Nursing: New Jersey Suicide Assessment and Prevention for Advance Practice Nurses

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About this Course

The purpose of this education program is to assist nurses to appropriately intervene in the best interests of the patient who is suspected of being at risk for suicide.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to do the following:
  • Discuss the incidence, prevalence, and impact of suicide in the United States and New Jersey.
  • Differentiate between the etiologies of suicide and non-suicidal injury.
  • Identify risk factors and protective factors for suicide.
  • Select appropriate ways for nurses to assess and screen patients at risk for suicide.
  • Describe treatment and management of suicidal ideations (management of suicidal behaviors).
  • Address safety for patients who are at risk for suicide through lethal means removal and creation of a crisis-response plan.
  • Identify various resources available to assist health-care providers in New Jersey in managing suicidal risk in patients.

About the Author

Kelly Crum, PhD(c), MSN, RN

Kelly Crum, PhD(c), MSN, RN, is a nursing education consultant serving schools on accreditation, faculty and program development, and curriculum matters. In addition, she currently serves as an international nursing education consultant and is the expert nurse consultant for Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences. With 27 years of nursing education experience, she has held various nursing positions in both clinical and academic settings. Her passion for curriculum and expertise in teaching are the foundations for her endeavors to educate the educator. This passion is reflected in her writing and conference topics. Currently, she has over 30 workbook titles published with Elsevier, primarily in the areas of maternity, pediatrics, and simulation case studies. Ms. Crum’s conference topics include Competency Based Education in Egypt, The Professor’s Role in BSN Education in Guatemala, Building the Nurse Educator’s Capacity to Instruct Students in Managing Chronic Care Across the Lifespan in China, and Clinical Evaluation Best Practices in the United States. In practice, her focus is on international humanitarian work and community volunteerism, as well as her role as a hospice and palliative care nurse.

About the Reviewer
Mary C. Ross, BSN, MSN, PhD

Mary C. Ross, is an experienced nursing educator with expertise in crisis management, mental health nursing, and a variety of med/surg areas. She is an Air Force veteran with multiple deployments and served as Chairperson for a Congressional committee on the readjustment of veterans.  She has numerous publications and research grants.  

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