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Suicide Intervention and Prevention

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.

NoteThis course was revised and updated March 24, 2020. If you printed test questions from the previous version of this course, you will find that some questions in your printed version differ from the test below.

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1. Which is a true statement regarding the prevalence of suicide in the United States?

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2. Recent data regarding suicide rates among veterans and active-duty military found that:

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3. Which statement best describes the role of serotonin in the etiology of suicide?

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4. Psychiatric diseases account for:

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5. Suicide of adults ages 35 to 64 years is found to be associated more commonly with:

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6. One of the most prevalent risk factors for suicide in the older adult is:

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7. Which is a correct statement about suicide risk among specific populations?

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8. Which is a true statement regarding suicide during military service:

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9. The Joint Commission recommendations call for suicide screening for:

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10. During a clinical suicide assessment interview, the nondirective listening response that is solution-focused and attempts to lead the patient toward more positive interpretations of reality is called:

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11. Which is a correct statement regarding suicide risk assessment tools?

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12. The gold standard for suicide assessment and intervention is:

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13. A patient who has thoughts of death, no plan for suicide, and no history of suicidal behavior is considered to be at which level of risk?

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14. Which patient is at highest risk for suicide?

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15. When working with a patient who has suicidal ideations, it is of utmost importance for clinicians to recognize that:

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16. Which is a correct statement about the essential elements in documenting suicide assessment?

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17. Which element is included in a self-management suicide safety plan?

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18. The initial care plan for a suicidal patient admitted to an inpatient unit typically includes:

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19. A type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that focuses on current situations and solutions and is used for individuals with severe and persistent suicidality is called:

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20. A suicide-specific clinical intervention in which patient and provider work together to assess patient-defined problems (“drivers”) that make suicide compelling is called:

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21. Which is the only medication approved for use by the FDA for suicide risk reduction?

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22. Which is a suicide prevention strategy that teaches people to identify those who are showing warning signs of suicide risks?

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23. A 1.5- to 2-hour workshop that teaches providers ways to reduce access to lethal means by patients at risk for suicide is called:

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24. A goal of postvention for the survivors of a loved one’s suicide is to help them:

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25. Which is a postvention program for military families that offers multiple services throughout the year to stabilize family members in the aftermath of a suicide?

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26. Which is a correct statement about the ethical issues involved in suicide prevention?


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