3061: Pediatric Telepsychiatry: An Effective Alternative to Traditional Face-to-Face Treatment
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3061: Pediatric Telepsychiatry:  An Effective Alternative to Traditional Face-to-Face Treatment      
Telepsychiatry is the use of technology to provide or support clinical psychiatric care at a distance. This presentation discusses how televideo communication can increase access to care for children with mental health disorders while providing a comparable alternative to traditional face-to-face treatment. The role of the psychiatric nurse in pediatric telepsychiatry, both generalist and advanced practice, will be explored.

 

Speaker: Erin Ellington MSN, PMHNP-BC      
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflicts of interest to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose. 

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN       

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:  
1. Define what telepsychiatry is and how this modality can be used to increase access to care for the pediatric population.     
2. Be familiar with the current literature and published practice parameters about pediatric telepsychiatry.    
3. Describe the considerations a nurse must recognize if he/she is interested in implementing this modality in his/her practice.   

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 Contact Hour, upon completion of an evaluation. Certificate generated online.    
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
Friday, October 15th:  10:40-11:25am  
APNA 24th Annual Conference
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky    

 

The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013

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