Emergency Medical Evaluation of Dangerousness
eMed International Inc®
Suicidal and Homicidal Assessments
Purpose: Intake universal assessment for suicide, homicide, or suicide/homicide chief complaints. Assess risk of near-future violence (both homicidal and suicidal) among children and adolescents.
Age: 8 to 24 years
Admin: Completed by examiner
Time: Paper-and-pencil: 10-20 minutes
Electronic: 2-5 minutes
Qualification Level: B or S and/or workshop training certification
Evaluate a child’s or an adolescent’s actual, attempted, or threatened act to harm him- or herself or others with this 27-item structured assessment. Based on information obtained through various sources, including patient interview, chart review, and family interview, the ACUTE© provides an overall threat classification (extreme, high risk, moderate, or low clinical risk factors) as well as cluster scores, including Precipitating Factors, Early Precipitating Factors, Late Precipitating Factors, Predisposing Factors, Impulsivity, and the ACUTE© Total score.