1015: Managing Acute and Chronic Medical Illnesses: What Every Psych Nurse Needs to Know
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1015:  Managing Acute and Chronic Medical Illnesses: What Every Psych Nurse Needs to Know
Users of mental health services experience a wide range of acute and chronic medical illnesses. It is important for psychiatric nurses to be able to recognize, assess and intervene with acute medical conditions. Exacerbations of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, and their impact on psychiatric treatment will be discussed.

 

Speaker: Sara Gilbert, RN, CEN, MACP

Disclosures: The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with the following commercial supporters: Mosby Elsevior. This speaker has no off-label use to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

 

Session Length: 90 minutes

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the signs and symptoms of acute medical illnesses that require immediate intervention.
2. Describe the symptoms of exacerbations of chronic medical illnesses, and their impact on psychiatric treatment.
3. Discuss ways to improve the care of psychiatric patients with chronic or acute medical illnesses, by identifying the effects of co-morbidities.

 

Keywords:  assessment, integrated care, chronic illness, comorbid disorders

 

Continuing Nursing Education
1.5 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: 7:20am 9:20am
Inpatient & Primary Care Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Anaheim, California

 

Release Date: Maarch 30, 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.