4062: Psychiatric Intensive Care for Acutely Suicidal Adolescent Patients: A Shift from Observation to Engagement
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4062: Psychiatric Intensive Care for Acutely Suicidal Adolescent Patients:  A Shift from Observation to Engagement      
Acutely suicidal adolescents lack the ability to manage intense emotions and are at risk for engaging in destructive behaviors. We will present an innovative Dialectical Behavior Therapy-directed care plan focused on understanding patient behaviors and guiding implementation of intensive engagement strategies for 1:1 suicidal patient. The preliminary findings of symptom improvement and patient, parent, and staff satisfaction will be reviewed.

 

Speakers: Joanne Bartlett MS, RN, NPP; Mary Heinrich RN-BC, BA, MPS; Kay Bogren BSN 
Disclosures: The speakers 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. Discuss how intensive engagement, validation and empathy strategies help to reduce symptoms with suicidal adolescents.  
2. Describe elements of the psychiatric intensive care plan.     
3. Review performance improvement outcomes to date related to improved satisfaction and symptom reduction. 

 

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
Saturday, October 16th:  9:25-10:10am  
APNA 24th Annual Conference
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky    

 

The contact hours for this session expire: November 4, 2011 

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