Assessing Suicide Risk: Detecting, Responding, Preventing AAMA

Assessing Suicide Risk: Detecting, Responding, Preventing

Course Expiration Date: 5/1/20

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This presentation will provide participants with suicide risk and protective factor information.

Instructor:  Kathy Fitzsimmons, RN, MEd., PhD

Target Audience: Licensed Nurse, Social Worker, Medical Assistants, and any other interested Healthcare Providers

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the population affected by suicide in the United States.
  • Use a suicide risk assessment tool.
  • Respond appropriately to a person at risk of suicide.
  • Implement prevention strategies in their practice setting.

Length of Course: 2 hours

Credit Statements:

Certified Medical Assistants: This program, #136065,  has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for  1.5 ACG credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

Others:This program is approved for 0.2 CEUs (2.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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