3051: Forensic Psychiatric Nurses Council Interactive Panel
Violence and crime are major issues. Psychiatric nurses are poised to meet forensic/medico-legal challenges by interfacing psychiatric nursing and the criminal justice system. The purpose of the Interactive panel is to focus on three key issues of great relevance to practicing forensic psychiatric nursing, forensic interviewing, evaluation, and documentation; court testimony and appearing as an expert witness; and forensic consultation.
Speaker: Angela Amar, PhD, RN
Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest, commercial support, or off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 60 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify best practices to address best practices for forensic interview, evaluation and medico-legal documentation.
2. Explore strategies for court and expert witness testimony.
3. Discuss opportunities for forensic consultation.
Key words: APNA council, forensic psych, expert witness, forensic interview
Continuing Nursing Education
1.0 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 earn a score of 100% 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.
Friday, October 21, 2011: 4:15pm – 5:45pm
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: December 15, 2011
The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2013