Suicide Awareness and Prevention in the Hospital Setting

Suicide is the tenth-leading cause of death in the United States. A systems-level response to suicidal risk assessment within the inpatient healthcare setting can make a major difference in clinical suicide prevention. This course is designed to prepare medical practitioners for patients at any level of suicidality – passive thoughts to severe – by providing evidence-based screening tools, treatment protocols and available resources in daily practice to assess and treat patients at risk for suicide.

Learning Objectives

  • Utilize evidence-based screening tools to identify patients at risk for suicide.
  • Determine risk and protective factors, recognize “hidden” signs and symptoms and identify the relationship between substance use and suicide.
  • Implement appropriate treatment protocols for patients identified with suicidal thoughts, plans or ideations. 
  • Coordinate with key staff involved in patient safety for the care of patients at risk for suicide. 
  • Easily locate tools and resources to better support patients at risk for suicide.

Additional Information

Baptist Health
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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This course is offered through Baptist Health. 


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