4037: The Structure of the Lived Experience of the Expert Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Nurse and Their Meaning of Expertise
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4037:  The Structure of the Lived Experience of the Expert Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Nurse and Their Meaning of Expertise
For over 7 decades, psychiatric mental health nurses have provided specialized care for patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Their role as brain stimulation experts has not been described until now. We report national and international perspectives on nursing expertise and practice patterns and identify how research findings fit within the current scientific and political environment (i.e., FDA reclassification of ECT).

 

Speakers: Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC; Gerald Georgette RN, MSN, CCRC

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: 60 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the experience and practice patterns of expert ECT nurses.
2. Examine variability of experience and practice patterns nationally and internationally.
3. Identify how research findings fit within the current scientific and political environment.

 

Key words:  ECT, brain stimulation, FDA reclassification, research

 

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 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.

 

Originally Presented
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 11:20am 12:05pm
Research Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: January 13, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: October 1, 2014

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