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Suicide Awareness & Referral for Pharmacy Professionals - for Pharmacists

Suicide Awareness & Referral for Pharmacy Professionals - for Pharmacists

Suicide Awareness & Referral for Pharmacy Professionals - for Pharmacists

Dr. Jennifer Stuber, Dr. Brandy Singer, Dr. Jenny Arnold
Dr. Jennifer Stuber, Dr. Brandy Singer, Dr. Jenny Arnold
on behalf of Washington State Pharmacy Association

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Launch date: 01 Jul 2017

Expiry Date: 03 Jun 2020

Last updated: 04 Jun 2018

Reference: 184249

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Ms Michelle Anderson PharmD (2 Jun 2018)
Very good information and usable for pharmacists. Audio could be better though.
Adam Strong (1 Jun 2018)
Such an important topic (suicide) that is finally getting the recognition needed to take preventative steps to educate and help others.
Randall Robertson (29 May 2018)
For someone in the retail setting, this is an eye opening program. We have a chance to make a difference, even in 1 person.

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.


ACPE UAN 0130-0000-17-091-H05-P | Activity Type: Knowledge | Disclosure: None | 3 CPE hr.
Initial Release date: 9/6/2017 | Expiration date: 9/6/2020
The fee for this activity is $45.00 for WSPA members, $90.00 for non-members.
To get the member code copy and paste the following link, you will need to log into your WSPA account to get the code.

To Receive Credit:
You must watch the video and take the test at the end. You will need to get a score of at least 70% correct responses. If you do not achieve 70% or better, you will be allowed to take 3 retakes. If you pass with a 70%, you will receive a certificate and the CE will be uploaded to the CPE Monitor within a few days. You will need to make sure that your NABP e-Profile ID# and Date of birth are entered into your profile under the CPE Monitor Integration Details. If this information is not entered your CE can not be uploaded.


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
Recognize suicide's impact in communities
Describe pharmacy professional's role in suicide prevention
Education all patients to make home safer
Prevent suicide professionally and personally using the LEARN steps.
Dr. Jennifer Stuber, Dr. Brandy Singer, Dr. Jenny Arnold

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Dr. Jennifer Stuber, Dr. Brandy Singer, Dr. Jenny Arnold
on behalf of Washington State Pharmacy Association

Dr. Jennifer Stuber, Ph.D. is co-founder and faculty director of Forefront Suicide Prevention, a center based at the University of Washington. She also teachers at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work as an associate professor. Her teaching and research priorities are in mental health and prevention policy, building community capacity in suicide prevention, and responsible and proactive news media coverage of mental health and suicide.

After losing her husband to suicide in 2011, Dr. Stuber turned her sorrow into public service by helping to pass the Matt Adler Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management Act of 2012. The Matt Adler Act required suicide prevention training for all behavioral health providers in Washington state. Ensuing legislation has added similar requirements for other health care providers, making Washington a national leader in the field of suicide prevention.

Dr. Stuber earned her doctorate at Yale University. She joined the University of Washington in 2006.

Dr. Singer graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from Oregon State University in 1997. She went on to complete a pharmacy practice residency (PGY-1) at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington and a psychiatric pharmacy specialty residency (PGY-2) also in Spokane. This experience led her to begin her psychiatric pharmacy career by becoming the sole clinical pharmacist at Eastern State Hospital for over 9 years. She initiated a pharmacy student training program while establishing her clinical practice at the hospital and as a Clinical Assistant Professor for Washington State University College of Pharmacy. Brandy expanded her psychiatric pharmacy horizons by working at 1st Avenue Pharmacy, an independent specialty, psychiatric community pharmacy. For almost a decade, she was involved in providing innovative pharmacy services for the mental health community including administering long-acting antipsychotic injections, using point-of-care laboratory testing for clozapine monitoring, and getting to know her customers. She recently came full-circle and returned to Eastern State Hospital to continue to help customers as they become patients on their road to recovery

Jenny Arnold is the Director of Practice Development for the Washington State Pharmacy Association. She received her PharmD from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy in 2006, and completed her Pharmacy Practice Residency the next year at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Dr. Arnold is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. As the Director of Practice Development, she has helped pharmacists to meet the needs of their practices and community through continuing education, development of collaborative drug therapy agreements, and building links between patients, communities and pharmacists.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Reference: 0130-0000-17-053-H05-P

