Certified Nursing Assistant: Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Health Professionals

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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.

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