Enhancing Pharmacy Engagement in Suicide Assessment

Description

As healthcare providers, many of us are aware of the increasing frequency and profound impact suicide is having on our communities and nation as a whole. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in our nation and, since 1999, the age-adjusted suicide rate has increased 33%. This keynote presentation provides pharmacy staff in all environments and specialties the basic skills needed to engage with patients, family, and community members who may be at risk for suicide. Using validated, cost-effective, and accessible tools in a systematic, hierarchical manner, pharmacists can be empowered to screen patients for depression and decrease their risk for suicide. 

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describethe utility of three distinct suicide screening tools. 
  2. Identify the role of pharmacy staff in suicide assessment and care coordination.
  3. Identify three different suicide screening tools.
  4. Discuss the role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in suicide assessment and care coordination.

 

     

Technician Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the utility of three distinct suicide screening tools. 
  2. Identify the role of pharmacy staff in suicide assessment and care coordination.
  3. Identify three different suicide screening tools.
  4. Discuss the role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in suicide assessment and care coordination.

   

        

     

 
 
 
Speakers:
Teresa
Teresa Grund, USPHS, BPharm,RPh
Behavioral Health Pharmacist
Red Lake Indian Health Service
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care, General Session
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Wednesday, October 30
Time: 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Room: 
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Chantilly Ballroom
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-180-L04 -P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-180-L04 -T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based