Module 05 Content
Purpose of Assignment:
To demonstrate an 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 on 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.
Expectations of nursing interactions when dealing with a 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