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Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Support

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 $25.00 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 important distinctions and connections between suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and suicide completion. Define the importance of national prevalence, incidence, and suicide trends. Discuss a model system-wide prevention program. Discuss recent research related to suicide preventionEstablish safety strategies for/with a person experiencing suicidal thoughts. Identify  signs and symptoms of suicide.

Length of Course: 1 hour

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.0 contact hour.

Social Workers:This program has been approved for 1.0 clock hour of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others:This program is approved for 0.1 CEU (1.0 clock hour) 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.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to www.upstateahec.org and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.