1033: Preventing Behavioral Emergencies on Non-psychiatric Care Settings
The Behavioral Emergency Response Team responds to psychiatric emergencies on non psychiatric units. The team comprised of an RN, MD, and Security Officer has responded to over 600 calls in four years, available 24/7/365. The program tools and data will show how to develop and organize a BERT in your facility.
Speaker: Della Derscheid, RN, CNS, PhD(c); Melissa Weigel, RN
Disclosures: The presenters have no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 105 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the BERT responders individually and as a team.
2. Identify the strengths brought to your organization by developing a Behavioral Emergency Response Team in terms of resource management and satisfaction.
3. Distinguish the types of behavioral emergencies and level of response which support staff.
Continuing Nursing Education
1.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, 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. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Wednesday, November 7th
Administration & Practice Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2014