2034: Gravity, It's Not a Suggestion, It's the LAW! The Development of the WilsonSims Psychiatric Fall Risk Assessment Tool; Using a Comfort Room as an Intervention for Psychiatric Patients
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2034: Gravity, Itís Not a Suggestion, Itís the LAW! The Development of the WilsonSims Psychiatric Fall Risk Assessment Tool;  Using a Comfort Room as an Intervention for Psychiatric Patients

 

Speakers: Steve C. Wilson, RN-BC; Candace Cane, APRN-BC, DNP; Kent Alford, RN, BSN, MSNc; Melodie Hogan, LCSW-C

 

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: 45 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand how falls are defined and counted on Oaklawn Hospital's Inpatient Psychiatric Unit.
2. Understand why interdepartmental cooperation is important in the implementation of research findings.
3. Describe the effectiveness of using a comfort room to reduce client perceived anxiety/stress.
4. Verbalize what criteria are important for the effective use of a comfort room.

 

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
Thursday, October 10, 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

 

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