Oregon Firearm Safety Toolkit: This website highlights research on firearm safety with patients at risk of suicide conducted by Drs. Keys, Marino, Wolsko (OSU-Cascades), and Pennavaria (at the time of the research, LaPine Community Health Center). The website also contains a number of communication tools and training videos based on this research. The training videos demonstrate specific communication skills to pursue when having a conversation about firearms with a suicidal patient or family member.
Addressing Firearm Safety with Patients at Risk of Suicide: This free course is designed to help primary care physicians and other types of healthcare providers working in rural settings develop better communication skills, comfort, and confidence when having conversations about firearm safety with patients who are suicidal. This course is specific to firearm safety and does not focus on other methods of suicide. The course is approved to meet Oregon Health Authority Cultural Competence Continuing Education (CCCE) training requirements. Upon completion of the course, you will be directed to a link to provide your email address to receive your completion certificate by email. Because of the sensitive nature of the course material, this course is intended for health professionals only and is password protected. Individuals who are in the health professions may receive the password by sending an email request.
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