Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention - Psychiatric Nurse Generalist Role

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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalist Role

Become a card-carrying APNA Suicide Prevention Provider! Learn to systematically apply the first suicide prevention competencies developed for psychiatric-mental health nurse generalists to your practice! This live* interactive training, presented by a facilitator with expertise in suicide prevention, will increase your confidence and competence in the nursing skills of suicide assessment, management and prevention.  More Information

 


Current Training Opportunities

July 12
Meadows Conference Center
Dallas, TX

Facilitator: Ruth Ifediora, MSN-ED, RN 
9:00am – 4:00pm CT 

Registration: $59
Facilitator Fee: $35

Registration Deadline:
June 26, 2019

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July 17
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Grand Rapids, MI

Facilitator: Carolyn Buzzell, BSN, RN-BC
8:00am – 3:00pm ET

Registration Deadline:
July 1, 2019

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July 20
APNA New Mexico Chapter
Albuquerque, NM

Facilitator: Shirlee Davidson, MSN, CNS, RN
8:00am – 4:30pm MT 

Registration Deadline:
July 4, 2019

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July 22
Sheppard Pratt Towson Campus
Baltimore, MD

Facilitator: Jaime Tomchik, BSN, RN-BC
4:00pm – 9:30pm ET

Registration Deadline:
July 6, 2019

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August 10
APNA Virginia Chapter
Richmond, VA

Facilitator: Shirlee Davidson MSN, CNS, RN
9:00am – 4:00pm ET

Registration Deadline:
July 25, 2019

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For more information on how to register for these workshops, please contact APNA at advocatesforhope@apna.org or 855-863-APNA (2762).

Instructors who can facilitate the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention are currently active in California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin. Please email advocatesforhope@apna.org for information about bringing a training to your area or institution

APNA reserves the right to make program changes as necessary, and the right to cancel trainings if minimum enrollment has not been met, or events occur beyond the reasonable control of APNA.
 



Description

Become a card-carrying APNA Suicide Prevention Provider!
Learn to systematically apply the first suicide prevention competencies developed for psychiatric-mental health nurse generalists to your practice! This live* interactive training, presented by a facilitator with expertise in suicide prevention, will increase your confidence and competence in the nursing skills of suicide assessment, management and prevention. Get evidence-based nursing knowledge and best practices from this content developed to improve the knowledge, attitudes, skills and critical thinking of psychiatric-mental health nurses caring for persons at risk for suicide.

*Includes 1.25 hours of online pre-work.

Target Audience: Generalist nurses who care for persons with mental health disorders in an inpatient setting.
 



Continuing Education

Participants who complete all of the training requirements will be able to earn 6.5 contact hours. See our Continuing Education page for more information.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe risk and protective factors related to suicide.
  2. Demonstrate self-awareness of emotional reactions, attitudes, and beliefs related to previous experiences with suicide.
  3. Perform an independent risk assessment for self-directed violence (non-suicidal and suicidal) through use of a case study example based on competency based education.
  4. Develop a collaborative safety plan with the patient/family based on competency based education.
  5. Identify environmental hazards based on the unit and personal levels.

TESTIMONIALS


"I thoroughly enjoyed this training and appreciate its application to my practice as a registered nurse. I truly feel that this knowledge will change/save lives."


"A great training and one that I feel is necessary and critical to patient care and collaborative treatment across professionals."


"The training has increased my ability to ask more effective questions to identify suicidal thoughts and behaviors."


"I thought this was an excellent training sessions that refreshed my previous knowledge and provided new practical skills for suicide assessment / prevention / postvention."

 


Program Overview

Participants who register and complete all requirements of the full training (see below) receive:

  • 6.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours: 1 CE Certificate for 6.5 contact hours
  • Participant Workbook: Includes notes, worksheets, a glossary, and more.
  • Suicide Prevention Provider Card: Serves as proof of successful completion of the training and passing of skills assessment. Will need to be renewed every 3 years.
Required Online Pre-Work
1.25 hrs

Module 1 - Introduction

  • Pre-training Self- Assessment
  • Module 1 Video
  • Module 1 Post-Test
  • Certificate of Completion (Required to attend live training)
Live Training
10 min
Introductions
10 min
Phenomenon of Suicide (Competency 1)
  • Epidemiology
  • Terminology
10 min
Legal & Ethical Issues (Competencies 8 & 9)
  • Legal duty
  • Ethical decision making
  • Documentation
25 min
Self-awareness and the Therapeutic Relationship (Competencies 2 & 3)
25 min

Comprehensive Assessment (Competency 4 & 5)

  • Mental health assessment including mental status exam
  • Risk formulation
  • Documentation
20 min
Case Study Application
20 min

Comprehensive Assessment (Competency 4 & 5) Continued

  • Video example
  • Discussion
25 min
Case Study Application Continued
50 min

Plan of Care (Competency 6)

  • Collaborative planning with client, family, inter-professional team
  • Personal safety plan
  • Interventions & Documentation
  • Discharge planning
45 min
Case Study Application
30 min

Environmental Management (Competency 7)

  • Environmental hazards
  • Environmental interventions
30 min
Updating the Safety Plan at Discharge
Discovering Discharge Needs

10 min

  • Q & A
  • Wrap up
10 min
  • On-Site Skills Assessment Exam
  • Remediation (if needed)
Required Post-Training
10min
  • Post-Training Self-Assessment
  • Overall Evaluation
  • CE Certificate


If you are interested in learning about current or future training opportunities near you, please contact advocatesforhope@apna.org.
 



Facilitator Training Opportunities
Competency Based Facilitator Training of APNA Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals at Risk for Suicide


Spring 2019 Facilitator Course
February 10, 2019 - June 13, 2019
$500 APNA Member / $750 Nonmember

Prerequisite: Completion of the Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalist Role one-day course.

Course Description
This online 16-week course will train facilitators to deliver the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention. Through independent reading and learning, discussion posts and virtual meeting attendance you will become a content expert in suicide prevention (first 8 weeks) and learn to facilitate the APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention (last 8 weeks). Participants will earn 15 CE contact hours.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the major differences between an admission assessment and risk assessment for suicide.
  2. Describe/demonstrate how nurses apply each of APNA's nine Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals At Risk for Suicide.
  3. Illustrate how to formulate the risk assessment for suicide using the CASE approach, how to document the risk determination and interventions, how to develop a collaborative written safety plan, how to assess and modify the environment for safety and update the written safety plan at discharge when teaching APNA's Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention.
  4. Use evidence-based measurement tools to increase accuracy in screening and diagnosing of persons at risk for suicide.
  5. Demonstrate all 6 core content areas in 10-minute teaching components of the curriculum by the end of the course.

To progress successfully through this course, each online Module will need to be completed before advancing to the next Module. A schedule of required readings, activities and assignment due dates will be provided by APNA. Readings and activities are estimated to require 2-3 hours of your time per week. Assignments are due by the 10th day after each Module has been assigned.

A limited number of seats are available for this Spring 2019 Course. The deadline to register is Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Registration is now open! Click the button below to request registration information.

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Email advocatesforhope@apna.org for more information about upcoming facilitator training opportunities.
 

 

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