Kentucky - Suicide Prevention for Nurses
This course is designed specifically for Kentucky nurses. Suicide is defined as death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is self-harm committed in order to die, but death does not occur. Suicide is a significant world-wide issue. Death by suicide is an increasing problem for not only the general population, but for healthcare professionals as well, including nurses. This course addresses suicide prevention, how toxic stress and secondary traumatic stress potentially increases the incidence of suicide, and ethical and legal considerations when caring for patients and nurses who have suicidal ideation.

Course Publication Date: September 21, 2022

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

Author:Adrianne Avillion D.Ed., RN
Course No:KY-SUICPREV-22
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Professional Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the scope of suicide in the United States.

  • Identify the etiology and risk factors for death by suicide or suicide attempts, including the impact of chronic toxic stress and secondary stress.

  • Describe a confidential and standardized pathway to care for nurses that addresses screening, assessing, safety planning, referrals, and follow-up care.

  • Identify ethical and legal considerations when caring for nurses and patients who have suicidal ideation.

  • Recall the nurse‚Äôs role in helping persons whose loved ones have died by suicide.

  • Describe interventions for suicide prevention.


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