2034: Pediatric Psychiatric/Behavioral Emergencies in the Emergency Department: Urgency, Safety, Service and the Need for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
Emergency Departments (ED) have seen a significant increase in children presenting psychiatric/behavioral problems like: child abuse/neglect, family violence, aggression, suicide, self-mutilating/self-injury, substance abuse, and mood disorders. Psych APRNs can partnership with ED nurses to provide the support and expertise necessary to assess safety, suicide, and aggression risk; evaluate psychiatric symptoms, apply behavioral management strategies in the ED setting, and referral.
Speakers: Ronda Franke, MSN, CPNP; Vanessa Genung, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, LCSW-ACP, LMFT, LCDC
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: APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the most common pediatric psychiatric/behavioral presentations in the ED by age groups and discuss developmental factors that influence these presentations.
2. Review risk assessment and behavioral management concepts, strategies, and challenges.
3. Discuss the role of the APRN as a member of the ED mental health team in providing expertise in legal and ethical issues in mental health, providing family centered mental health interventions, crisis management and stabilization and staff support.
Key words: advanced practice, child & adolescent, emergency department, ED, assessment
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.
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 11:05am – 11:50am
Child & Adolescent Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 25, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: May 3, 2013