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    Occupational Therapist

    Suicide Assessment 201 - 202

    • Describe the profile of suicide in the US, noting psychosocial and cultural factors that effect risk
    • Identify 3 common precipitating events for suicide attempts
    • Describe risk factors for suicide including co-existing psychiatric disorders
    • Name the most frequent co-existing psychiatric disorders
    • Use the sad person scale to assess suicide risk
    • Give examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions
    • Describe basic level interventions that take place in the hospital or community
    • Identify key elements of suicide precautions and environmental safety factors in the hospital
    • Describe the problem on non-suicidal self-injury
    • Explain the range of self-protective behavioral responses
    • Discuss 3 myths about suicidal behaviors
    • Identify 2 cultural or social factors that relate to suicide
    • Examine 4 categories of motivation for attempting suicide
    • Explain how suicide affects family members and friends
    • Describe 3 theories that attempt to explain the causes of suicide
    • Discuss the occurrence of suicide throughout each life cycle
    • Outline the process for assessing the suicidal potential of a client
    • Choose 3 therapeutic goals and interventions for clients with suicidal behaviors
    • Indicate the manifestations of military sexual trauma
    • Cite the rate of disability amongst living veterans
    • Describe the incidence and distribution of mental illness in the veteran population
    • Define PTSD
    • Recognize the DSM-5 criteria for the diagnosis of PTSD
    • Explain the risk factors to developing PTSD
    • Summarize the association between PTSD and Chronic Pain
    • Describe the Primary Care PTSD Screen (PC-PTSD)
    • Recognize the effects of PTSD on the family of sufferers
    • Summarize the psychological and pharmacological treatment for PTSD
    • Define depression
    • List the DMS-5 Criteria for depression
    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of depression
    • Define survivor guilt
    • Explain suicide prevention and the VA Risk Assessment Guide
    • Outline the use of the SAD PERSONS instrument
    • List the risk factors to suicidal behavior
    • Outline the Long and short term goals in suicide prevention, interventions and their rationale
    • Define the characteristics of hopelessness
    • List the outcome criteria for intervention for patients with hopelessness
    • Explain the factors related to ineffective coping mechanisms
    • List long and short term goals of the management of ineffective coping mechanisms
    • Describe interventions and their rationale for the patient with ineffective coping
    • Identify medications used to treat anxiety
    • Recognize medications used to treat psychotic diseases
    • Identify principal signs of depression and drugs used as treatment
    • Recognize agents used as antimanics and medications for bipolar disorder
    • Describe behavioral disorders found in adults and children and drugs indicated in treatment
    • Explain the role of medications in treating Alzheimer’s disease
    • Provide patient education for compliance with medications used to treat conditions and diseases of mental health and behavioral disorders

    Richard Saporito, DC

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