2019 Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health
The Southeastern Symposium on Mental Health is a live event that focuses on providing healthcare professionals that do not actively work in the psychiatric field the skills they need in order to properly diagnose, treat and recommend appropriate mental health follow-up; skills they may not have due to the continuous changes in healthcare, the community, and its resources. This activity is also designed to provide an opportunity for collaboration across disciplines in order to share research findings and develop the utilization of evidence-based outcomes for the improvement of patient-centered care, and allows for interaction with experts in the field, other healthcare professionals, and provides patient perspectives to give a well-rounded learning experience that has an impact on physician practice.
Physicians, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, Pharmacists, Lawyers, EMTs, Case Managers etc.
- Participants will be provided with current suicide rates and how they relate to our current culture. They will also be challenged to examine the language they use when discussing suicide. Using the appropriate language builds a protective environment for conversations about suicide.
- Participants will become familiar with the continuum of suicide risk and learn how to identify warning signs. They will develop an understanding of what protective factors within a community, and be asked to generate some ideas of what current protective factors exist within their environment.
- Participants will be taught how to use the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS), conduct a suicide risk assessment, and develop a collaborative safety plan. Answers to C-SSRS questions help users determine if someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs.
Physicians (MDs and DOs) will receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. All other attendees will receive attendance credit.
The South Carolina Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.
Prisma Health Upstate is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Prisma Health Upstate maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System (USCSOMG-GHS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 18.00 Attendance