Kentucky: Suicide Prevention, 2 units

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.

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

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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
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  • 2.00 Contact hours
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Available Credit

  • 2.00 Contact hours


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