QPR for Pharmacists


4 hours


21 lessons


Taught by 3 Expert Faculty

You will receive the access key to the course within 24 hours of your purchase.

Before dying by suicide many people send warning signs that they are contemplating ending their own lives. These warning signs can be sent to friends, co-workers, and healthcare providers, including pharmacists. As a professional who may have contact with those considering suicide, your conversation with them can help save a life. Learn what to say and what do to reduce the risk of a suicide attempt by offering meaningful emotional support while creating a safe path to recovery.

This skills-based training program is designed to teach pharmacists how to recognize people in crisis, identify suicide warning signs (including acute suicide risk symptoms), how to screen for suicide, and how to apply the mental health equivalent of CPR to someone who at elevated risk of suicide. This training program is intended to prevent suicide not just among customers and patients, but among employees, colleagues, co-workers, friends, and family members.

The QPR for Pharmacists is an expanded version of the basic 90-minute QPR training program taught to millions worldwide. Requiring 4+ hours, this course includes how to recognize and respond to suicide warning signs as they may be observed in your work setting, and how to support someone you find is positive for suicidal ideation. More, you will learn to identify and arrange an expert referral for evidence-based, suicide-specific treatment to enhance patient safety.

Modularized in a rich mix of text, video, voice-over PowerPoint lectures, scenario-based practice sessions, and other state-of-the-art interactive and e-learning technologies, this training program provides a dynamic introduction to suicide risk detection, initial intervention, informed referral and follow-up.

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 where to refer for suicide-specific treatment.

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

Understand suicide as a major public health problem
Understand the common myths and facts surrounding suicide
Identify unique verbal, behavioural, and situational suicide warning signs – including acute suicide risk factors
Screen someone at risk of suicide
Know how to inquire about suicidal intent and desire
Recognize at least three suicide warning signs
Recognize at least three risk factors for suicide
Recognize at least three protective factors against suicide
Describe the relationship between untreated mental illness, SUDS, and suicide
Demonstrate increased knowledge, skills, self-efficacy and intent to act to intervene with patients at risk of suicide
Know how to engage and assist a suicidal colleague or coworker
Describe three risk mitigation strategies: means reduction, safety planning, and caring contacts follow up
Enable helpful dialogue and compassionate postvention steps to be taken by survivors of a death by suicide


Please note that our courses are not certified for Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credits. Participant accounts will remain active for one year from the date of purchase, allowing ample time to complete the course.

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