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Ms Michelle Anderson PharmD (2 Jun 2018)
Very good information and usable for pharmacists. Audio could be better though.
Adam Strong (1 Jun 2018)
Such an important topic (suicide) that is finally getting the recognition needed to take preventative steps to educate and help others.
Randall Robertson (29 May 2018)
For someone in the retail setting, this is an eye opening program. We have a chance to make a difference, even in 1 person.
Dr Cristina Cardona (29 May 2018)
Straightforward and easy to follow.
Dr Kyle Hogaboam (28 May 2018)
Excellent resources provided that will help us reach our patients more effectively who are at risk of harming themselves.
Mr christopher close (27 May 2018)
The information was relevant and useful as a pharmacist. I have a better awareness of suicide risks and possible intervention options I have as a pharmacist. I would have liked to have more reading material on the slides as the presenters talked through them.
Dr Douglas Edwards (27 May 2018)
This course heavily emphasized coercive means such as locking up medications (and even, for example, cords and ropes), and limiting medication quantities. Such coercive means are unethical, in that they implicitly but unequivocally subvert the patient's autonomous agency; for the same reason, they are immensely destructive of trust. Also, placing such obstacles in the way of access to medications is likely to harm patients by diminishing adherence to pharmaceutical plans of treatment. The course also underplayed the social factors that promote suicide and impair its prevention, such as lack of income support and social services for patients at risk. While the political action needed to fix such problems is beyond the scope of our profession, we should clearly acknowledge their existence. Failure to do so implicitly blames the depressed patient for their own state of mind.
Ahmed Bassyouni (25 May 2018)
The content is very good and relevant to our profession. Great emphasis on the role of the pharmacist recognizing warning signs and not being a counselor or therapist by any means. The use of emotional credible videos is a very strong message about the importance of such a topic and that we shouldn't shy away.
kirk sulenes (25 May 2018)
suicide is a word of discomfort and avoidance. We have learned through many years at the crisis clinic, from many suicide calls, to go right to "kill yourself". suicide is acceptable but still displays a judgement in our society. And I detect a judgement when I say it aloud myself, judgement of me, the act and the person in crisis. Thank you for your efforts, your training has impacted me more than all my CE recently. Technically I couldn't get consistent volume, couldn't pause the course and struggled to catch all your information. This is my short coming not your program.
Dr Jeannie Kenyon PharmD (22 May 2018)
I thought that the overall program was very good however a bit dragged out. There were also too many glitches with the program (needing to do the survey several times, exam not popping up at the end etc).
Ms Katia Tung (22 May 2018)
Excellent course - it teaches good tools how to help to prevent suicide
Dr brook gehring PharmD (19 May 2018)
I appreciate the need and concern for patients in preventing suicide awareness and the time that went in to making this education possible. However there were times where the volume fluctuated so much that I had to readjust the volume on my computer. I also feel that the training was too long for the information that needed to be conveyed.
Richard Karlstrom (18 May 2018)
It was painful to sit through 3 hour when the information could have been give in 1.
Brent Leithauser (16 May 2018)
Really nicely prepared, pharmacists! I'm very glad to have selected this training, and have gotten very useful material and techniques from it. Thank you!
Dr John Amini (14 May 2018)
Subject matter is relevant, but the presentation was aimed at 6th grade mentality.
Mr Michael Macklin (9 May 2018)
The audio had issues from time to time, and the video froze on me at one point near the end. I really liked the nine-question assessment tool, and having the access to the suicide prevention phone number.
Ron Erkens (3 May 2018)
Very helpful and complete
lydia minnick (30 Apr 2018)
The course was done very well. Thank You!
Ms cheryl meenach (30 Apr 2018)
the audio could be improved and some of the sections kept repeating
Mr Zachary Cazier (26 Apr 2018)
Very good course, except for the constant changes in volume levels of the speakers
Allyson Eichner (25 Apr 2018)
The information was helpful and provided in a way that will make it easy for me to implement.
Dr Shannon Rodriguez (24 Apr 2018)
Audio is inconsistent.
Patricia Boughton (21 Apr 2018)
role-play was believable and memorable
Mrs elizabeth moe (18 Apr 2018)
Some of the sound was weird, background noise. The information seemed rather repetitive. Had a very hard time accessing the exam questions at the end.
Dr John Kittel PharmD (17 Apr 2018)
Excellent use of real patients, and role playing
Mrs Jana Vander Leest RPH (16 Apr 2018)
The actual patient cases and family interviews were so powerful.
