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1

What does R stand for in R.U.S.A.F.E?

(R.U.S. - Do Not Treat)
(A.F.E. - Start With Client)

Rule out medical conditions (ex physical complaints)

Choose: DO refer to physician, medical clinic, doctor, medical evaluation

2

What does U stand for in R.U.S.A.F.E?

(R.U.S. - Do Not Treat)
(A.F.E. - Start With Client)

Under the Influence/Delusional/Hallucinating

Choose: Refer to psychiatrist

3

What does S stand for in R.U.S.A.F.E?

(R.U.S. - Do Not Treat)
(A.F.E. - Start With Client)

Safety Issues - Ex: real intent, bruises, suicidal plan

Choose: Duty to warn, report abuse (child/elder), 911 mobile crisis, emergency room

4

What does A stand for in R.U.S.A.F.E?

(R.U.S. - Do Not Treat)
(A.F.E. - Start With Client)

Assess before action

Choose: Assess, Ask

OR

D.I.C.E. - Determine/Identify/Clarify/Explore

5

What does the F stand for in R.U.S.A.F.E?

(R.U.S. - Do Not Treat)
(A.F.E. - Start With Client)

Feelings/Concerns

Choose: Acknowledge client's feelings
Choose: A.I.D. - Assist, Inform, Discuss Concerns

6

What does the E stand for in R.U.S.A.F.E?

(R.U.S. - Do Not Treat)
(A.F.E. - Start With Client)

Empower if client is mentally stable/alert

Choose: Respect client's decisions, encourage the community to help themselves