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Discussion: Inpatient suicide attempt

Discussion: Inpatient suicide attempt

Discussion: Inpatient suicide attempt

A 25-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital after cutting her wrists with a steak knife in her home. The lacerations were severe and required sutures. She also sustained a mild head injury after passing out and falling due to blood loss. Because of her health care problems, she was admitted to the medical floor for observation directly from the ED. The first night of her admission, she was found in the bathroom with several additional superficial lacerations. Her injuries were treated and she was placed on one-to-one observation for the rest of the night. She was transferred to the psychiatric unit in the morning.
1. Was there any way to avoid this inpatient suicide attempt?
2. How could the environment have been changed by the individual nurse and by the health care system to increase this patient’s safety
Respond in no less than 800 words using APA format With 3 references.


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