“This training is chock full of concepts, tips, amazing cases (and a wealth of them), and opportunities for interaction and experiential learning. All ED personnel need this training.”

Jon S. Berlin, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine; Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

The Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk in the Emergency Department (RRSR-ED) is a one-day training program for Emergency Department (ED) personnel to improve skills in triaging, screening, assessing, treating and making discharge dispositions for patients at risk of suicide.

The ED is the prime location for making life-saving interventions. As many as one in 10 suicides are by people seen in the ED within two months of their deaths, many with non-psychiatric complaints. Using 2014 US data, this amounts to an estimated 4,300 suicides potentially prevented. In addition, the number of annual ED visits for self-injury number in the hundreds of thousands; while the number of mental health visits amount to a multiple of that.

The one-day training is designed for – MDs, RNs, PAs, and NPs who work in the emergency department.

The RRSR-ED training covers in-depth:

  • Triaging suicidal patients
  • Legal/ethical issues
  • Adult and pediatric patient issues
  • Recognizing suicide risk in patients who deny having suicide ideation
  • Suicide risk assessment
  • Development of treatment and discharge plans
  • Difficult to treat patients

The training meets Joint Commission recommendations, and offers extensive case applications

and illustrative vignettes, as well as a training manual, references, resources, and a certificate of attendance.

CE credits are included with the training. Optional CME credits are available.

Contact Jennifer Tinch – jtinch@suicidology.org for fees and other information.

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