QPR Advanced Training

  

  

QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management Training

 

QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training, available both online or in a full-day face-to-face training workshop, is designed for a wide range of professionals and clinicians- psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, substance abuse treatment providers, and or any registered professionals who evaluate, manage or treat suicidal persons.  Advanced training provides essential skills for school counsellors, nurses, help-line staff, social workers, case managers, clergy, police, correctional staff, probation officers, ambulance officers and other professionals in a position to have first contact with persons at risk for suicidal behaviours.

QPR Advanced Triage training teaches participants how to probe for, and initially assess immediate risk factors for suicidal behaviours, and how to immediately enhance protective factors. This more advanced training builds on the skill offered in QPR Gatekeeper Foundational training, going beyond basic first-level screening. It is designed to train participants to make an initial assessment of risk for suicide and to "triage" the at-risk person to a professional for further assessment and care.

The course aims to train participants in an evidence-based method to better assess and actively manage those at elevated risk for suicidal behaviours.

A recent QPR Institute survey found that very few practicing clinicians use formal suicide-specific assessment methods to assess suicide risk, but do rely on a clinical interview. Research also indicates that a high number of individuals who are actively in care - either in out-patient or in-patient treatment settings - do complete suicide while in professional care.  The QPR Triage and  Suicide Risk Management model was developed by clinicians for clinicians to fill the need for a brief, structured risk assessment clinical interview.  The course offers comprehensive instruction in the core elements of evidence-based suicide risk management practices.

QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training can be tailored to meet or include the specific needs and interests of your organisation.

 

  

QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training is designed to:

 
  • Orient the provider to suicide as a problem in health care settings
  • Provide professionals with suicide risk and protective factor information
  • Train the provider in a proven suicide risk assessment protocol
  • Reduce patient morbidity and mortality associated with suicidal behaviour
  

QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training covers:

 
  • Size and scope of the suicide problem in New Zealand
  • Risk factors for suicide
  • Relationship of mental illness to suicide
  • Current status of suicide risk assessment
  • How to conduct a suicide risk assessment interview
  • How to determine immediate risk for suicide
  • How to document a suicide risk assessment and risk management plan
  • How to ensure best-practice safe management of suicidal individuals in your care
  

Course Content

 
  • Orientation to the QPR Triage and Suicide Risk Management process
  • Orientation to the QPRT Triage Inventory© tool
  • The Epidemiology of Suicide
  • Mental Illness and Suicide
  • The Current Climate of Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Introduction to the QPRT Triage Inventory© rationale and development
  • Conducting a suicide risk assessment interview
  • Role play exercises
  

Course Objectives

 
  • State the known risk factors for suicide and state what methods of suicide are used in New Zealand
  • List specific factors that affect the choice of method used to attempt or complete a suicide and list specific groups at high risk for suicide
  • Understand suicide rates and compare rates of suicide across regions and various countries
  • Describe the relationship between untreated mental illness to suicide attempts and completions and the relationship of substance use disorders to suicide attempts and completions
  • Identify suicide mortality rates by major psychiatric illness diagnoses
  • Identify those persons in a clinical population most at risk for suicide and identify five clinical signs associated with imminent suicide attempts and completions
  • State clinical risk information important to assessing suicidal persons and the current limitations in suicide risk assessment
  • Apply assessment skills through evaluated role-plays
  

Face-to-face Training Workshops

 

One day (8-hour) face-to-face QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management courses are available to be run anywhere in the country. The course includes a comprehensive course workbook, course notes, DVD with four foundation lectures, role plays, post course test and certificate of completion on passing the test.

To enquire about QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training please either please contact us via our website or by telephone on the QPR Freephone 0800 448 909.

  

Online Course

 

QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training is available as an online course.  It includes full course notes, reading material, four foundation lectures on video (or provided on DVD), role play exercises, and a post-course test.  A certificate of completion is available on successful passing of the post-course test.

The purchase of an online training licence allows a participant to access the course at any time to self-pace their learning and refresh their knowledge within a 12-month period.

To enquire about the online QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training course please either contact us via our website or by telephone on the QPR Freephone 0800 448 909.

 

  

Further Information

 

For further information on availability and cost of QPR Advanced Triage and Suicide Risk Management training and tailoring to suit your organisation's training programme please contact us via our website or by telephone on 0800 448 909.