Year: 1985 Source: Belle Mead, N.J.: Carrier Foundation, 1985. 1 sound cassette (60 min.) SIEC No: 19860217

A psychiatric nurse outlines procedures in the assessment of a suicidal patient admitted to a psychiatric ward. These include establishing baseline bahaviour, completing a mental status examination, providing a controlled environment, determining suicidal ideation & the existence of a suicide plan, a physical assessment, & obtaining a social & medical history. Problem areas in the management of suicidal patients are examined & methods of intervention are suggested. (NBB)