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Suicide in the Elderly

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Medscape has a short CME offering on suicide in the geriatric population: Sedatives & Hypnotics May Increase Risk for Suicide in Elderly Patients. 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ available (Family Physicians – maximum of 0.25 AAFP Prescribed credit(s)). This is a standard article-posttest format, based on a study published this month in BMC Geriatrics.

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Written by Jenifer

June 30, 2009 at 12:09 am

Rural Mental Healthcare Provision

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The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education has a series of grand round webinars on mental health issues for rural and frontier healthcare providers. CEUs & CMEs are available 1 year from the time of the original offerings, so all of these have CEs in place through at least November, ’09 (and 3 of the 4 well into Spring 2010). Access is free of charge; all are approximately 90 minutes long.

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Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

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Medscape has a new CE offering: Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents–Risk Factor Identification, Screening & Prevention. 0.25 CEs are available for both physicians and nurses. Access is free, but registration is required on the site. As with all of their offerings, it’s in a standard article-posttest format; there is also a pretest (2 questions) that must be completed prior to reading the article.

Written by Jenifer

May 12, 2009 at 8:10 am

PTSD and Suicide

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New from Medscape, a CE offering based on an article from the March 2009 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Heightens Suicide Risk provides .25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits for physicians, free of charge. It doesn’t look like there are nursing CEs attached to this one, though.

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Written by Jenifer

April 7, 2009 at 6:53 am

Weekend Extra: Workplace Violence

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This weekend has been yet another sad reminder of the epidemic of workplace violence. It’s obviously not a new phenomenon, but right now it seems to be happening with frightening frequency. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) actually has a tool for hospitals (cleverly known as the Hospital eTool) that addresses a wide variety of hazards in the workplace, such as blood-borne pathogens and medical lasers(!). There’s also a section on workplace violence.

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Youth Violence Prevention

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This week is Youth Violence Prevention Week and NCJRS has a site dedicated to the topic. By clicking on the right hand column of the main page, you can access fully-linked separate pages on stats; gun violence; youth violence; research; school violence; and gangs. Most of the links lead to federal sites (most of those within DOJ/NIJ), so it’s not definitive, but it’s pretty extensive.

Injury Research

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From VAWNet: The CDC has released their Injury Research Agenda for 2009-2018. You can see the full report here (PDF).