Written/Researched By: Braedon Paul
Peer Review By: Caleb Dusdal
STEP 1. [Objectives 1a/b/c, 8a] Provide reassurance and develop rapport through validation of the problem and use of active listening skills.
STEP 2. [Objective 3a] Evaluate the severity of the crisis and assess the patient’s mental, psychiatric, suicidal or homicidal, and medical statuses.
STEP 3. [Objective 3a/b/c, 6] Ensure the safety of the patient and others through voluntary hospitalization, involuntary commitment, securing close monitoring by family and friends, or helping to remove the patient from a dangerous situation.
STEP 4. [Objective 2a/b/ , 4, 5] Stabilize the patient’s emotional status, explore options for dealing with the crisis, develop a specific action plan, and obtain commitment from the patient to follow through.
STEP 5. [Objectives 2c/d] Follow up with the patient to provide ongoing support and to reinforce appropriate action.