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Screening for Suicide Risk Factors in Pediatrics

Contact Hours Awarded: 1.5

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Course Overview

Screening for Suicide Risk Factors in Pediatrics

Author: Daphne Day

Pediatric patients can be impacted by mental health problems such as depression and stress, and their abilities to cope with those problems can be challenging. Unfortunately, the pediatric population is not exempt from detrimental situations such as suicide. In that regard, it is important to include screenings for suicide risk factors in pediatrics throughout clinical practices to assess suicide risk, and to implement strategies that can potentially prevent suicide attempts or successful acts from occurring. As clinicians, we must all assume responsibility for conducting screenings for suicide risk factors that can assist in recognizing behaviors of concern that indicate the need for interventions. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. The Significance of Screening Tools for Suicide Risk Factors in Pediatrics 
  3. Suicide Risk Factors in Pediatric Populations 
  4. Signs & Symptoms Associated with Suicide  
  5. Interventions for Concerns Related to Suicide Risk Factors 
  6. Management of the Suicidal Patient 
  7. Case Study 
  8. Recommendations 
  9. References

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the importance of screenings for suicide risk factors in pediatrics. It will take the average learner 90 minutes to complete.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Identify appropriate screening tools for pediatric patients. 
  2. Recognize suicide risk factors, based criterion provided via assessments and tools. 
  3. Determine appropriate interventions related to screening results and recommendations. 
  4. Analyze appropriate methods for initiating referrals. 
  5. Choose referrals relevant to individualized cases and reflective of evidence-based practices. 

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: May 13, 2021

Course Expires on: may 13, 2024

Course Offering: #66