Suicide – Risks and Prevention
This course provides the nurse with information related to suicide. The extent of this devastating problem is reviewed along with risk factors and biologic/neurotransmitter associations. Therapeutic strategies, including risk assessment and prevention measures, nurses can employ with individuals at risk for suicide are discussed.

Course Publication Date: May 14, 2019

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Susanne J. Pavlovish-Danis RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE
Michael G. Danis BSN, RN, CCRN
Course No:SRP043019
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Learning Objectives
  • Identify risk factors and warning signs indicating high risk for suicide
  • Describe nursing considerations when caring for suicidal individuals and those considered at high risk for suicide
  • Discuss the increasing phenomenon of assisted suicide


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