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

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.


Screening for Mental Health

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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.

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:

  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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Course Number: 101950
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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