Suicide Prevention: Assessment, Treatment, and Risk Management of At-Risk Populations - SW60242

Suicide Prevention: Assessment, Treatment, and Risk Management of At-Risk Populations

by Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE
(4.6 / 614 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Social Work (6.00 CE ClockHr)

Price: $40.00
CE-PRO Price: $20.00


Worldwide, suicide was the 18th leading cause of death in 2016, with the highest rates found in countries with advanced healthcare. People with substance use, borderline personality disorder, anorexia nervosa, depression, and bipolar disorder have the highest risk. CDC statistics indicate that all age groups are affected, with some specific concerns for older adults and for adolescents. There has, however, also been a startling rise in suicide among middle-aged Americans. Percentage increases for middle-aged Americans are the highest for any age group, and the CDC has identified the suicide rate among middle-aged Americans as a public health concern. This course provides nurses, advanced practice nurses, licensed vocational nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, and psychologists with information about the issue of suicide and its prevention strategies and will help them meet the Washington State requirement on suicide prevention.


This course has been approved for 6 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2018.
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide nurses, advanced practice nurses, licensed vocational nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, and psychologists with information about the issue of suicide and prevention strategies and to help them meet the Washington State requirement on suicide prevention. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Conduct a comprehensive and effective suicide assessment
  • Discuss the treatment and management of a client who is at risk for suicide
  • Describe the risk of harm through self-injurious behaviors
  • Identify interventions for limiting access to means of suicide
  • Discuss the populations at high risk for suicide, including military veterans
  • Identify legal and ethical issues related to managing suicidal clients
  • Discuss profession-specific roles and interprofessional (IP) team communication and collaboration
  • Identify the process for referrals and resources

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, licensed vocational nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, and psychologists.
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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This training program, TRNG.TG.60739204-SUIC, has been approved for 6.0 hours by the Washington State Department of Health from August 20, 2019 to July 1, 2021.
OnCourse Learning, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 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 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (provider # 50-1489).
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.
Course delivery format: Online Self-Study, Non-interactive
Instructional Method: Narrative with clinical vignette
Social Workers
Social Work Practice Levels: Advanced
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
OnCourse Learning is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. OnCourse Learning 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 OnCourse Learning 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: 1/20/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/26/2022

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.


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Elizabeth V - San Rafael, CA  ·  Oct 16, 2019
It is straightforward but not engaging or interactive. More information-based.
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Kathryn H - Richmond, CA  ·  Oct 16, 2019
Focusing on other states in addition to WA would have been helpful
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Daniel K - ,  ·  Oct 15, 2019
thorough, across settings and populations.
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Brad F - San Rafael, CA  ·  Oct 14, 2019
Current, comprehensive and reflective of best practices.
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Jennifer G - Arlington, TX  ·  Oct 12, 2019
Great information and learned a lot
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Price: $40.00
CE-PRO Price: $20.00