3406-21: Understanding Suicide Risks in Veterans during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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3406-21: Understanding Suicide Risks in Veterans during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

The purpose of this presentation is to educate clinicians about the increased rate of suicide among Veterans and the impact that COVID-19 has on mental health. The pandemic has worsened psychosocial stressors, mental illnesses, and physical comorbidities.

  Melissa Ashley, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC; Steven Julaka, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Laura Woodward, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters 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:
  32 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Discuss Veteran suicide risks during the COVID-19 pandemic and how to minimize suicide risks by applying Veteran-centric care principles. 

Keywords:  Veterans, Suicide, COVID-19

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 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 as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 35th Annual Conference

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2024

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