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Assessment—Suicide Risk (C-SSRS)

presented by Deborah Chartrand, MSN, RN-BC, WCC and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

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Financial: Deborah Chartrand receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Deborah Chartrand has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Total Course Timing: 26 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as documentation guidelines, intervention considerations, and clinical decision-making for assessing suicide risk with the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).

Meet Your Instructors

Deborah Chartrand, MSN, RN-BC, WCC

Deborah graduated from Worcester State University in 2018 with a Master's in Nursing Education. She currently is the lead Clinical Nurse Educator in the home health sector. As a second career nurse, Deborah has made significant strides in her professional development as a registered nurse in the last 12 years. She is board certified in…

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Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board,

The MedBridge Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board ensures the development and maintenance of up-to-date and evidence-based clinical procedures. The review board is composed of leading nurse experts in the field: Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, and Margherita Labson, RN, BSN, MSHSA. The review board is involved in selecting the scope of procedures developed, approving subject…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to the assessment of suicide risk with the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), information on all of the equipment and previsit preparation needed for this assessment, and recommended infection control policies.

2. Procedure: Assessment—Suicide Risk (C-SSRS)

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide on assessing suicide risk (C-SSRS).

3. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips, precautions, and considerations for performing these skills in the home.

4. Patient and Caregiver Education

This chapter provides information on what education the patient (and caregiver) needs to support self-management of their care.

5. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides recommendations on what to note when documenting for patients receiving a suicide risk assessment (C-SSRS).

6. Conclusion

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner's knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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