Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention - Psychiatric Nurse Generalist Role

Nurses: Advocates for Hope

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

Please check back in February for more opportunities!

 

 

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

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



Nursing Continuing Professional Development (Continuing Education)

Participants who complete all of the training requirements will be able to earn 7.0 contact hours. See our Nursing Continuing Professional Development page for more information.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the phenomenology of suicide.
  2. Describe risk and protective factors related to suicide.
  3. Demonstrate self-awareness of emotional reactions, attitudes, and beliefs related to previous experiences with suicide.
  4. Perform a suicide risk assessment.
  5. Develop a collaborative safety plan with the patient/family.
  6. Perform an environmental safety assessment.

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:

  • 7.0 Continuing Nursing Professional Development Contact Hours: 1 Certificate for 7.0 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. Valid for 3 years.
Live Training
8:00
Introductions
 
Phenomenon of Suicide (Competency 1)
  • Epidemiology
  • Terminology
 
Legal & Ethical Issues (Competencies 8 & 9)
  • Legal duty
  • Ethical decision making
 
Self-awareness (Competency 2)
10:00 Break
10:15

Comprehensive Assessment (Competencies 3, 4 & 5)

  • Therapeutic Relationship
  • Mental health assessment including mental status exam
  • Risk formulation
  • Documentation
 
Class Activity -- Assess and document level of risk
  Video 1:  Exemplar of a focused assessment
12:15 Lunch
12:45 Class Activity – Perform and Document Focused Assessment
 

Plan of care (Competency 6)

  • Video 2:  Developing a safety plan & discussion
 

Class Activity

  • Developing a safety plan
2:45
Break
3:00
Video 3: Updating the safety plan at discharge discussion
 

Environmental Management (Competency 7)

  • Environmental hazards
  • Environmental interventions
 
Review and Wrap Up
4:00 Training Ends
Required Post-Training
 
  • 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.
 

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