This course offers a revealing look inside the complex and rapidly expanding knowledge base concerning the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm. Discover the most effective measures you can take to save your patients’ lives.
From Triage to Tomorrow
Suicide deaths have increased dramatically in recent years to nearly 40,000 Americans annually, a leap that has been attributed variously to the Great Recession, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and access to guns and prescription pain killers – but what about medical error? Thirty-nine percent of suicide completers have been seen in an ER within the past year (many for mental health complaints and self-harm), while 59% of ER patients with injuries from deliberate self-harm do not receive a psychiatric assessment. Despite these trends, graduate training in assessment of imminent self-harm is often limited, offering little practical experience in counseling labs due to intake policies designed to avoid liability.
This course offers a revealing look inside the complex and rapidly expanding knowledge base concerning the epidemiology of suicide and self-harm, while exploring the most effective measures you can take to save your patients’ lives. Learn to recognize risk factors associated with suicide attempts, as well as long-term and imminent warning signs, and accurately assess self-harm and suicide risk. Discover evidence-based interventions and explore the challenges of treatment across populations, including patients with addictive behaviors. Finally, we will deconstruct the emergency mental health protocols of today and identify common thinking errors leading to diagnostic and intervention mistakes that actually worsen crisis situations.
Vyne Education (formerly known as Cross Country Education) was formed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals with clinical, skill-based continuing education. Since 1995, we have been providing training and continuing education to more than a million professionals in the fields of physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, behavioral health, nursing, long-term care, coding and billing, regulatory compliance, dentistry, health information, and healthcare administration. We are approved providers of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations and work with numerous reputable national and state boards and associations. Our mission is to bring high quality education to the professional so he/she can provide better care and outcomes for their patients and clients.
In 2015, we became a non-profit organization and changed our name to Vyne Education, allowing us to better serve the growing healthcare community. We are dedicated to the educational growth, improvement, and skill development of students and professionals by providing learning opportunities nationwide; through more than 4,500 live educational events each year, over 1,200 hours of online learning courses, and an extensive catalog of educational products. Vyne Education continues to lead the way in providing quality continuing professional development for healthcare professionals.
Dr. Spruill’s knowledge and training on suicide assessment is a “must” for anyone working in the mental health, behavioral medicine field. His presentation was excellent. When I heard him speak, not only was I inspired, but a seasoned psychologist sitting near me said it was the best presentation he had heard on the subject of medical errors in his 30 years of practice.