Purpose of Assignment:
To demonstrate understanding of creating a therapeutic and safe environment for a suicidal client.
You are working on a newly opened observation unit in the hospital. Recently there has been an overflow of suicidal clients awaiting placement at the psychiatric facility. The staff recognizes there is not a fully developed policy on how to safely care for a suicidal client. Working together with case management and other staff nurses, you have been asked to create policy recommendations. Your recommendations should include:
- How to create a safe environment
- Expectations of client monitoring
- Nursing Considerations