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  1. lift the victim upapproach the prisoner face to face

          

  2. warning signs and symptomsdepression, physical and behavioral signs and changes

          

  3. summon assistancealert the control center by body alarm or radio. identify location and request back up support

          

  4. 6. document the incidentuse the 5 W's and H method, report orally and in writing
    use concrete language and provide key facts

          

  5. Myth or fact:
    Suicidal people are intent on dying
    myth. Most suicidal people have mixed emotions about killing themselves. It is a myth that you cannot stop someone from killing themselves. most times they believe they have no other option

          

  6. suicide preventionexcept for death by natural causes the primary cause of death of offenders in correctional facilities

          

  7. Myth or fact:
    People who make suicidal statements or threaten suicide do not commit suicide
    myth. most people who commit suicide have made either a direct or indirect statement indicating intentions.

          

  8. profilesuseful for identifying potentially high-risk groups that may need further screening

          

  9. responding to a hanging victimsometimes despite your best efforts a suicide can occur.

          

  10. feelings of shameDD form 509 Suicide watch companion

          

  11. with exception to a riot suicide isthe most serious event that can occur in a corrections facility

          

  12. perform CPR and first aidpersonal and situational

          

  13. staff personnel willapproach the prisoner face to face

          

  14. a suicide attempt is often seen as acritical for corrections specialists

          

  15. 3. get the prisoner talkingdo not lie, use posture and positioning and body language, respect space and stay 2 to 3 feet away,
    use interpersonal communication skills

          

  16. Suicide isuseful for identifying potentially high-risk groups that may need further screening

          

  17. following characteristics of average suicide victimcaucasian, hanging is preferred method, committed at midnight and during march, October, and November.
    history of mental health problems.
    sentence less than 10 years or more than 20 years are more likely to commit suicide.
    pretrial prisoners 20-25 years of age
    during a period of detox
    done when a prisoner has conflict with another prisoner.

          

  18. isolationuseful for identifying potentially high-risk groups that may need further screening

          

  19. maintain chronological record of the prisoners behaviorand activities

          

  20. how many procedures in the suicide crisis intervention modelsometimes despite your best efforts a suicide can occur.

          

  21. what can be devastating to staff memberswhen a prisoner kills himself or herself

          

  22. prevention methodsinitial, criminal, holidays, bad news, during hours of darkness, times of decreased staff supervision, and impending release

          

  23. prisoner due to their situation can becomevery depressed and consider suicide

          

  24. 1. call for assistancealert other at the control center,
    identify the location and the situation,
    notify or have others notify your supervisor.

          

  25. document the incidentdo everything possible to save the prisoners life.

          

  26. 4. transfer control to appropriate personnelwhen prisoners experience feelings of hopelessness and helplessness

          

  27. annotate on theDD form 509 Suicide watch companion

          

  28. misconception of prison liferemove other prisoners from the area
    limit the prisoners movement to a manageable area
    control access to the area
    remove sources of danger

          

  29. prevent further injuryassume their is neck fracture or a spinal cord injury

          

  30. enter the cellbrain damage can occur in 4 minutes and death within 5 to 6 minutes from hanging

          

  31. 2. contain the situationremove other prisoners from the area
    limit the prisoners movement to a manageable area
    control access to the area
    remove sources of danger

          

  32. authoritarian environmentdo everything possible to save the prisoners life.

          

  33. myth or fact:
    People who attempt suicide have gotten it out of their system and will not attempt it again
    myth. 4 out of 5 people who kill themselves have made at least one attempt prior.

          

  34. insensitivity of workersDD form 509 Suicide watch companion

          

  35. responding to suicide attemptsmost frequent method used in prison suicide attempts.

          

  36. correctional facilities have alegal and moral responsibility to do all they can to prevent suicide.

          

  37. dehumanizing aspects of incarcerationfactors due to lack of privacy, and inability to make personal choices

          

  38. the environment itself can influenceuse the 5 W's and H method, report orally and in writing
    use concrete language and provide key facts

          

  39. 5. use physical force only as a last resortalert other at the control center,
    identify the location and the situation,
    notify or have others notify your supervisor.

          

  40. no apparent control over the futurewhen prisoners experience feelings of hopelessness and helplessness

          

  41. high risk periodserr on caution, take all threats seriously, determine the intensity of prisoners stress, depression and impulsiveness, investigate potential, means, trust your judgement, abide by mental health staff recommendations.

          

  42. suicidal people are mentally illmyth not mentally ill, just depressed and un happy.

          

  43. prevent excessive movementerr on caution, take all threats seriously, determine the intensity of prisoners stress, depression and impulsiveness, investigate potential, means, trust your judgement, abide by mental health staff recommendations.

          

  44. asking an probing prisoners about suicidal thoughts or actions will cause them to kill themselves.very depressed and consider suicide

          

  45. predisposing factorserr on caution, take all threats seriously, determine the intensity of prisoners stress, depression and impulsiveness, investigate potential, means, trust your judgement, abide by mental health staff recommendations.

          

  46. support the bodyapproach the prisoner face to face