Preventing suicide in emergency department patients

Date: 2016
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Training
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Publisher:  Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This online course teaches healthcare professionals who work in an ED how to conduct screening, assessment, and brief interventions, such as safety planning and lethal means counseling. It also addresses patient-centered care for patients with suicide risk, patient safety during the ED visit, and incorporating suicide prevention into discharge planning.

Populations:  Adults, Youth
Settings:  Emergency Departments
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training
Strategies:  Screening and Assessment, Safety Planning, Health Systems Change, Care Transitions/Linkages