The Effectiveness of Implementing Tailor Suicide Screening Tools for All Young Adolescents Admitted into the Emergency Department

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A growing number of young adolescents who are admitted into the emergency department show a high risk for suicide, even those who are admitted for non- psychological medical problems 5. Studies show that current suicide screenings that are commonly used, including the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale Screener (C-SSRS), are not accurate predictors of suicide attempts after discharge from emergency departments 7. One study showed that most patients who were released from the ED and died from suicide screened negative for suicidal ideation and did not receive psychiatric services in the ED.7 The Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth (CASSY) has a high sensitivity and specificity for detecting future suicide attempts and might allow nurses in the ED to more accurately identify adolescents at risk of future suicide attempts

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Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale Screener (C-SSRS), Suicide, Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth (CASSY), Adolescents
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