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Washington Suicide Prevention Training

Contact Hours Awarded: 6

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Course Overview

Washington Suicide Prevention Training

Author: Kayla M. Cavicchio

Suicide is a leading cause of death globally. With over 48,000 deaths in the United States alone, suicide is considered a major mental health emergency and needs to be addressed in a timely manner. Healthcare providers have a duty to thoroughly assess each patient they interact with to identify those in need and ensure patients receive the right treatment. 

Course Outline

  1. Introduction: Definition and Terminology 
  2. Suicide Assessment 
  3. The Interview: Gathering Information 
  4. Suicide Risk, Protective Factors, and Warning Signs 
  5. Non-Suicidal Self-injury 
  6. Understanding the Risk of Suicide: Using Assessment Information 
  7. Suicide Risk: Documentation 
  8. Actions and Referrals for the Various Levels of Suicide Risk  
  9. Management and Treatment 
  10. Substance Abuse Care 
  11. Safety Planning Strategies and Monitoring the Usage of the Safety Plan 
  12. Obtaining Support and Engagement from Third Parties 
  13. Restricting Access to Lethal Means 
  14. Transition of Care: Discharge and Referrals for Continuity of Care 
  15. Veteran Populations 
  16. Suicide Loss Survivors 
  17. Conclusion 

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 Washington Suicide Prevention Training​. It will take the average learner 360 minutes to complete and awards 6 contact hours of continuing education.

Course Outcomes

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

  1. Summarize the significance of the suicide assessment. 
  2. List two suicide screening tools. 
  3. Describe a non-pharmacological treatment for patients with a history of self-harm. 

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)
  • New York State Department of Education Child Abuse #80996
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)
  • Washington Department of Health (TRNG.TG.61473789-SUIC)

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: April 09, 2024

Course Expires on: April 09, 2027

Course Offering: #358