3014: Clinical Decision Making to Manage Disruptive Behavior in Older Adults: What Psychiatric Nurses Say They Do vs. What They Document
This study examined the clinical decision making used by psychiatric nurses’ to manage behavioral symptoms in older adults on two geropsychiatric units in the Midwest. Although nurses reported that the use of PRN medications was a "last resort" and the use of nonpharmacologic interventions was common, a chart audit revealed contrary results. Implications for psychiatric nursing will be discussed.
Speaker: Pam Lindsey, DNSc, 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: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the purpose, design, and results of the study.
2. Discuss the factors that influence psychiatric nurses' clinical decision making regarding management of disruptive behavior.
3. Examine and critically analyze the discrpancy between what nurses reported versus what was documented regarding managing disruptive behavior.
Key words: older adults, geropsych, disruptive behavior, research
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.
Friday, October 21, 2011: 11:15am – 12:00pm
Older Adults Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014