Certified Nursing Assistant: Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Health Professionals
22.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

Learning Objectives


By completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors for suicide.
  • Identify the reasons for an increased risk among the veteran population.
  • Describe treatment and management of suicidal ideations (management of suicidal behaviors).
  • Describe the prevalence of suicide within the medical setting.
  • Select appropriate ways of assessing patients at risk for suicide.
  • Screen patients for depression using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2).
  • Screen the severity of suicidality using the Columbia Suicide Risk Assessment.
  • Address safety for patients who are at risk for suicide through lethal means removal and creation of a crisis response plan.
  • Manage with other health care colleagues the patient’s depression and level of suicidality.
  • Plan interventions related to the suicidal patient’s depression and underlying causes.
  • Understand when to refer a suicidal patient to a mental health specialist.
  • Identify various resources available to assist health care providers in managing suicidal risk in patients.


Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Health Professionals

22.95
About the Course

Learning Objectives


By completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify risk factors for suicide.
  • Identify the reasons for an increased risk among the veteran population.
  • Describe treatment and management of suicidal ideations (management of suicidal behaviors).
  • Describe the prevalence of suicide within the medical setting.
  • Select appropriate ways of assessing patients at risk for suicide.
  • Screen patients for depression using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2).
  • Screen the severity of suicidality using the Columbia Suicide Risk Assessment.
  • Address safety for patients who are at risk for suicide through lethal means removal and creation of a crisis response plan.
  • Manage with other health care colleagues the patient’s depression and level of suicidality.
  • Plan interventions related to the suicidal patient’s depression and underlying causes.
  • Understand when to refer a suicidal patient to a mental health specialist.
  • Identify various resources available to assist health care providers in managing suicidal risk in patients.