VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines
Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide (2013)
FDA Warning/Regulatory Alert
This guideline references a drug(s) for which important revised regulatory and/or warning information has been released since completion of the CPG.
The 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.
The guideline is formatted as three clinical algorithms and modules, with annotations:
Algorithm A - Assessment and Management of Risk for Suicide in Primary Care Algorithm B - Evaluation and Management of Risk for Suicide by Behavioral Health Providers Algorithm C - Management of Patient at High Acute Risk for Suicide
- Patient Safety Plan Worksheet (2014)
Providers and Patients complete Safety Plan together