Year: 2014 Source: Psychosomatics.(2013).54(3):239Ð247.DOI: 10.1016/j.psym.2013.01.002 SIEC No: 20140350

his paper describes the “Ask Suicide-Screening Questions to Everyone in Medical Settings (asQ’em)” Quality Improvement Project. We aimed to pilot a suicide screening tool and determine feasibility of screening in terms of prevalence, impact on unit workflow, impact on mental health resources, and patient/nurse acceptance. Nurses can feasibly screen hospitalized medical/surgical patients for suicide risk with a two-item screening instrument. Patients, nurses, and social workers rated their experience of screening as positive and supported the idea of universal suicide screening in the hospital.

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