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Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Nurses

Learn about the various risk factors associated with suicide, with a special focus on chronic toxic stress—a burdensome reality that pervades the lives of both patients and healthcare professionals

Patricia Dunn
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About this course

Nurses, serving on the healthcare frontlines, are uniquely positioned to identify and intervene in cases of suicidal ideation among patients. This vital role, however, comes with its own challenges and stresses, which unfortunately places nurses at an increased risk of suicide. Learning more about suicide is important for nurses, not just because of patient care, but also for the nurses’ wellbeing. In this course, participants will delve into a comprehensive discussion of the various risk factors associated with suicide, with a special focus on chronic toxic stress—a burdensome reality that pervades the lives of both patients and healthcare professionals. The curriculum underscores the importance of a systematic and coordinated approach to suicide prevention that encompasses various care settings. It also addresses the intricate legal and ethical considerations surrounding suicide, providing critical guidance in navigating these complex situations. Amidst rising suicide rates, this course aims to enhance the abilities and awareness of nurses, promoting a culture of safety, early detection, and optimal care, while simultaneously acknowledging and addressing their own vulnerability to this pervasive public health issue. This course satisfies the 2-hour continuing education requirement for suicide prevention in both the general and nursing populations, as mandated by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

CE Broker ID20-1086886
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
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Patricia Dunn DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse and 20 years as a Registered Nurse. She has served as an APRN for Florida Pain Institute, Heart Rhythm Associates of Brevard, House Calls of Central Florida. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Walden University, Minneapolis.

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Dawn O.Nutritionist
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I am always interested in continuing education in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition and mental health. Your course was well written, well organized and helpful in meeting state licensure requirements.

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Cristina GRegistered Nurse
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I appreciate the convenience of the course being online and accessible through my phone and that it directly reports to CEBroker to support mandated education requirements.

Allison B.Nurse Practitioner
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I really loved this information. I was hospitalized last year for almost a month and I noticed multiple medical errors (not being hooked up to my IV multiple times, given wrong medication which caused my sodium to be very low, etc.) which lengthened my stay. I can now define those exact errors and better understand what happened to me. I hate that these medical errors are so common and I appreciate how well laid out your breakdown and categorization of them was.

Ronald H.Dentist
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I am always looking for concise ,thorough, and up to date continuing education, and this course provided exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

Meghan L.Physician
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Enjoyed this course! It squarely met my license renewal requirement as a physician. It was well-written, and an altogether enjoyable read.


Passing Grade

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.1+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
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