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Implementing the Joint Commission 2007 Patient Safety Goals on Suicide: Featuring the Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T)

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About the Course

This course covers a guide for implementing the ’2007 Patient Safety Goals on Suicide’ by The Joint Commission. The course explains the application of the goals and the use of the Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) model. Those taking this course will be exposed to a model for assessing and evaluating suicidality. The course also explains the application of these principles in hospital settings and other psychiatric settings.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Implementing the Joint Commission 2007 Patient Safety Goals on Suicide: Featuring the Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) created by Screening for Mental Health, Inc.


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Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc. is a non-profit organization, founded by Douglas G. Jacobs, M. D., who also serves as its President. Dr. Jacobs is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a nationally recognized expert on suicide and depression.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

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Recommended For:

This course is appropriate for all levels of practitioners that encounter patients with suicidal ideation or history of suicide attempts. It is appropriate for social workers, psychologists, counselors, marriage and family therapists, nurses, and other similar professions that wish to gain more detailed knowledge of models for assessing and intervening with suicidal patients.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand The Joint Commission's 2007 Patient Safety Goals on Suicide.
  2. Present the SAFE-T Model for application to working with suicidal patients.
  3. Develop knowledge regarding suicidal risk factors and related implications.
  4. Understand the process for suicide risk assessments.
  5. Learn documentation requirements for cases involving suicidal patients.
  6. Develop knowledge competency of intervening with suicidal patients in hospital settings and inpatient psychiatric settings.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 101950
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