Conference 2017 | Suicide Prevention Training | July

Shoreline, WA US
July 13, 2017

Thursday | July 13, 2017 

This conference is on the model list and meets the requirement for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses.

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Who Should Attend this Conference?

Registered nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, community and public health nurses, nurse educators, licensed practical nurses, physicians, physician assistants, occupational therapists, social workers, counselors, community members, and other interested healthcare professionals.

About the Conference

Healthcare providers play a critical role in the recognition, prevention and treatment of suicidal behavior and would benefit from the content presented at this conference. With over 42,000 suicide deaths per year in the U.S., identifying risk and protective factors for suicide as well as strategies for intervention is vital. This conference focuses on suicide and self-injury assessment, treatment and management, as well as suicide prevention in special populations including U.S. veterans. The conference is on the Washington State Department of Health's model list and completion of this course fulfills the requirement for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses and other healthcare providers (RCW 43.70.442) and has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health. Teaching methods include didactic presentations, discussion and interactive practice with suicide prevention tools. 

Once you complete this workshop, you are eligible to facilitate a group session at your facility, using our online Facilitator Course.

What previous attendees have said...

"The UWCNE course on suicide prevention was so good it took the sting out of mandatory education." —Donna Poole, MSN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, Preceptor of the Year  2010

"The resources like suicide lines that allow you to text instead of talking to someone will definitely be of help to my clients.”

"I think the best part is getting the practice to ask the uncomfortable questions. I come from a cultural background where we don't talk about these kinds of things. So it was good to hear it's okay to to be more direct.”

"The concept of impulsive action in a suicide attempt was new to me."

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe risk and protective factors influencing suicide risk.
  2. Discuss facilitators and barriers to implementing suicide prevention measures.
  3. Demonstrate suicide risk assessment, treatment and management skills.
  4. Apply suicide risk assessment, treatment and management strategies to case scenarios.

Conference Brochure

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  • Suicide and Self-Injury Assessment
  • Management: Overview of Medications, Safety Plans, Tools and Resources 
  • Treatment including Virtual Hope Box
  • Special Populations and Suicide Prevention including U.S. Veterans    
  • Discussion of:     
  1. Roles of Nursing in Suicide Prevention
  2. Aftermath/Grief
  3. Working with an Interpreter
  4. Cultural Considerations
  5. Self-Directed Violence/Self-Injury

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Conference Materials and Information


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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 6.50 Contact hours
Event starts: 
07/13/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
07/13/2017 - 3:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 6.50 Contact hours


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