Online Education | Suicide Prevention Training 2016
New Version Available!
Enrollment has closed for this online training. Please go to https://www.uwcne.org/suicideprevention-online to register for the updated version of UWCNE's Suicide Prevention Training.
Learners currently enrolled in this training should complete all activities by November 20, 2019. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for assistance.
Healthcare providers play a critical role in the recognition, prevention and treatment of suicidal behavior. 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 course focuses on suicide and self-injury assessment, treatment and management, as well as suicide prevention in special populations including U.S. veterans.
Lectures were recorded at a conference presented in September 2016 in Seattle, Washington and will be available for three years.
This course is on the model list and meets the requirement for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses (RCW 43.70.442). Teaching methods include handouts, interactive videos and case-studies with discussion.
Who would benefit from this training
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.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be better able to:
- Describe risk and protective factors influencing suicide risk.
- Discuss facilitators and barriers to implementing suicide prevention measures.
- Demonstrate suicide risk assessment, treatment and management skills.
- Apply suicide risk assessment, treatment and management strategies to case scenarios.
- Introduction (Context, Attitudes, Statistics, Vocabulary, Additional Considerations)
- Assessment (Risk Factors, Protective Factors, Screening/Special Considerations for Veterans and Active Duty Military)
- Management (Safety Planning, Making a Safety Plan, Resources, Role Play)
- Treatment (Hospitalization, Medication, Virtual Hope Box, Other Resources)
- Other Dimensions of Importance (Role of Nurses, Self-Injury, Cultural Considerations, Postvention)
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- Take the pre-test.
- View and complete the interactive presentations.
- Study the handouts.
- Achieve 80% or higher on the post-test. You can take the post-test as many times as you wish.
- Complete the evaluation.
After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.
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Sue Eastgard, MSW
Director of Training and Clinical Programs, Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, UW School of Social Work, Seattle
Sue Eastgard has over 30 years of experience in mental health and suicide prevention, including work as a clinician, manager and director of crisis services and suicide prevention efforts. Ms. Eastgard founded the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State in 1999 and served as its director until June 2011. She is a certified facilitator for a variety of suicide assessment and intervention training programs.
Elaine Walsh, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Associate Professor, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
Elaine Walsh is certified as a Child/Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has extensive experience working on suicide prevention with hospitals, schools and community-based organizations. In addition, she has trained and supervised clinicians working with high-risk individuals. Dr. Walsh’s research interests include prevention of suicide and co-occurring behaviors, program evaluation and translation of research interventions to community-based settings.
- Sue Eastgard, MSW, Director of Training and Clinical Programs, Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention/School of Social Work, UW, Seattle
- Joan Riesland, MEd, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner and Continuing Education Specialist, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
- Elaine Walsh, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, Associate Professor, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing, Seattle
- 6.50 Contact hours