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Best Practices for Suicide Screening and Prevention Among Adults with Traumatic Injury2021

Type: New Practice Management Guideline (PMG)
Category: Injury Prevention
Committee Liaison: Patrick B Murphy, MD, MPH, MSc


Team leader(s)

Statement:
Suicide, a leading cause of death in the United States, is a major public health issue.  Individuals treated for traumatic injury are at heightened risk for suicide compared to the general population. Trauma providers are uniquely positioned to assess suicide risk and intervene to prevent suicide among those identified as at risk. Despite this, no practice guideline for suicide prevention in trauma centers exists.

Team members:
• Andrew Schramm, PhD (Team leader)
• Patrick B Murphy, MD, MPH, MSc
• Michael C Smith, MD
• Sheree A. Bray, MD
•Randeep Jawa, MD
Lisa M. Kodadek, MD
•Sara Kohlbeck, MPH
•Julie Owen, MD
•Susan Cronn, DNP, FNP-BC
•Amanda Teichman, MD


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