4022: Programming Model for the Emergency Department
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce brief programming modules that can be implemented in the Emergency Department for patients who are awaiting placement for psychiatric care. The presentation will address the lack of resources for nursing staff treating users of mental health services in the ED. Outcome goals are to reduce patient frustration and agitation while increasing patient satisfaction, safety and care.
Speakers: Tammi Plantan, MA, RN; Virginia Fox, PMHCNS-BC
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
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the need for brief programming in the ED for psychiatric patients.
2. Describe appropriate therapeutic program goals in the Emergency Department.
3. List 3 therapeutic programming activities that can be implemented to meet these goals.
Key words: emergency department, ED, therapeutic program, brief psychotherapeutic intervention
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: 10:25am – 11:10am
Emergency Departments Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 13, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: February 25, 2013