Suicide Prevention: From a Pharmacist’s Perspective

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-008-H04-P
Release Date: April 3, 2019
Expiration Date: April 3, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available  

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists looking to expand their understanding of suicide risk management.

Activity Overview

This activity will discuss the opportunity for pharmacists to positively impact suicide prevention. Learners will focus on recognizing suicide risk factors and identifying a patient’s level of suicide risk through the use of standardized assessment tools that guide care selection, referrals and follow-up plans. 

This presentation is part of ASHP’s ongoing efforts and commitment to support the integral role of the pharmacy workforce in suicide prevention and awareness. it is a continuation of ASHP’s 2018 Policy Week joint session dedicated to suicide prevention and awareness. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the role of a pharmacist in suicide prevention as a member of the patient care team.
  • Identify patients at risk for suicide.
  • Describe clinician tools that can be used for the screening and evaluation of suicide risk.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Discuss training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management for behavioral health professionals.
  • Identify modes of intervention.

Faculty Information

  • Daina L. Wells, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP, National Clinical Program Manager, VA PBM Academic Detailing Service, CA

Faculty Disclosures

In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.

System Technical Requirements

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