Guidelines for integrated suicide-related crisis and follow-up care in emergency departments and other acute settings

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  Hill NTM, Halliday L, Reavley NJ
Publisher:  Black Dog Institute

Patients and ED staff are often dissatisfied with ED care expressing a lack of ongoing support, rapid discharge and patients often left to manage their own care. These guidelines address how to follow up with patients reporting to EDs after a suicide attempt to ensure safe and secure continuity of care to prevent future attempts.
 

Populations:  Attempt Survivors and People with Lived Experience
Settings:  Health Care, Emergency Departments
About Suicide:  Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Attempts
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Care Transitions/Linkages