Building a Better Suicide Risk Assessment: The Nuts and Bolts of the Columbia Protocol

February 24, 2022

This is a live webinar hosted via the Zoom meeting platform taking place on February 24, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM.

Jointly provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Health Bodies Healthy Minds of Washington County. 

In collaboration with The Columbia Lighthouse Project (Center for Suicide Risk Assessment)

 

Overview 

Nearly 50% of people who die by suicide see their primary care doctor in the month before their death. Asking the right questions to determine suicide risk should be as routine as checking blood pressure — and, with the Columbia Protocol, t’s just as quick. The Columbia Protocol — also known as the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale  (C-SSRS) — also helps optimize healthcare resources by directing people to the right level of care. The C-SSRS, is the most evidence-supported tool of its kind, it is a simple series of questions that anyone can use anywhere in the world to prevent suicide.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for emergency medicine, primary care and family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, and social workers providing routine care to patients. 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to: 

  • Explain how screening with the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale  (C-SSRS) can be used to identify at-risk individuals.
  • Identify steps to implement a comprehensive screening program that includes targeted and public health approaches to prevention.
  • Describe how utilizing a systemic best practice measurement, like the C-SSRS, to identify suicidal ideation and behavior results in improved identification of at-risk individuals and precision which ultimately saves lives.
  • Outline the types of suicidal ideation and the four behaviors that are predictive of imminent risk.
  • Demonstrate how to administer the C-SSRS full and screener scales including listing long and short term risk and protective factors.

 

Acknowledgement of Funding

This training is funded by Grant SM-17-006 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Course opens: 
11/11/2021
Course expires: 
02/24/2023
Event starts: 
02/24/2022 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
02/24/2022 - 1:30pm
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

This is a live webinar hosted via the Zoom meeting platform taking place on February 24, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM.

Guest Speaker

Adam M. Lesser, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Columbia University Vagelos College of Medicine
Deputy Director for Training and Implementation
The Columbia Lighthouse Project
Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York, NY 
 

Course Chair
Robert Harrison, MD
Program Director, Washington County Zero Suicide
 

Planning Committee
Jennifer Maloney
Coordinator, Office of CME
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Susan A. Orban, LICSW 
Director, South County Healthy Bodies, Health Minds
Coordinator, Washington County Zero Suicide Program

Danielle Stewart, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Behavioral Health Community Outreach Coordinator
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Washington County

Maria Sullivan
Director,  Office of CME 
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Siana Wood, RN, BSN, CDOE
Nurse Planner, Office of CME
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Supervisor, Quality of Care
Tufts Health Plan
 

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education.

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education for Psychologists

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.

This activity is approved for 1.5 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only.

Continuing Education for Nurses

This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award nursing contact hours. Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD) is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Continuing Education for Social Workers

An application has been submitted t the Rhode Island Social Work Board of Licensure
 

Other Healthcare Providers

 Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Many other disciplines accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM towards re-licensure or recertification. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 APA
    The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program.
  • 1.50 Attendance
    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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