Suicide precaution policy

To demonstrate understanding of creating a therapeutic and safe environment for a suicidal client.


This assignment will use a word document to create a policy outline. Clearly identify sections of the policy based upon the listed expectations.


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

· Considerations or actions needed when a client is admitted or discharged

· Considerations or actions during the client’s admission (length of stay)

· Identify allowable and restricted personal items for the client

· Expectations of client monitoring

· Describe the requirements of how the client is to be monitored, how often, and by whom.

· Nursing Considerations

· Expectations of nursing interactions when dealing with suicidal client

· Required documentation expectations

· Describe the roles of CNA, LPN, RN


· Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)

· Logical, original and insightful

· Professional organization, style, and mechanics in APA format

· Submit document through Grammarly to correct errors before submission.