“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. A recent study of over 1,300 people seeking help for recent suicide attempts or ideation found an intervention that incorporates screenings, assessment, and discharge resources. Our data finds that over 1 million people attempt or express suicidal ideation annually. In addition, the number of annual ED visits for self-injury is in the hundreds of thousands; while the number of mental health visits amounts 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

The training meets Joint Commission recommendations and offers extensive case applications and illustrative vignettes, a training manual, references, resources, and a certificate of attendance.

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

Please contact Training@suicidology.org for more information.

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