This course is intended to teach Washington State professionals about current statistics, screening for suicidal ideation and making referrals. management, and special issues related to suicide prevention. This course includes a post-test, as well as several lesson-recall examples throughout the content. By the completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and practice of suicide prevention and screening/referral by passing a post-test with a score ≥ 80%.
- Certified Counselors/Advisors
- Chemical Dependance Professionals
- Dental Hygienists
- Occupational Therapists & Assistants
- Physical Therapists & Assistants
- Retired, Active License (dentists/optometrists)
- The learner will identify specific populations at greatest risk for suicide as measured by completion of a mid-lecture self-check question.
- The learner will be able to describe how to screen for suicidality as measured by completion of a post-presentation quiz.
- The learner will demonstrate competence with the appropriate use of a suicide screening tool to identify those at risk for suicide during a case study.
- The learner will be able to describe the appropriate steps for referral to take after identifying a patient at risk for suicide, as measured by completion of a post-presentation quiz.
- The learner will understand specific risk factors for Veterans and available interventions.
- The learner will describe issues related to imminent harm by lethal means.
- The learner will complete a structured suicide risk assessment based upon a case scenario.