4013: Sensory Interventions: Integrating Recovery Principles in Acute Care Psychiatric Settings
Exploring the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders provides the basis for effective use of sensory interventions. This presentation will examine the frequency of sensory deficits, utilization of sensory modalities and the potential for reduction of anxiety and agitation. Nurses in acute psychiatric settings can make use of these interventions as a basis for developing recovery-based practice.
Speakers: Mary Ann Nihart, MA, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC; Lincoln Warner, BSN
Disclosures: The speakers have 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, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the frequency and extent of sensory deficits present in psychiatric disorders.
2. Describe the neurobiological basis supporting the effectiveness of sensory interventions.
3. Analyze available sensory interventions for use in acute care psychiatric settings.
Key words: acute care, neurobiology, sensory interventions, recovery model
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.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 9:30am – 10:15am
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 13, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014