4016: Development of a Skills Fair Format for Annual Competency Validation and Education for an In-Patient Psychiatry Service
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4016:  Development of a Skills Fair Format for Annual Competency Validation and Education for an In-Patient Psychiatry Service


This presentation describes using a skills fair format for education and competency validation for psychiatric nursing service personnel in a hospital setting. The process of identifying the core skills to be addressed and methodologies will be discussed. The cornerstone of the skills fair was the “Lucy Booth” where the “Psychiatric Nurse was in” and staff members responded to situational scenarios.

 

Speaker: Virginia Fox, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

 

Disclosures: This presenter has 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

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe issues to be addressed in the development of a skills fair format for education and competency validation in a psychiatric setting.
2. Identify appropriate topics and methods of presentation.
3. Discuss the benefits of a participatory and interactive format.

 

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
Saturday, November 10th
Administration 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, 2014

 

 

 

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