Dr Michael Kelly (12 Apr 2018)
Material was very valuable and the instructors were very good. The delivery and technology were very poor, however. Audio ranged from ear drum rupturing to barely audible so had to continuously adjust the volume. I also had to go through the entire 3 hour course twice, both times it brought me to the survey but never brought up the final exam questions, when I tried to go back in and start where I left off it had taken me all the way back to the beginning. I was finally able to access the exam from the information screen, but it should just come up as soon as you complete the video. Not happy with the delivery mode at all, not efficient, wasted time, and they should have hired some professional sound people during production.
Dr Stephanie McVey PharmD (9 Apr 2018)
The presentation was informational and easy to follow. The audio was terrible at times which was a bit distracting but overall didn't detract from the information presented. It was more of an annoyance at the price point to pay that the audio wasn't better.
Dr Peter Koo (6 Apr 2018)
sound quality is choppy
Steve Austin (3 Apr 2018)
Great discussion on topics that have myths that truly need busting. I love how this talked about helping on the micro scale in nonjudgmental manners. I will try to put this to as best possible practice as I can.
Mr Jason Daza (1 Apr 2018)
Very thorough and thoughtful course. I felt like I was provided with lots of material I could use in the pharmacy setting.
Dr Joshua Villarreal (27 Mar 2018)
Thanks, this was very compelling, especially the interviews and personal statements
Dr Cynthia Taylor (27 Mar 2018)
some good information, but some unrealistic messages (jump to are you planning suicide after 15 seconds and no prelim talk)
Mr Terry Lauritzen RPh (25 Mar 2018)
Videos were very powerful in getting points across and allowing us to experience how the people were feeling.
Darren Preuninger (24 Mar 2018)
This course is very valuable. Shows the influence we can have in preventing suicide with our patients, as well as friends and family. I am glad the health professionals in Washington are required to take a course on suicide prevention. I was somewhat skeptical at first, however it was definitely worth the time to be educated on such a lifesaving topic
Mrs Joyce Humphrey RPh (19 Mar 2018)
Clear, concise presentation with a wealth of information and tools to help pharmacists incorporate this into their daily practice.
Ms Arati Vibhu (16 Mar 2018)
It's a great training video. I really liked the videos of David and Laura .The role play video was extremely useful. You could also add a video of a patient that the pharmacist helped and is safe and doing well.
Shane Cobb (13 Mar 2018)
Great program, thank you!
Kristi Coleman (11 Mar 2018)
Worth every minute spent!
Jeff Unger (10 Mar 2018)
You should be embarrassed by the typos and bad sound.
Dr Gregory Carroll PharmD (9 Mar 2018)
Excellent presentation. Learned new skills to apply in my practice and in my life.
Mr Richard Sherwood RPh (7 Mar 2018)
content is very good. Audio was inconsistent
Dr Hieu De La Rosa (7 Mar 2018)
good content.
Mr Joseph Williams (5 Mar 2018)
Great information, it will definitely impact my pharmacy practice.
Dr Kathy Rinehart (4 Mar 2018)
Information was good, but too slow moving and repetitive.
Ms Victoria Chen (3 Mar 2018)
The subtitle for David's video was blocked by the screen. If there is a way to show the transcript for the videos, it will help visual learners.
Dr Stephen Smith (3 Mar 2018)
Thank you for your comitment to this topic and for providing realistic scenarios and resources for future use.
Dr Mark Bell (27 Feb 2018)
Overall Good Course, could have been more pointed and slightly less repetetive. Obviously, technical video and especially sound quality should be on par with a paid course such as this.
Branden Couture (26 Feb 2018)
Sound quality and flow needs some tweaking, but this was an extremely informative and helpful course.
Dr jeffrey wiedemann Pharm.D. (19 Feb 2018)
The only thing I really didn't like about this presentation (this is picky, sorry) is the volume level/sound quality seemed to vary from slide to slide and seemed a bit distracting at times as i searched for my computer volume button over and over.
Mr Godwin Asemota (18 Feb 2018)
An eye opener
Mrs Wendy Tacuba Chavelas (18 Feb 2018)
Thank you for this presentation. Very informative.
Mr Richard Okeefe-Jones CPhT (12 Feb 2018)
Very well put together. Touching
Dr Shiho Fukasawa (11 Feb 2018)
it was really helpful
Mr Grady Brooks (10 Feb 2018)
Very helpful, Thank You!
Mr John Kennedy (9 Feb 2018)
Very pertinent information....but sound was very poor on several presentations
Danielle Shook (6 Feb 2018)
some content was difficult to hear but the message was good, especially when looking internally at our own flaws and being uncomfortable with the topic
Ms Patricia Thompson (6 Feb 2018)
I was having trouble hearing some parts of this program. Some of the participants would start talking in a relatively clear way loud enough to be heard and then seemed to lower their voices,talking in the back of their throats and even at times mumbling.
