Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment & Management (SPRAM) is a web-based, interactive e-Learning series designed to respond to the foundational learning needs of health practitioners working in Addiction and Mental Health (AMH).
SPRAM consists of seven (7) sequential learning modules. The learner is introduced to four (4) distinct character profiles, each depicting a pathway of care within a unique practice setting (i.e., mental health inpatient, corrections etc). Upon completion of the selected pathway, the learner will be provided with a Certificate of Participation (6 CME /CEU study credits). The learner has the option of completing all four (4) character profiles to obtain a maximum of 24 CME/CEU study credits.
SPRAM is considered an Accredited Self- Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Professional Development. SPRAM has been reviewed and approved by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation.
SPRAM supports AHS’ broader strategy, led by the AHS Steering Committee on Suicide Prevention and outlined in the AHS Suicide Prevention Action Plan (2015-2018). The strategy aims to support health practitioners’ competency in suicide prevention, risk assessment and management of individuals at-risk for suicide (Population, Public & Indigenous Health). SPRAM is not intended to replace any existing suicide prevention training, but rather to complement those in existence.
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