Using the ICAR2E Tool to Care for Suicidal Patients in Emergency Settings
Sixty percent of emergency nurses report having no behavioral health education since licensure, and many EDs do not have immediate access to psychiatric providers who can stratify risk for patients at risk of suicide. This tool was developed by ENA in collaboration with ACEP for nurses to identify patients at risk for suicide when psychiatric services are not readily available. The presenter is Lisa A. Wolf, PhD, RN, CEN, FAEN.
Learner Outcome:Upon completion of this course, the emergency room nurse will be able to identify barriers to suicide screening processes, identify processes by which the patient presenting to the ED can be assessed for suicide and kept safe as necessary, and develop an understanding of types of suicide prevention.
The planners and presenters of this course have no conflicts of interest and there was no commercial support of this activity. The course will provide 1.10 contact hours of CNE, upon complete review of course module, successful completion of quiz, and submitting an evaluation. Course expires 3/27/2022.
The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Unit No. P0232
The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.