Suicide Awareness and Prevention in the Hospital Setting
Suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death in the United States. A systems-level response to suicidal risk assessment within the inpatient healthcare setting can make a major difference in clinical suicide prevention. This course is designed to prepare medical practitioners for patients at any level of suicidality – passive thoughts to severe – by providing evidence-based screening tools, treatment protocols and available resources in daily practice to assess and treat patients at risk for suicide.
Samaritan Physicians: Successful completion of this activity will qualify Samaritan physicians for annual policy discounts. Upon completion, please print your certificate and submit it to Samaritan for consideration.
Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and other interested clinical employees.
- Utilize evidence-based screening tools to identify patients at risk for suicide.
- Determine risk and protective factors, recognize “hidden” signs and symptoms and identify the relationship between substance use and suicide.
- Implement appropriate treatment protocols for patients identified with suicidal thoughts, plans or ideations.
- Coordinate with key staff involved in patient safety for the care of patients at risk for suicide.
- Easily locate tools and resources to better support patients at risk for suicide.
Yankel Girshman, D.O., FAPA
Medical Director, Psychiatry
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Rachel Rohaidy, M.D.
Medical Director of
The Recovery Village at Baptist Health
Amy Exum, LMHC, CMC-1
Community Health & Wellness
Yankel Girshman, D.O., FAPA, Rachel Rohaidy, M.D., and Amy Exum, LMHC, CMC-1, faculty for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and have indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*
*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
- 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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