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About Suicide Screening, Referral, and Imminent Harm in Washington State, 3 units

This course is approved by the Washington State Department of Health for certified counselors and advisers, chemical dependence professionals, chiropractors, occupational therapists and assistants*, physical therapists and assistants, pharmacists, and dentists. Approval #TRNG.TG.60824032-SUIC.

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   Fran Laughton, RN, PHN, MSN, FNP
   Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Contact hours: 3
AOTA CEUs: 0.3
Expiration date: December 21, 2023
Course price: $39

Course Summary

This course contains information on the scope of suicide in Washington State and nationally, warning signs, suicide screening and referral, and assessment of issues related to imminent harm via lethal means.

Target Audience

Certified counselors and advisers, chemical dependence professionals, chiropractors, optometrists, pharmacists, occupational therapists and assistants, physical therapists and assistants*, dentists, and dental hygienists. 

image*If you are an occupational therapy professional, you may need this information for licensure:

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

Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.


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Course Objectives

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

  1. Explain the scope of suicide in the United States and Washington State.
  2. Relate 5 warning signs for suicide.
  3. Describe 3 principles of effective suicide screening.
  4. Describe one appropriate referral resource each for high, medium, and low-risk clients.
  5. Define imminent harm.
  6. Describe the 2 responsibilities of pharmacists related to suicide prevention.

    *Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.