Feb 13, 2023
Recognizing and Managing Pediatric Suicidality
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Recognizing and ManagingPediatric Suicidality   Evaluation and Credit:   Target Audience             This activity is targeted toward primary care and pediatric healthcare providers and advanced providers.   Statement of Need  Suicide is a major public health concern and the second leading cause of death for adolescents. Research suggests that many patients that commit suicide had seen a health care provider within two months preceding the event; yet, research also indicates that pediatricians may not feel adequately trained to manage behavioral health complaints, including suicidality. These factors reinforce the need for practitioners to screen patients for imminent suicidal risk. However, even if a screening assessment is utilized routinely, providers may not be fully comfortable managing a patient presenting an identified risk.  (Adolescent suicide: what can pediatricians do? Current Opinion; 2020)   Objectives  1.  At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:  2.  Describe the risk factors for suicidal idealization in the pediatric population.Discuss effective screening tools and implementation recommendations for suicidality. 3.  List components of the patient safety plan for the at-risk patient.   Moderator Erin Frazier, M.D. Pediatrician Norton Children’s Medical Group Norton Healthcare Louisville, Kentucky   Speakers Katy Hopkins, M.D. Pediatric Psychologist Norton Children’s Behavioral Health – Hikes Point Norton Healthcare Louisville, Kentucky   Moderator, Speaker and Planner Disclosures   The planners, speaker and moderator of this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose.    Commercial Support   There was no commercial support for this activity.    The National Suicide and crisis Hotline number is 988, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Physician Credits   Accreditation  Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   Designation  Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   Nursing Credits Norton Healthcare Institute for Education and Development is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This continuing professional development activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hours. In order for nursing participants to obtain credits, they must claim attendance by attesting to the number of hours in attendance.    For more information related to nursing credits, contact Sally Sturgeon, DNP, RN, SANE-A, AFN-BC at (502) 446-5889 or   Resources for Additional Study: National Institute for Mental Health – Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) Toolkit   American Psychological Association – Patient Health Questionnaire – 9 (PHQ-9)   Assessment and Management of Depression and Suicidality: Pediatric Resident Perspectives on Training and Practice   Pediatric Suicide Screening: A Review of the Evidence     Norton Healthcare, a not for profit health care system, is a leader in serving adult and pediatric patients throughout Greater Louisville, Southern Indiana, the commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. Five Louisville hospitals provide inpatient and outpatient general care as well as specialty care including heart, neuroscience, cancer, orthopedic, women’s and pediatric services. A strong research program provides access to clinical trials in a multitude of areas. More information about Norton Healthcare is available at     Date of Original Release |February 2023; Information is current as of the time of recording.  Course Termination Date | February 2025 Contact Information | Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education; (502) 446-5955 or    
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