QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
QPR is a 2-hour educational program designed to teach professionals as well as lay “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. The process follows three steps: (1) Question the person’s desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources.
- Recall facts about suicide and suicide prevention.
- Identify warning signs of suicide.
- Demonstrate how to ask someone directly about their desire or intent regarding suicide.
- Demonstrate verbal and non-verbal skills used to persuade someone who is having thoughts of suicide to seek and accept help.
- Identify local resources available to help someone who is having thoughts of suicide.
- Describe how to get help for someone having thoughts of suicide.
Participants join virtual meeting. Presenter posts links & instructions for all participants to complete
“QPR Pre-Training Survey” and to receive resources (electronic copies of QPR booklet & cards).
CEU instructions requirements reviewed & posted to chat (attendance of at least 1 hour, 40 minutes
of the two-hour session & completion of Course Evaluation within 1 week of the session).
Introductions, general overview of training and identified learning objectives.
Discussion of suicide facts, risk factors and at-risk groups. Overview of causal factors, emotional reactions, and personal bias.
Presentation of Suicide Prevention Concepts & Skills
Brief Stretch Break
Question & Answer Period
Role-Play Practice Session and/or Review of Scenarios
Identify available resources, supports, services and contact information. Link posted for all participants complete the “QPR Post-Training Survey.”
CEUs requirements reviewed & posted to chat. Presenter posts link to Course Evaluation
Mandy Fauble, PhD, LCSW
Director of Clinical Care Services
UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A maximum of 2.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.
OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 2.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.00 Attendance