Preventing Late-Life Suicide
by Instructor: Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE
Credentialed for: Social Work CEUs | ContinuingEducation.com

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNE, is a clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric nursing with extensive experience in geriatric psychiatry. She is currently an online SON faculty member at Capella University. The author has declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Connie Vogel, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CNE has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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    1.00HOURS

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    DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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    1.00HOURS

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  • Georgia Board of Nursing

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    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE277-60
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-09-20
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the evaluation and prevention of late-life suicide.; Identify the risk factors for late-life suicide; Recognize three important clinical clues to late-life suicide
  • Outline:

    1.       Understanding Basics

    2.       Suicide

    3.       The Trouble with Myths

    4.       Seeing the Smoke Before the Fire

    5.       Tools of the Trade

    6.       Verbal Warnings of Suicide

    7.       Getting to the Root

    8.       A plan of Action

    9.       Safe Environment

    10.   Know the risk

    11.   Strengthen thinking and coping strategies

    12.   Treatment strategies

    13.   When You Have Done Your Best

    14.   Survivors

    15.   Legal Options at End-of-Life

    16.   Prevention is the Best Medicine!

    17.   Resources, Referrals, and Information Sources  

  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Occupational Therapists; Social Workers; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

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