3033: The Evolution of Practice Changes in the Use of Special Observations: Moving from Observations to Engagement
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3033:  The Evolution of Practice Changes in the Use of Special Observations: Moving from Observations to Engagement


This presentation reviews strategies used to shift from physician-ordered special observations to nursing interventions that improved safety on inpatient units. The presenters will discuss challenges associated with intense observations and their creation of two nursing protocols designed to eliminate the problems. A discussion of Nursing outcomes and future implications will follow.

 

Speakers: Richard Ray, RN, MS, PMH-BC;  Evelyn Perkins, RN, MS, PMH-BC, NE-BC 

 

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: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify strategies to move from physician ordered precaution to nursing protocols.
2. Describe how to use Psychiatric Nursing Availability (PNA) with suicidal and self injurious patients.
3. Describe Psychiatric Monitoring and Intervention (PMI) when caring for violent, intrusive and disruptive patients.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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.

 

Originally Presented
Friday, November 9th
Inpatient Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: January 25, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire:
December 1, 2015

 

 

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.