1045: Mental Health Unit Design: Promoting Safety and Therapeutic Benefit Through Careful Planning
Speaker: Edward A. Herzog, MSN, PMHCNS
Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses will not take place during this presentation. The speaker and the activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 120 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss important design considerations that should be included in planning for mental health unit construction or remodeling.
2. Identify a range of design and furnishing options for consideration based on treatment philosophy and the population to be served.
3. Critique unit design and furnishing options and arrive at practical choices that will provide patients and staff with a safe, therapeutic environment.
Continuing Nursing Education
2.0 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, October 9, 2013
APNA 27th Annual Conference
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
Release Date: January 3, 2014
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2014