4005.0 Technology Theater Session 3: Infant Mortality and Counseling for Suicide Prevention

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is a public health process to examine selected infant deaths. This part of the session will discuss resources available to initiate FIMR in your region as well as interventions that work. The second presentation will discuss suicide prevention in youth through limiting access to means of suicide. It offers strategies to family members of youth at high-risk for suicide for restricting access to lethal means.
Session Objectives: Paper One: Describe the components of the fetal and infant mortality review (FIMR) methodology. Discuss two elements that make the FIMR methodology unique. List four examples of interventions that local FIMR programs have implemented. Identify resources available to initiate FIMR in your region. Paper two: Explain the importance of limiting youth access to lethal means as a suicide prevention strategy. List some strategies for talking to family members of youth at high-risk for suicide about restricting access to lethal means

Welcoming Remarks
Fetal and infant mortality review: Empowering community to take action after infant death
Sarah 'Jodi' Shaefer, PhD, RN, Kathleen Buckley, MSN CNM, Janice Smiley, MSN, RN, Michael Smith, Kristie Steyer and Vernon Adkins

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Organized by: APHA-Technology Theater

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)