2026-19: Suicide Assessment in Older Adults

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2026-19: Suicide Assessment in Older Adults 

Older adults account for the most lethal suicide attempts in greatest ratio of death by suicide. The unique biopsychosocial variations inherent in suicide assessment in older adults are often missed by psychiatric mental health providers. This presentation discusses important variations, assessment methods, and standardized measures to increased diagnostic accuracy.


Presenter:
  Marcia Walmer, DNP

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  40 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the unique warning signs and risk factors for assessment of suicidal ideation in older adults.

Keywords:  Suicide Assessment, Late Life Suicide, Older Adults


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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