Preventing Late-Life Suicide - SW277G

Preventing Late-Life Suicide

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
SW277G
(4.6 / 135 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (1.00 CE ClockHr)

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Summary:

Suicide is a public health concern, and risks are often overlooked in elderly patients. While in recent years there has been a shift to higher suicide rates in middle age, there is still concern regarding suicide risk in older adults, especially males. The changes in suicide rates can be found at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention web site. Alarmingly, hospitalized patients at high risk for suicide are not consistently referred for a psychiatric evaluation. Healthcare providers also frequently miss opportunities for mental health diagnosis and referral in primary care settings. To have an impact on late-life suicide, healthcare providers must know what symptoms to look for and routinely screen for depression to determine suicide risk.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education module is to enhance nurses’, occupational therapists’, and social workers’ ability to identify and evaluate at-risk older adults to prevent late-life suicide. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Recognize three important clinical clues to late-life suicide.
  • Identify the risk factors for late-life suicide.
  • Describe the evaluation and prevention of late-life suicide.
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for social workers.
 
Social workers: 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/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Previous Provider 
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. OnCourse Learning maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2017 to February 15, 2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 general continuing education clock hour.
 
OnCourse Learning, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0401. This approval is for a three-year term beginning August 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2019.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Current Provider
Relias LLC, provider # 1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018 - 02/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 general continuing education clock hours.
 
Relias LLC is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
Relias, LLC, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0009. This approval is for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020.
 
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-interactive
Instructional Method: Narrative 
 

Audience
 
Social Workers
Social Work Practice Levels: Intermediate
 
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
 
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
 
Jurisdictional Requirements
 
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here.
 
Accommodations for Disabilities
 
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
 
Grievance Procedure
 
Relias LLC is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Relias LLC will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of members of the Provider Unit Planning Committee and continuing education division.
 
While Relias LLC attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
 
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from a member of the Provider Unit Planning Committee or designated staff within 5 working days.
 
If the results of the grievance process are unsatisfactory, New Jersey social workers have the option to contact the approving entity, with an option to appeal to their licensing board.
 
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919

Course Originally Released on: 3/11/2002
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/20/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/20/2022

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.

 

For Florida professionals:

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Yoke L - Irving, TX  ·  Apr 01, 2020
I personally think that his course is important because most of the time, older adults are overlooked. Some of the myths discussed in the training often misled helping profession, therefore, minimize the severity of any depressive/hopelessness symptoms experienced by older adults.
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Shauna S - Hurst, TX  ·  Apr 01, 2020
Valuable information.
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Bridget G - Reading, PA  ·  Mar 31, 2020
very educational and easy to understand the material
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Sheree O - Grand Prairie, TX  ·  Mar 31, 2020
Good information, especially for someone who has little experience with late life suicide and the elderly population
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Melanie W - Torrington, WY  ·  Mar 27, 2020
Will use this information.
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