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Safe Spaces: Suicide Prevention in Healthcare

Thursday, May 4 at the Oquendo Campus, 5-8:30pm. Earn up to 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Healthcare professionals face a mental health crisis

According to mental health researchers, physicians and nurses represent one of the highest risk groups of suicide among the general population, and suicide is regarded as an occupational hazard in the healthcare industry.

During this FREE three-hour didactic CME course, 'Safe Spaces: Suicide Prevention in Healthcare', our panel will address this concerning topic, and provide you with tools to help provide a safe space at your workplace.



Course Details

Course Learning Objectives
1. Identify signs, symptoms, and risk factors unique to healthcare provider suicide.

2. Explain interventions, resources, and support networks specific to healthcare providers.

3. Recognize the impact of colleague suicide and the impact of adverse events in health care that lead to the second victim phenomenon.

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Course Agenda - Thursday, May 04 

  • 4:30-5:00 Registration
  • 5:00-5:50 Talk Saves Lives - Troy Repuszka, MSN, RN, LNC
  • 5:50-6:40 Psychiatric Aspects of Suicide: Suicide in the Healthcare Professional. -  Hilary Massey, MD
  • 6:40-7:10 Break/Refreshments
  • 7:10-8:00 Navigating the Impact of Adverse Events - Matt Norvell, PhD
  • 8:00-8:30 Q & A Panel

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Hilary Massey, MD, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral health for the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is a board-certified psychiatrist and the current associate residency program director for the psychiatry residency.  She will be speaking on suicide epidemiology and medical aspects for prevention.


Troy Repuszka, MSN, RN, LNC

Troy Repuszka received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada which is her home country (1996).  She went on to receive her Master’s of Nursing (MSN) from Chamberlain University in Chicago, IL. (2013). Troy started her nursing career in the Emergency Department at Sunrise Hospital here in Las Vegas as a staff nurse.  She has served in many roles throughout her career from clinical nursing to administration/management, regulatory compliance, and operations.  Troy began as a volunteer with AFSP in 2022 to use her knowledge and experience both personally and professionally to raise awareness about suicide prevention.


Matt Norvell, PhD, a pediatric chaplain from Johns Hopkins, will be presenting on second victim and peer support.

Viticus Group designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Location


Viticus Center - Oquendo Campus

2425 E Oquendo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120


ACCME Accredited

Viticus Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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