Suicide: Risk Factors and How to Identify Them

This course will aim to assist clinicians in identifying risk factors and warning signs for suicide attempts.

 

Target Audience

Family physicians, general internists, hospitalists and physician assistants.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify risk factors for attempted or completed suicide.
  • Identify warning signs for suicide attempts.
  • Examine the relationship between suicide risk and different life stages.
  • Conduct a comprehensive suicide risk assessment using interview techniques and assessment measures.
  • Assist patients in developing a safety plan.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Bachmann, S. (2018). Epidemiology of suicide and the psychiatric perspective. International journal of environmental research and public health, 15(7), 1425.
  • Joiner, T. E. (2010). Myths about suicide. Harvard University Press.
  • Kroenke, K., Spitzer, R. L., & Williams, J. B. (2001). The PHQ‐9: validity of a brief depression severity measure. Journal of general internal medicine, 16(9), 606-613.
  • Posner, K., Brown, G. K., Stanley, B., Brent, D. A., Yershova, K. V., Oquendo, M. A., ... & Mann, J. J. (2011). The Columbia–Suicide Severity Rating Scale: initial validity and internal consistency findings from three multisite studies with adolescents and adults. American journal of psychiatry, 168(12), 1266-1277.
  • Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2017). Comprehensive textbook of psychiatry 10th Edition.
  • Steele, I. H., Thrower, N., Noroian, P., & Saleh, F. M. (2018). Understanding suicide across the lifespan: a United States perspective of suicide risk factors, assessment & management. Journal of forensic sciences, 63(1), 162-171.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
09/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/31/2020

Larry Brooks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Hollywood and Miami, Florida

Larry Brooks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/01/2019
Course expires: 
08/31/2020
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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