August 18, 2020 | PHPCN | Suicide Prevention for Vietnam Veterans

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Suicide Prevention for Veterans

Webinar Presented by Jeannie M. Vogt, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPN Clinical Director, Lehigh Valley Hospice

Date: August 18, 2020

Time: 3pm - 4:30 EDT

About the event: The Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network (PHPCN) and Veterans Community Partnership of South Central PA (VCP) serve as WHV Initiative State Leaders and are offering a free 4 part educational series for hospices to better assess and care for Veterans.

 Target Audience: The primary target audience consist of social workers, nurses and chaplains along with members of the Interdisciplinary teams working with Veterans at the end of life.

Facilitator:  Jeannie has worked as the Clinical Director at Lehigh Valley Hospice for 8 years and has 22 years of hospice leadership experience. She has served as a Clinical Nurse Instructor in Community Health nursing for over 10 years and was a charter member of the Veteran Health Program at Lehigh Valley Health Network in 2015.  

Her academic and presenter experience includes the development and presentation of course curriculum for nursing and other health care professionals on topics including but not limited to: Caring for the Dying, Caring for Veterans at End of Life, Pain, and Symptom Management, Understanding clinical research in nursing, Addressing Food Insecurity in  America, Mindfulness and the Dying Experience. Jeannie currently serves on the Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition and serves on the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network Board of Directors.

Event Description:  This knowledge-based presentation will help to prepare hospice providers and other healthcare teams to identify signs of suicidal thoughts and behavior among Veterans. Appropriate suicide assessment tools for identifying high-risk Veterans will be described. Options for intervention and care will be discussed, both within the VA and externally. The one-hour presentation is followed by a 30-minute Q&A with subject matter expert, Jeannie Vogt, RN, MSN, MBA, CHPN, Clinical Director, Lehigh Valley Hospice.

1. Identify signs of suicidal thought/behavior in Veterans
2. Understand and utilize an appropriate assessment tool for defining risk in a Veteran
3. Choose appropriate interventions and best practices for veterans, based on personal knowledge and experience
4. Discuss options for care related to suicidal ideation, both inside the VA and externally

  1. Identify electronic resources useful in supporting ongoing knowledge when caring for a veteran at risk for suicide. 
  2. Discuss effective strategies when working with healthcare teams who have experienced the suicide of a patient. 

Registration:  This is a FREE event. You MUST be a TPN.Health Member in order to access the webinar- if you are not a member please register for your complimentary membership HERE

Continuing Education:  This activity has been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers for approval to award continuing education credit hours of 1.5.