Depression and Suicide: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment - JA0008057-0000-19-008-H01-P

Depression and Suicide: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE
JA0008057-0000-19-008-H01-P
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This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy (1.50 Contact Hr)

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Summary:

16.2 million adults reported depression episodes in 2016. The prevalence of depression was highest among adults ages 18 to 25 years. Among adolescents, 12.8% of the population ages 12 to 17 report at least one major depressive episode. In the United States, 40,000 people die by suicide on a yearly basis. Worldwide, 800,000 people die by suicide each year and many more attempt it. Suicide is the 17th leading cause of death worldwide and the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Early detection, assessment, and effective intervention are vital in caring for patients with medical illnesses who may also be suffering from depression. Patients with medical illness are at risk for depression, and depression may be complicating treatment and the ability to recuperate effectively. Underdiagnosed and undertreated depression may be taking an enormous toll on the resources of both the patient and the family.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to help nurses, dietitians, dietary managers, pharmacists, physicians, and social workers to recognize depression and to identify supportive measures to help patients and their loved ones reduce the risk of suicide. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the association between chronic medical conditions and the risk of depression and suicide.
  • Differentiate among suicide attempts, gestures, threats, and ideation.
  • Identify risk factors and core symptoms of depression leading to suicidal ideation.
  • Explore the roles of healthcare providers with regards to screening for depression, developing patient care plans, and providing education and support.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses, dietitians, medical assistants, pharmacists, physicians and social workers.
 
Pharmacists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
 
Type of Activity: Knowledge
 
Initial Release Date: 08/05/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 9/1/2000
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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