Resources for Emergency Department Settings
Those admitted to emergency departments may be among the most high-risk for suicide. A multi-site study found that a bundle of prevention strategies such as suicide risk screening, discharge resources, and brief interventions resulted in a five percent decrease in the proportion of patients who attempted suicide in the 52 weeks after their visit and a 30 percent drop in the total number of suicide attempts in that period.1
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- 1.Miller, I. W., Camargo, C. A., Arias, S. A., Sullivan, A. F., Allen, M. H., Goldstein, A. B., . . . Boudreaux, E. D. (2017). Suicide prevention in an emergency department population: The ED Safe study. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(6), 563–570.
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A Follow-Up Report on Preventing Suicide: Focus on Medical/Surgical Units and the Emergency DepartmentThis Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert discusses risk and contributing factors for suicide in the health care environment, as well as risk reduction strategies for medical/surgical and emergency…
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An Emergency Department-based Brief Intervention for Veterans at Risk for Suicide (SAFE VET)
Knox, K., Stanley, B., Currier, G., Brenner L, Ghahramanlou-Holloway M., & Brown G. (2012). An emergency department-based brief intervention for veterans at risk for suicide (SAFE VET). American Journal of Public Health, 102(Suppl. 1), S33–37.