Suicide and Suicide Prevention

Last updated: December 7, 2020

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to educate health care professionals on the dynamic nature of suicide and interventions to prevent suicide.  Suicide is a complex, multifactorial phenomenon involving various risk factors and warning signs.

Contact Hours:  6.0

Course Price:    $60.00


Eagle Professional Services (EPS) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Florida Board of Nursing, CE provider # 50-29522.

Tracking # 20-761917

About this Course

You must score 80% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation tool to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity.  The information provided is for educational purposes.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the statistical prevalence of suicide and suicide attempts
  • Outline definitions relevant to suicides such as mean and method
  • Discuss individuals at-risk for suicides by describing warning signs
  • Outline the factors that attribute to suicide risk such as risk factors, protective factors, environmental factors, health factors, and historical factors
  • Discuss special considerations of suicide for Veterans
  • Identify the symptoms and treatment options for Veteran’s mental health disorders
  • Identify common symptoms of depression
  • Describe the processes of assessments for suicide risks, suicidal thoughts, and suicidal intent
  • Discuss preparatory behaviors in individuals at-risk for suicide
  • Discuss the risk factors for individuals with previous suicide attempts
  • Identify indications for urgent and immediate action when suicide crisis presents
  • Describe common treatment for depression and brain stimulation theory
  • Discuss the role of nursing in suicide assessment and prevention measures