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Staff Grand Rounds: Suicidal Patient Calls
Start Date: 4/12/2019Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 4/12/2019End Time: 4:30 PM

Event Description

Suicidal Patient Calls

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US. In this session, we will discuss the topic of suicidal patient calls with an emphasis on the recommended guidelines of responding to a patient who is suicidal. We will explore risk factors and warning signs of possible suicidal patients. Management guidelines for appropriate ways to respond to a suicidal patient call will be presented through video simulation of case scenarios.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and provide examples of risk and protective factors
  • Distinguish between risk factors and warning signs
  • Follow the Suicidal Patient Management Guidelines for 3 scenarios – (1) suicidal patient with no plan, (2) suicidal patient with a plan who agrees to get help and, (3) suicidal patient who has a plan and does not agree to get help
  • Determine what questions to ask when a suicidal patient calls into a practice
  • Be able to delegate to another co-worker when assistance is needed in handling a suicidal caller
Presented By
Rita Shaughnessy, MD, medical director, Outpatient Psychiatry Services

Courtney D. Marshall, PhD, director, Clinical Operations for Internal Medicine and Cardiology

This event is mandatory for medical assistants and open to all clinical staff.

Contact Information:
Name: Marlene Harding
Email: mch358@drexel.edu
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New College Building
Geary Auditorium B
245 N. 15th Street
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