Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale — C-SSRS Discharge Assessment

Conference: 2014 Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention — Broadening the View • Extending the Reach

Friday, Mar 14, 2014
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine Workshop/Presentation: B1: Implementing the C-SSRS: From Crisis, to the Emergency Room, and into the Psychiatric Hospital
MODERATOR: Rebecca Emmons, MPH | PANELISTS: Geoffrey Nappi, LCPC, James Wolak, MD, Robert McCarley, MD

The Psychometric Properties of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) are used extensively across primary care, clinical practice, surveillance, research, and institutional settings. The C-SSRS has been associated with decreased burden by reducing unnecessary interventions and redirecting limited resources. Following last year’s Beyond the Basics presentation by one of its developers, Dr. Kelly Posner, more sites have implemented the scale here in Maine. This panel, with representatives from a behavioral health emergency room, a psychiatric hospital and a crisis provider will explore why they have adopted the scale, how it is being used and what have been their experiences using the scale.