Year: 1979 Source: Canadian Nurse, v.75, no.5, (May 1979), p.30-35 SIEC No: 19842239

The individual who takes an overdose of drugs needs expert physicial & psychological care in the emergency department. Author looks at treatment measures, psychologcial assessment & steps that the emergency nurse can take to ensure that the suicidal patient receives the best care possible. 27 Ref.