures 10 – 10:05
  • Ligatures, regulations, and statistics 10:05 – 10:20
  • Types of Ligatures by area 10:20 – 10:35
  • Best Practices in mitigating ligature risks 10:35 – 10:55
  • Q&A 10:55 – 11:00

Continuing Education

Participants will receive 1.0 nursing contact hours by the Louisiana Hospital Association for complete attendance of the program. The Louisiana Hospital Association is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing – CE Provider #39.

CHSP/CPSO: 1.0 contact hours of continuing education credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of CHSP designation of Certified Healthcare Safety Professional & CPSO designation of Certified Patient Safety Officer.


Please contact LHA Trust Funds if you have a disability that may require special accommodations for this educational opportunity. LHA Trust Funds is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants.

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Webinar Speakers

Allison Rachal, RN-BC, CPSO

Sr. Patient Safety Consultant, LHA Trust Funds

Allison Rachal has more than 23 years of nursing and clinical risk management experience in patient care, patient safety, ris...

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