This course will discuss the signs that go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk. It will address the prevalence of suicidality in long term care settings, elevated risks in care transitions, steps to improve clinicians' comfort and ability to conduct effective interviews and risk assessments, and the Baby Boomer cohort effect. Clinical tips and resources will also be provided.
Course created on February 20, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the scope of suicide in older adults and the elderly.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify risk factors and warning signs in the older adult population and describe important actions in suicide prevention during the first 7-8 weeks of a care stay.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe appropriate assessment interview techniques and "the warm hand-off."
|5-10 Minutes||Define the scope of the problem, incidence of suicide in community vs. residential settings, critical transition points|
|10-15 Minutes||Suicide prevention strategy|
|15-20 Minutes||Identify risk factors and warning signs|
|20-25 Minutes||Interview techniques and assessment|
|25-30 Minutes||Assisted Living and Long-Term Care risk reduction|
|30-40 Minutes||Improving the emotional health of the community: programmatic research|
|40-50 Minutes||Transition tools for incoming residents|
|50-55 Minutes||Completing PHQ-9 and role-playing warm hand-offs|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L graduated from Pacific University in Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in 1993, and from Chatham University with an OTD post-professional doctorate in 2016. She has worked through the lifespan from early intervention through acute settings, home health, elder health, and end of life care. Her primary role is Education Specialist for Select Rehabilitation.
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