1036: Pushing the Point: Integrating Acupressure and Chinese Medicine in Psychiatric Nursing Practice
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1036:  Pushing the Point: Integrating Acupressure and Chinese Medicine in Psychiatric Nursing Practice


Part of the greater system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupressure is an effective yet underutilized modality for relieving common psycho-emotional symptoms. In both the inpatient and outpatient setting, TCM principles can be adopted to help alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, mental fatigue, and insomnia. This session introduces basic evidenced-based acupressure theory and techniques through discussion and live demonstration.
*Note: There are sections of this presentation that involve discussion between presenters and attendees which makes the audio volume in this recording variable (ranging between loud and soft). The listener may need to increase the volume setting.

 

Speakers: Jaclyn Engelsher, APRN, DOM;  Adam Margolis MSN, MSTOM, ANP-BC, L.Ac. 

 

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: 90 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the theory and benefits of using Traditional Oriental Medicine techniques in the psychiatric and mental health setting.
2. Identify the functions of ten commonly used acupoints that can be integrated into psychiatric and mental health disorder patient treatment plans.
3. Discuss methods for integrating TCM modalities with conventional PMH nursing practice.

 

Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 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
Wednesday, November 7th
Practice Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Release Date: February 4, 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.