Preventing Firearm Injury: What Clinicians Can Do

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Welcome to Preventing Firearm Injury: What Clinicians Can Do

This course focuses on several areas where clinicians can help reduce the risk of firearm-related injury and death, including suicide, dementia, intimate partner violence, unintentional injury, and mass shootings.

We’ll begin by introducing the 3A’s Framework for reducing firearm injury. Then we’ll guide you through three case studies. Each case documents a clinician-patient encounter in which the clinician uses the 3A’s to identify risk and work with the patient to reduce that risk.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the clinician’s role in preventing firearm injuries
  • Identify patients at increased risk for firearm injury
  • Engage in conversations about firearm injury prevention with patients
  • Apply interventions appropriate to the level and type of risk

Additional Information

  • This course is free and will take you about 60 minutes to complete. You can start and stop whenever is convenient for you.
  • This course provides an opportunity for participants to earn one Continuing Education (CE) credit. In order to earn the CE credit, participants must complete all activities, pass the final quiz by answering at least 70% of the questions correctly, and complete an unscored course evaluation.
  • The planners, faculty, and other individuals in control of content of this course have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of California Medical Association (CMA) and the BulletPoints Project. The CMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The CMA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This enduring material was released July 19, 2022 and will expire on July 18, 2025.
  • The BulletPoints Project is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The BulletPoints Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Photo portrait of Dr. Amy Barnhorst

This course was developed by the BulletPoints Project, a program of the California Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California, Davis. BulletPoints aims to teach medical and mental health care providers how to reduce the risk of firearm-related injury and death in their patients. The course is taught by Dr. Amy Barnhorst, the Director of the BulletPoints Project and a Professor of Psychiatry and Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.