The Self-Harm Assessment and Management Programme for General Hospitals- SAMAGH- is an evidence-informed training programme that addresses the knowledge gaps and needs of clinical sub-groups of patients who present with self-harm to hospital. SAMAGH is an advanced training programme aimed for healthcare professionals supporting patients who self-harm. Assessment and management of self-harm patients within time and resource limited settings such as hospitals can be challenging and complex. SAMAGH aims to improve the assessment and management of self-harm patients within hospital settings.
The SAMAGH training programme is an advanced training, designed for healthcare professionals working in hospital settings who are in contact with patients presenting with self-harm. SAMAGH is funded by the Health Research Board Ireland.
The SAMAGH Training Programme is a two-day course. Upon successful completion, participants receive a certificate of attendance.
Before attending the two-day course, participants are required to complete an online E-learning Programme (www.suicideresearchpreventionelearning.com). When participants register to attend the SAMAGH Training Programme, they will be emailed instructions to complete the E-Learning, one week before the two-day training. The E-Learning is composed by 8 modules where key concepts and background to self-harm and suicide prevention are introduced to participants.
Requirements for Successful Course Completion:
- Complete the E-Learning Programme
- Attend the 2 day simulation training
The training components of the SAMAGH training programme are summarised in the figure below.
Brookfield Health Sciences Centre
University College Cork
SAMAGH is a certified short course for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Upon completion of the training programme, successful participants will receive 10 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).