Year: 2006 Source: The Internet Journal of Rescue and Disaster Medicine, v.5, no.2, (2006), 16p. SIEC No: 20061005

This article provides guidelines for emergency responders managing patients who may have attempted suicide. Information is outlined in the following sections: before arriving on the scene, at the scene, communicating with the patient, & potential problems, including individuals who deny suicidal thoughts or acts. A toolkit developed for emergency professionals is described. (16 refs.)