Just wondering if I am being picky or not. Do your triage nurses do the petitions on the suicidal ideations that come in, or does the assigned nurse do it. Had the nurse bring me the petition out to triage this morning and tell me that I had to do it because I am the one she said she was suicidal to. I always thought it was the job of the assigned nurse to go in and assess the pt, find out reason for being there and then do the petition. I myself have never taken the petition out to the triage nurse and told her to do it. I have always done it myself after assessing the pt. Thanks for being there.