Patients at risk of suicide: What emergency departments need to know

Date: 2017
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Video/Audio Recording
Author:  Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and Aptus Health, Inc.
Publisher:  Aptus Health, Inc.

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In this 10-minute interactive video, SPRC Assistant Director of Health and Behavioral Health Care Initiatives Lisa Capoccia describes the unique role emergency department professionals can play in preventing suicide by providing brief interventions prior to discharge. She outlines each brief intervention and shares tools that support their implementation.

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Settings:  Emergency Departments
About Suicide:  Behavioral Health Disorders, Substance Abuse, Risk and Protective Factors, Warning Signs
Planning and Implementing:  Education and Training
Strategies:  Screening and Assessment, Effective Care/Treatment, Treatment, Safety Planning, Care Transitions/Linkages, Reduce Access to Means