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Preventing Suicide


Preventing suicide is challenging and needs our attention! Every 12 minutes someone in the US takes his or her own life. Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States? Despite national goals to lower the suicide rate, several recent reports have documented a steady increase in suicide rates in recent years. Statistics show that from 1999 through 2018, the suicide rate increased 35%, from 10.5 per 100,000 to 14.2.

This six-part course provides an in-depth focus on what regulators expect, understanding environmental ligature risks, suicide risk assessments for patients, approaches to maximize safety and protect the patient.

Learn & Apply

What We Can Do!

  • Review

    Review key regulatory requirements related to suicide prevention.

  • Understand

    Understand environmental ligature risks, risk assessment and approaches to maximize safety.

  • Learn

    Learn successful strategies to maintain safety for the patient when the environment may not assure safety

About the Instructor

Judy Courtemanche, Founder of Courtemanche & Associates

Hello, I’m Judy Courtemanche
Founder and former President of Courtemanche & Associates.

I have served healthcare for more than 4 decades as an administrator and nurse. I have worked in many healthcare settings and served in leadership, managerial, educational and nursing roles. I have worked in accreditation as a field surveyor, team leader and faculty for The Joint Commission. In addition, I have also served healthcare organizations and systems as a regulatory consultant and educator for over 25 years, troubleshooting and assisting physicians, leaders and staff to successfully overcome regulatory challenges through understanding, education, practical application, and proven solutions for persistent and difficult issues.

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Completion is eligible for CE credits through the ANCC.

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