CDU – Self Harm

Specific admission criteria

  1. Awaiting RAID/CAMHS(≥16) assessment OR
  2. Single Overdose requiring
    • 4-24 hours observation
    • NO antidote required
    • NO Cardiac monitoring required
    • NO significant signs/symptoms

Tasks to complete during admission

  • Full Nursing observations hourly
  • RAID/CAMHS review

Discharge Criteria

  • Symptom Free
  • Not Intoxicated
  • Mental health review – Safe for discharge
  • Social circumstances – Safe for discharge
  • Actions explained to patient
  • Letter to GP

Hospital Admission Criteria

  • Deterioration (Must have review by ED team)
  • Prolonged/worsening symptoms
  • Mental health review – NOT safe for discharge
  • Social circumstances – NOT safe for discharge

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