Early Interventions: Suicide Assessment Education in the Post-Operative Environment

Suicide has reached epidemic proportions, ranking among the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. The Joint Commission has called on hospitals to conduct risk assessments for patients deemed at risk of suicide. Perianesthesia nurses practice on the front lines with a great number of opportunities to identify and intervene in suicidal patients using a standard Suicide Risk Assessment Tool. A recent event in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) identified a knowledge deficit in nursing interventions and care for a patient who expressed suicidal ideation in the PACU phase of care.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: ASPAN National Conference Abstract Source Type: research

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