The state psychiatric hospital treating many suicidal and self-injurious patients was filled with outmoded fixtures, beds, hardware, appliances, and gaps, cracks, and crevices that significantly heightened the risk of suicide, a recent inspection found. The dangerous conditions existed throughout...

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  • State Psychiatric Hospital Was Rife With Suicide Risks, Inspection Found
    The state psychiatric hospital treating many suicidal and self-injurious patients was filled with outmoded fixtures, beds, hardware, appliances, and gaps, cracks, and crevices that significantly heigh...
    12/7/2017 - 12:49 am | View Link
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  • Suicide Prevention in the Non-Psychiatric Hospital Setting ...
    by suicide on general hospital units typically do not have a known history of psychiatric illness, a history of previous suicide attempt, or suicidal behavior (The Joint Commission [TJC], 2010; Tishler & Reiss, 2009).
    09/16/2018 - 4:08 pm | View Website
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Protocols Mental ...
    2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Protocols: Mental Health In-Patient UnitNSW Health Assessment of suicide risk Principles of suicide risk assessment in an in-patient unit Suicide risk assessment must be conducted on admission. Re-assessment of suicide risk is regularly conducted throughout the admission.
    09/15/2018 - 6:39 pm | View Website
  • Psychiatric Inpatient Suicide: A Literature Review ...
    • Risk factors associated with inpatient suicide are identified; however, current ability to predict who will commit suicide while in the hospital is poor. • Precautions can be taken to reduce the risk of inpatient suicide.
    09/15/2018 - 1:31 pm | View Website
  • Measured Response to Identified Suicide Risk and Violence ...
    an inpatient psychiatric hospital facility. Chal-lenges are literally around every corner, hidden ... Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, 1670 Upham Drive, Suite 120, Neurosciences Facility, Columbus, ... Measured Response to Identified Suicide Risk and Violence.
    09/9/2018 - 11:33 pm | View Website
  • Suicide Risk Rife in Sexual Minority Teens
    John Ayers, PhD, from the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, California, and colleagues estimated suicide risk behaviors in sexual minority adolescents using nationally ...
    12/19/2017 - 6:56 pm | View Website
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