ATrain Education

 

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

About Suicide in Washington State, 6 units

This course is approved by the Washington State Department of Health. These professions must take a six-hour course on suicide assessment, treatment, and management: nurses, social workers, licensed mental health professionals, marriage and family therapists, naturopaths, osteopathic physicians/surgeons/physician assistants, physicians and physician assistants, psychologists, and retired active licensees. Approval #TRNG.TG.60817428-SUIC.

Author:
Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP

Fran Laughton is a nurse practitioner who earned an RN from City College of San Francisco, a BSN from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an MSN from Sonoma State University.

Fran Laughton is the co-founder, assistant director, and clinical coordinator for the Registered Nursing program at Mendocino College in Ukiah, California. She has classroom and clinical content certification by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing in Medical-Surgical, Psychiatry, Maternal/Child, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology, and is the lead instructor for these content areas. In addition, Fran is in private practice as a family nurse practitioner.



  • Contact hours:
  • Pharmacotherapy hours: 0
  • Expiration date: December 21, 2019
  • Course price: $59

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals and others in Washington State about the scope and seriousness of suicide. It includes information about suicide risk screening and assessment, identifies groups who are disproportionality affected by suicide, discusses psychosocial and pharmacological treatment methods, describes the role of supportive third parties in reducing suicide ideation and behaviors, relates aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans, explains protective factors, and spells out practical guidelines that can reduce access to lethal means.

ATrain Education, Inc. is an approved provider by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The following course information applies to occupational therapy professionals:

  • Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, OTAs
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate
  • Content Focus: Category 1—Domain of OT, Client Factors; Category 2—Occupational Therapy Process, Outcomes

Criteria for Successful Completion

80% or higher on the post test, a completed evaluation form, and payment where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Accreditation Information

Objectives: When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the scope of suicide in Washington State and nationally.
  • Explain the 4 main components of suicide risk screening and assessment.
  • State 5 groups that are disproportionately impacted by suicide.
  • Relate 3 differences between high risk of suicide and low risk.
  • Describe 3 commonly used psychosocial techniques that have been shown to reduce the risk of suicidal ideation and behaviors.
  • Explain 3 reasons why psychiatric medications may reduce suicidal ideations and behaviors.
  • Relate 3 reasons why supportive third parties can help reduce suicidal ideation and behaviors in their communities.
  • Explain 3 aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans.
  • Describe 3 protective factors against suicidal ideation and suicidal behaviors for veteran populations.
  • Define lethal means.

    Instructions
  • Online
  • Study the course, take the test, register and pay, print your certificate. Done!

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  • Take the Test