Hospital and Telephone Triage

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Debrief - Mental health - Depression

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Patients who have, potentially have depression, need treating with respect and dignity. And like patients with who we triage who have medical illnesses, the difficult questions need to be asked. Are they suicidal? Do they feel like killing themselves? And if so, we need to take the appropriate action to protect them, and we need to record their appearance. What they look like, what clothes they are wearing, make sure they are accompanied and they don't abscond. Regarding this case with this post-natal patient, she had a baby four weeks ago, and it is important to establish where the baby is and is the baby safe. This was not asked in the triage, but it really should have been. This can raise issues of safeguarding and needs to be addressed.