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Thursday, December 7 • 4:10pm - 4:30pm
Emergency Department Management of Suicidal Ideation

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Suicide is a major and growing public health concern in the United States (US), ranking among the top 10 leading causes of death and the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults. Each year in the US, more than 500,000 people present to emergency departments (EDs) with deliberate self-harm, and many more people present with suicidal ideation. Suicidal ideation is associated with increased risk of death by suicide and EDs offer potentially serve as an important window of opportunity in which to intervene, deliver suicide prevention services, ensure patient safety, and save lives. In our presentation we will review ED management of suicidal ideation and review current resources available through ACEP.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review ED management of suicidal ideation including suicide risk assessment and patient-centered care techniques.
  2. Identify steps that can be taken to ensure patients at risk for suicide remain safe during their time in the ED.
  3. Describe interventions that can be used with low-risk ED patients who are being discharged, including discharge and safety planning.Review ACEP resources such as ADEPT and ICAR2E point of care tools

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Jonathan Fisher, MD, MPH, FACEP

Senior Director, Workforce and EM Practice, American College of Emergency Physicians
Jonathan Fisher, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS is the Senior Director for EM Practice and Workforce. Dr. Fisher’s roots in emergency care trace back over 25 years where he started as an Emergency Medical Technician. He completed his training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine... Read More →

Thursday December 7, 2023 4:10pm - 4:30pm PST
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