Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to identify warning signs and symptoms of an adolescent going through a suicide crisis.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to recall myths and facts surrounding teenage suicide and how some of these myths often keep nurses from providing help.
The purpose of this presentation is to empower nurse leaders, nurse educators and staff
nurses on how to develop a safe and effective suicide prevention program within their hospital.
Topics in this session include recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicide, suicide triggers, patients who may be at a high risk for committing suicide, and how to
manage the suicidal patient in a non-psychiatric setting. This presentation will also share information that can be utilized by nursing leaders in helping them develop
their own policy and procedures related to suicide prevention.
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