Title

Preventing Veteran Suicide in Polk County, OR

Date

5-31-2018 8:00 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 10:00 AM

Location

WUC Summit Room

Session Chair

Angie Docherty

Session Chair

Patti Warkentin

Session Title

Leadership in Nursing: Process Improvement posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patti Warkentin, Angela Docherty

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

AIM: The overall purpose of this project is to improve the knowledge, use of suicide prevention strategies, and enhance community resource access to military veterans and their families in Polk County, Oregon. DESIGN: Collaboration with local agencies initiated a process improvement plan to enhance suicide prevention utilizing the logic model. This included focus on educating veterans in Polk County using QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training and designing of Polk County Veteran Resource and Medical Guides. FINDINGS: 100% of the veterans who underwent QPR training report an increase in knowledge of how to speak to a person with suicidal ideation and access to and knowledge of local resources through Polk County veteran-specific pamphlets. NEXT STEPS: In order to continue educating veterans and their loved ones about their options and resources, it is recommend veterans and other community members undergo QPR education. For female veterans specifically, who are at a disproportionately higher risk of completing suicide, it is recommended the community establish population-specific support groups to address population-specific needs.

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May 31st, 8:00 AM May 31st, 10:00 AM

Preventing Veteran Suicide in Polk County, OR

WUC Summit Room

AIM: The overall purpose of this project is to improve the knowledge, use of suicide prevention strategies, and enhance community resource access to military veterans and their families in Polk County, Oregon. DESIGN: Collaboration with local agencies initiated a process improvement plan to enhance suicide prevention utilizing the logic model. This included focus on educating veterans in Polk County using QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training and designing of Polk County Veteran Resource and Medical Guides. FINDINGS: 100% of the veterans who underwent QPR training report an increase in knowledge of how to speak to a person with suicidal ideation and access to and knowledge of local resources through Polk County veteran-specific pamphlets. NEXT STEPS: In order to continue educating veterans and their loved ones about their options and resources, it is recommend veterans and other community members undergo QPR education. For female veterans specifically, who are at a disproportionately higher risk of completing suicide, it is recommended the community establish population-specific support groups to address population-specific needs.