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The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) hosts monthly webinars to provide information and facilitate discussion on a variety of topics related to psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The webinars are open to the public, and many provide continuing education. Past DCoE webinars can be viewed on the DCoE YouTube channel.

Evidence-based Management of Suicide Risk Behavior: A Guideline Perspective

December 15, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

The Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) formed a partnership in 1998 called the VA/DoD Evidence-based Practice Work Group. This group develops clinical practice guidelines to improve the quality of care and health management across both the Veterans Health Administration and the Military Health System. Active participants in the group include multi-disciplinary experts from DoD, Army, Navy, Air Force and the VA.

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) plays an integral role in this joint work group. Among other things, DCoE develops clinical support tools to promote provider compliance with clinical practice guidelines for psychological health conditions.

In January 2015, DoD and VA released four clinical support tools to promote compliance with the 2013 “VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Patients at Risk for Suicide.” The tools feature evidence-based practices to help health care professionals treat military members, and their families, at risk for suicide.

This webinar will focus on how to access, implement and disseminate these tools. Webinar participants will learn to:

  • Understand the joint partnership purpose
  • Evaluate the role of the joint work group
  • Analyze clinician input in evidence-based guideline development
  • Know where to find implementation tools and education resources
  • Examine challenges to implementation

Presenters

M. Eric Rodgers, Ph.D., FNP-BC
Acting Nurse Executive, Quality, Standards and Programs, and Director
Evidence-based Practice Program, Office of Quality, Safety and Value
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, D.C.
James Sall, Ph.D., FNP-BC
Clinical Quality Program Specialist
Evidence-based Practice Program, Office of Quality, Safety and Value
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, D.C.
Cmdr. Angela Williams, Psy.D.
Chief, evidenced-based practice
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Silver Spring, Maryland

Moderators

Maj. Demietrice L. Pittman, Ph.D.
Chief, implementation science
Deployment Health Clinical Center
Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG).  You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) Dec. 15, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. 

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Registration

Sign up for the webinar. Please note, registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing PESG account. Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.

Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team.

 

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