Risk Assessment & Management

  
  

Level III QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment & Management

 

QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment & Management.  QPRT stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat.  It is an 8-hour course designed for primary healthcare professionals - psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, substance abuse treatment providers, and or any registered professionals who evaluate, manage or treat suicidal persons.  The course aims to train those responsible for the care of suicidal persons 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.  QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment & 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.

QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment & Management can be tailored to meet or include the specific requirements of your organisation.

  

QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment & Risk Management 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
  

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

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 Course

 

One day (8-hour) face-to-face Level III QPR Suicide Risk Assessment & Management courses are available to be run anywhere in the country. The cost per course, with a maximum of 25 participants, is $5,500 excluding GST and disbursements (e.g., venue hire and travel and accommodation, if required). The course fee includes course notes, DVD with four foundation lectures, role plays, post course test and certificate of completion on passing the test (this may be taken on the day or later online).

 To enquire about the face-to-face Level III QPR Suicide Risk Assessment & Management course please either please contact us by email or by telephone on the QPR Freephone 0800 448 909.

  

Online Course

 

Level III QPR Suicide Risk Assessment & Management is available as an online course.  The course is presented via a Learning Management System similar to those used by universities and other tertiary educational institutions.  It includes full course notes, reading material, four foundation lectures on video (provided on DVD), audio risk assessment interview, role play exercises, post-course test.  A certificate of completion is available on successful passing of the post-course test.

The cost of a training license is $175 excluding GST.  This 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 Level III QPR Suicide Risk Assessment & Management course please either please contact us by email or by telephone on the QPR Freephone 0800 448 909.

  

Further Information

 

For further information on availability and cost of QPR Risk Assessment & Management and tailoring to suit your organisation's training programme please contact us by email here or by telephone on 0800 448 909.