An appointment with a Mental Health Clinical Provider within three days week of discharge date.
Any appropriate additional appointments for follow-up individual/group therapy, maintenance ECT, etc.
Psychopharmacological agents with relatively safe overdose profiles are considered, including a reduction in the amount of pills available to the patient, not to exceed 30 days of dosage.
Documentation in all ensuing progress notes of the presence of suicidal ideation, intent and/or plan.
A. All unit personnel must be able to recognize him or her and report any suicidal self-harm behaviors or threats to the Nurse Manager and physician.
B. Patient will be placed on one to one observation pending a mental health provider’s determination that suicidal precautions are necessary or until such time as these orders are rescinded
C. Patient is restricted to clinical area
D. Staff will escort patient to restroom, medical procedures or evaluations remaining in one to one observation at all times.
E. All of the above are correct interventions
F. All except D are correct interventions.
An assigned staff member will provide a direct and visual observation of the patient’s behavior at all times
Educate the patient regarding unit restriction
Remove undergarments including t-shirt and change into hospital pajamas. If patient request undergarments, only mesh underwear will be issued. (Patient can wear own undergarments if they have extra with them).
Complete a thorough search of the patient, his/her belongings and the environment (assigned room
Personal items must be secured outside the patient’s assigned room.
Distribute paper bags to eliminate plastic storage bags or trash bags from the environment
Observe patient closely when using writing tools (pen, pencil, marker etc.), staple, razor, curling iron, paperclip, plastic container, nail clipper or products that contain alcohol such as mouthwash, perfume, body wash and/or hair spray. Secure these items after single use.
All of the above are correct
None of the above are correct
Report to Patient Safety Hotline
Peripheral pulses in all extermities
PTT & PT
Sodium and Potassium
CT or MRI of brain if abnormality is suspected
Excessive personal disclosure by the nurse
Demeaning harassing of the patient
The nurse fails to reconginize feelings of sexual attraction to the patient
Inappropriate amounts of time with the patient
Give pain medication as ordered
Enter order for contrast head CT scan in CPRS
Start oxygen via nasal cannula to keep SpO2>95%