Suicide and Self-Harm in the Elderly

Course: #4596Level: Intermediate1 Hour 1691 Reviews
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This course will discuss the signs that go beyond depression to reveal active suicidal or self-harm risk. We will address the prevalence of suicidality in long term care settings, elevated risks in care transitions, steps to improve the comfort and ability to conduct effective interviews and risk assessments, the Baby Boomer cohort effect, and provide clinical tips and resources.

Course created on March 3, 2020

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Course Type: Video, Audio, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-693411; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Geriatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the scope of suicide in older adults and the elderly.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to Identify risk factors and warning signs in the older adult and describe important actions in suicide prevention during the first 7-8 weeks of a carestay.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the appropriate assessment interview technique and role-play the warm hand-off.

Agenda

0-5 Minutes Background, review of learner outcomes, defining terms
5-10 Minutes Define the scope of the problem, the incidence of suicide in the community, vs. residential settings, critical transition points.
10-15 Minutes Suicide prevention strategy
15-20 Minutes Identify risk factors in the medical record. Identify warning signs in observable behavior.
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 handoffs
55-60 Minutes Summary; Q and A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Teresa Fair-Field has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Teresa Fair-Field has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 1: Domain of OT - Client Factors Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.


International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Geriatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.