Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

Title

Effects of Training on Suicide Assessment and Intervention

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

none

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

none

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Healthcare professionals are an instrumental part of suicide prevention. The APNA has acknowledged that there are serious gaps in nursing education, specifically in the area of suicide risk assessment, prevention, and intervention, and there have been continued efforts to increase competencies in these areas among behavioral healthcare workers. Evidence shows that suicide specific training programs have a positive impact on healthcare professionals. Training programs such as the RRSR training program and the GSAP for nursing personnel improves nurses' confidence and abilities to assess for and intervene with suicidal patients. These programs also have a positive impact on the beliefs and attitudes held by healthcare professionals concerning suicide, which can impact the care given. Nurses working with possibly suicidal patients can benefit from suicide specific training programs.

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Nursing

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Effects of Training on Suicide Assessment and Intervention

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Healthcare professionals are an instrumental part of suicide prevention. The APNA has acknowledged that there are serious gaps in nursing education, specifically in the area of suicide risk assessment, prevention, and intervention, and there have been continued efforts to increase competencies in these areas among behavioral healthcare workers. Evidence shows that suicide specific training programs have a positive impact on healthcare professionals. Training programs such as the RRSR training program and the GSAP for nursing personnel improves nurses' confidence and abilities to assess for and intervene with suicidal patients. These programs also have a positive impact on the beliefs and attitudes held by healthcare professionals concerning suicide, which can impact the care given. Nurses working with possibly suicidal patients can benefit from suicide specific training programs.