One in five of those die by suicide saw their Primary Care Provider within 24 hours of their death. "Last medical contact" before suicide is even higher among the elderly, with almost 50% of suicide victims having seen their doctor within the past week. These contacts are “missed opportunities” to prevent death by suicide.
Modularized in a rich mix of text, video, voice-over PowerPoint™ lectures, interactive practice sessions, and other state-of-the-art e-learning technologies, the QPR for PCPs is a skill-based training program intended to improve your clinical skills by learning to employ current best practices when working with patients at risk of suicide.
The QPR for Doctors and Nurses is intended to prevent suicide not just among patients, but among colleagues, co-workers, and family members.
This course teaches basic QPR as well as its application as a verbal screening tool that can be used in general medicine, either inpatient or outpatient. A skills-based training, it includes foundational information about suicide as a public health problem, an orientation to the link between mental illness and suicide, and evidence-based treatments for patients at risk of suicidal behaviours.
This course also teaches means reduction, safety planning and continuity of care. Non-suicidal self-injury, short-term predictors of suicide attempts, and a guided brief assessment interview protocol are included. A community strategy for addressing risk and protective factors in preventing veteran suicide is included. A bonus module covering best practices for preventing late-life suicide is available.
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
Please note that our courses are not certified for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits. Online courses do not come with the supervision necessary to practise in real life situations. Participant accounts will remain active for one year from the date of purchase, allowing ample time to complete the course.