Suicide Prevention and Intervention in the ED

Friday, March 22, 2019

People in MN die by suicide at a rate that is 40% higher than other states.  How can we better support people in crisis and the people who serve them?  One place to start is by improving interventions in the Emergency Department (ED) to better support both at-risk patients and the people who care for them.

Join ED physician leaders Dr. Michael Schwemm of Allina Health and Dr. Chris Palmer of North Memorial Health for this lunch-time webinar. They’ll share the details on recommendations developed together by ED and psychiatry physicians and leaders, which are being implemented across Minnesota as part of the MN Health Collaborative.

These recommendations on suicide prevention and intervention in the ED provide guidance to health systems that is evidence-based, adaptable to local context, and aligns with CMS and new Joint Commission requirements.