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June 16, 2015
SPRC releases Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center released Caring for Adult Patients with Suicide Risk: A Consensus Guide for Emergency Departments, a new resource which provides research- and consensus-based practices in decision support, initial interventions, and discharge planning. The ED Guide addresses specific objectives articulated by the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, namely, to promote a continuum of care, safety, and well-being for ED patients treated for suicide risk; to collaborate with other health care providers to provide rapid and appropriate follow-up treatment; and to develop standardized protocols that direct clinical responses based on individual patient risk profiles.
 

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