2016: Understanding and Preventing Suicide Among Military and Veterans
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2016:  Understanding and Preventing Suicide Among Military and Veterans
Description of retrospective data on suicide risk factors, assessment, methods of suicide, intervention are described. Role of nurses in detecting and preventing suicide is examined. Barriers nurses report in managing suicide risk are discussed.

 

Speaker: Sharon Valente, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures: The speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to
disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 60 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN,APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Identify suicide risk factors and best predictors of suicide among military and veterans.
2.  Describe common methods, locations, and precipitants of suicide.
3.  Discuss nurses' conflicts and barriers in suicide prevention and common errors in risk management.

 

Key words:  suicide prevention, military, veterans, risk management

 

Continuing Nursing Education
1.0 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test.  Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

Originally Presented
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 9:15am 10:00am
Military Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 13, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.