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Suicidal and Homicidal Assessments
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Purpose:Identify near-future suicidality and/or homicidally. Specific SSRI, AA, and DSH differentiation.
Age: 25 to 65 years
Admin: Completed by examiner
Time: 2-5 minutes
Qualification Level: B, C or S and/orworkshop training certification
The innovative evidence-based VISTA© emergency algorithm demonstrates practical screening value of overt deliberate self-harm (DSH) suicidality and nonideation suicidality (NIS) risk in high incidence adjustment disorder (AD) and commonly prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) groups. The VISTA© is a two-stage triage measure for evaluating short-term risk factors and near-future (minutes to hours) violence. Utilizing dichotomous as well as likelihood ratio scoring, a range of outcome scores are generated prompting further clinical evaluation.
Emergency Medical Evaluation of Dangerousness