Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department Patients

September 23, 2016

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

SPRC has launched a new online course, Preventing Suicide in Emergency Department Patients. This self-paced course teaches health care professionals who work in an emergency department (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. The course was created with funding from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.