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Author: Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT
Contact hours: 6
AOTA CEUs: 0.6
Expiration date: September 1, 2024
Course price: $49
50% off thru 01-15-2024--Use Code AMJ during payment.
The purpose of this course is to educate healthcare professionals and others about the scope and seriousness of suicide. It identifies groups who are disproportionally affected by suicide, provides information about suicide screening, discusses psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments, describes the role of supportive third parties, spells out practical guidelines to reduce access to lethal means, and relates aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans.
If you reside in Washington State, please click on the course link to access:
- About Suicide in Washington State, 6 units (for 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)
- About Suicide Screening, Referral, and Imminent Harm in Washington State, 3 units (for for certified counselors and advisers, chemical dependence professionals, chiropractors, occupational therapists and assistants, physical therapists and assistants, pharmacists, and dentists)
Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants*.
ATrain Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved provider #6558. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.6 CEUs, introductory, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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.
Conflict of Interest/Commercial Support Disclosure
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.
When you finish this course you will be able to*:
- Describe the recent scope of suicide nationally and worldwide.
- Relate 3 warning signs and 3 risk factors related to suicidal ideation and behaviors.
- Describe 5 demographic groups disproportionately impacted by suicide.
- List 3 gender differences related to suicidal ideation and behaviors.
- Explain the 4 main components of suicide risk screening and assessment.
- Describe the 2 main components of management of suicidal patients.
- Define lethal means.
- Relate 3 reasons why safety planning is a critical part of care for suicidal patients.
- Describe 4 main components of social and community support.
- Explain 3 aspects of military culture that may affect the incidence of suicide in active-duty military and veterans.
*Please note: attainment of course objectives will be assessed in the course evaluation.