Year: 1990 Source: Nursing, v.20, no.5, (May 1990), p.72-76 SIEC No: 19902051

The author offers practical advice for nurses on what measures should be taken if a teenager who has attempted suicide is transferred to their unit. Topics discussed include ensuring the patient’s safety, medication precautions, explaining the rules to the patient, developing a relationship with the patient, dealing with the parents, avoiding emotional responses & how to prepare the patient for psychotherapy. (2 refs.)