In 2020, 42% of United States households reported owning a firearm. While access to firearms is associated with increased risk for injury and death, safe firearm storage is associated with decreased risk. Clinicians need information on how to appropriately screen for self-harm or harm of others by firearms when talking to their patients about guns and gun safety. When a patient answers positively about a gun in the home and concerns about self or those with whom they live, clinicians must know how to advise, direct, and refer. This program will provide insight and solid solutions for caring for patients while addressing firearm safety.
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™