Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments
SPRC designed this guide to assist Emergency Department (ED) health care professionals with decisions about the care and discharge of patients with suicide risk. Its main goal is to improve patient outcomes after discharge. The guide helps ED caregivers answer these questions:
- How can I effectively intervene while this patient is in the ED?
- Can this patient be discharged or is further evaluation needed?
- What will make this patient safer after leaving the ED?