Kentucky: Suicide Prevention, 2 units

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ATrain Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education through the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Approval number: 6-0023.

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Kentucky: Suicide Prevention, 2 units—Course Summary

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This course covers suicide prevention in Kentucky and nationally, including information about warning signs and protective and risk factors. It describes how chronic toxic stress and secondary traumatic stress affects nurses, potentially increasing their risk of suicide. The course also discusses pathways to care for nurses at risk for suicide that addresses screening, assessing, safety planning, referrals, and follow-up. Evidence-informed approaches and best practices to reduce suicide rates are covered, as well as the ethical legal considerations of caring for patients and nurses who are suicidal.

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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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.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurse, and nursing students in Kentucky.

Learning Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the scope of suicide in the United States.
  2. List 3 warning signs for suicidal ideation and behaviors.
  3. Describe 5 risk factors for suicidal ideation and behaviors.
  4. Relate 4 job-related concerns that can lead to chronic stress among nurses.
  5. Describe the importance of screening, assessment, and safety planning for patients as risk for suicide.
  6. Understand the importance of evidence-based approaches and best practices in suicide care.
  7. List four commonly accepted ethical principles.
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  • 2.00 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

ATrain Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education through the Kentucky Board of Nursing. Approval number: 6-0023.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 Contact hours


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