4025: Providing Care to Medically Ill Patients in the Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Setting
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4025:  Providing Care to Medically Ill Patients in the Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Setting


This presentation will discuss how our inpatient psychiatric facility transitioned providing services to patients with mental illness who also may have complex medical issues. The process of this transition will be discussed, such as assuring staff competency with various medical care issues. The benefits of this transition, both to patients and the facility will also be discussed.

 

Speakers: Barbara Wear, RN-BC;  Lavonia Bishop, RN/BSN

 

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

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify 3 reasons inpatient psychiatric facilities should admit and treat patients who have coexisting medical illnesses.
2. Identify at least 3 topics that need to be considered when caring for medically ill patients in the psychiatric setting.
3. Identify 3 practices related to staffing that contribute to the safe, high-quality care of patients with medical illnesses.

 

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
Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care 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.