1044: Emergency Room Care of the Psychiatric Patient: Selected Topics from the APNA/ENA Educational Collaborative Project
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1044:  Emergency Room Care of the Psychiatric Patient: Selected Topics from the APNA/ENA Educational Collaborative Project
Members from APNA and ENA have been working collaboratively for the past 5 years to produce an online educational product that focuses on the care of psychiatric patients while in the emergency room. In this session, committee members, authors and editors from the collaborative will present content from the modules on Safety Issues, Suicide Assessment and Innovative Practices regarding psychiatric patients in the emergency room.

 

Speakers: Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC; Jolie Gordon-Browar, MSN, RN-BC, PMH; Sara Barr Gilbert RN, CEN, MACP; Diana Haines MSN, RN, CEN; Margo Astroth, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures: Jolie Gordon-Browar has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with the following commercial supporter: Janssen.  Sara Gilbert has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with the following commercial supporter: Mosby Elsevior. No other conflicts of interest or off-label use was indicated. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 105 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Describe the soon-to-be-launched online education product for emergency room nurses.
2.  Describe how to assess the safety plans for psychiatric patients and staff in the emergency department.
3. Describe the key elements when conducting a suicide assessment.
4.  Identify best practices that are innovative in emergency departments.

 

Key words:  emergency department, assessment, suicide assessment, safety, ENA, comorbid conditions

 

Continuing Nursing Education
1.75 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.

 

Originally Presented
Wednesday, October 19, 2011: 3:20pm 5:20pm
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: March 15, 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.