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Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide (2024)

Image of the cover of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for SuicideThe guideline describes the critical decision points in the management of Suicidal Risk Behavior (SRB) for suicidal self-directed violent behavior and provides clear and comprehensive evidence-based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with SRB.

Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.

VA/DoD CPG for Suicide Prevention Implementation Guide Website

About the CPG

The guideline is formatted as three clinical modules, with annotations:

  • Module A - Identification of Patients at Acute Risk for Suicide
  • Module B - Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment by Provider
  • Module C - Management of Patient at Acute Risk for Suicide

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