Laura Munro (4 Feb 2018)
I found this training very helpful. Thank you for the important work you do.
Dr Christine Chavez (3 Feb 2018)
Very good examples of how to incorporate it into our practice
Ms Pat Vetter RPh, PharmD, BCPS (31 Jan 2018)
Good content; was able to get some info pertinent to a hospital RPh. Long, hard to move back and forth between slides.
Ms Deborah Lain (26 Jan 2018)
I do believe pharmacists have a role in suicide prevention and I learned a number of new ideas for helping patients, friends and family
Mr james movick (25 Jan 2018)
very worthwhile
Mr Steven Burley (24 Jan 2018)
easy to follow course
Mrs Susan Lippincott (23 Jan 2018)
This course was very easy to follow, and very well organized, with good slides
Mr Richard Ytreeide (20 Jan 2018)
Good information. Very timely information concerning customers I serve.
Mr James Crouch RPh (20 Jan 2018)
I wish I had been able to take this awareness training years ago. It was extremely valuable and I am greatfull to now have the knowledge. Thank you
Dr Brian Henley PharmD (18 Jan 2018)
The day I started this course it became immediately more topical with the death by suicide of Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski. I lost a close friend who ended his own life after his first year of college. Like Tyler, he was a high achiever with a bright future and no one saw it coming. As a WSU alumnus and someone who lost a close friend to suicide I am glad of this training. While I don't necessarily think this knowledge could have helped me prevent my friend's death it helps to give me perspective on it. I am confident that the training will be of use in my daily practice of pharmacy as a clinical pharmacist in a community health center with a behavioral health program. Thank you.
Dr Karen Hansen (17 Jan 2018)
Good information, but the sound editing was horrible. It was difficult to hear at times and then the next slide would be very loud.
Ms Kim Donnelly (15 Jan 2018)
Informative presentation. Videos were powerful.
Ms MARIE CERMAK RPh (14 Jan 2018)
Lots of useful information. The sound varied from ok to inaudible, depending on presenter.
Mrs Mona Dunn (14 Jan 2018)
very informative
Dr Vickie Landkammer (13 Jan 2018)
way longer than it needed to be
Karen deLacy (13 Jan 2018)
I felt this course could have been done in a more concise, shorter format
Mr John Smasal (11 Jan 2018)
Good information but the production was rough. Squealing, buzzing, volume levels varying and some typos seen.
David Stanley (10 Jan 2018)
A real eye opener. Thanks for providing this course.
Steven Larson (9 Jan 2018)
I was pleasantly surprised with this courses. I really appreciated the LEARN acronym and practical tips given throughout.
Ms Phyllis Hunt (8 Jan 2018)
I also had some problems with the sound quality.At times it was quite soft
Sally Logan (7 Jan 2018)
I think that all pharmacists, not just those licensed in Washington, should take this training.
Ms Mandy Liu (7 Jan 2018)
The course reminds me of the importance of humanity and intervention. Thank you for your persistence and advocacy on suicide prevention. I appreciate all the efforts put in to make the requirement possible fro WA.
Dr Ji Young Kim RPh (6 Jan 2018)
I wish they used a better recording system.
Mrs Robyn Agnew (6 Jan 2018)
very informative
Howard Crabtree (6 Jan 2018)
This should be a one-hour voluntary course.
Julie Parrott (5 Jan 2018)
Information could have been conveyed in a much shorter time. Was very distracting when moderator(s) kept saying Aaaa... and especially AHMMMM. In one sentence alone I counted 5 times. Would suggest verbal info be read from a script rather than just what came to the mind in a rambling manner
Dr Kelsey Rasmussen (2 Jan 2018)
Really enjoyed the final role play scenario and the empathetic vs. sympathy cartoon.
Susan Petty (1 Jan 2018)
This train could have been accomplished in about an hour. Not a three hour training, where the same material was repeated over and over again.
Suzanne Lee (1 Jan 2018)
Very insightful
Mr Kenneth Antles RPh (31 Dec 2017)
This was very eye-opening. It makes me think back to times in my career where I should have responded differently had I had this exposure.
Dr Katie Ball (30 Dec 2017)
Thank you! Very informative.
Mr Minh Huynh (27 Dec 2017)
To be honest, I was really dreading going through this training at first, but haven't completed it now I felt like this is an important training that every pharmacist should go through at least one in her/his life. This training really provided me with a much better understanding not only of the prevalence of suicide in America, but how to carry out the appropriate steps in recognizing and preventing it from ever happening. Thank so much for all of your effort in putting this training together, it has been a great learning experience!
Dr Jessica Hilton PharmD (23 Dec 2017)
This was a great course! Very informative.
Mrs Karen Johnsen (20 Dec 2017)
Poor sound quality at times.
Mr Bruno Perri RPh, FASCP, BCGP (5 Sep 2017)
Thank you, this course was very good. Sometimes the audio track was a little rough and loud.


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