2037: Implementation of an Evidenced Based Self Injury Prevention Protocol: Lessons Learned
The challenge for psychiatric nurses dealing with patients who self injure is to assist them therapeutically to manage their self injurious behaviors. It is important to do so in an evidenced based, quality focused and cost effective way. This presentation will present one behavioral health hospital's innovative evidenced based Self Injury Prevention Protocol and the Lessons Learned by nursing staff throughout the implementation.
Speakers: MaryJo Sobotka, BSN, BC; Pauline Portell, RN
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. Understand the challenges that nurses face while caring for a patient who self injures.
2. Identify in an innovative evidenced based approach for caring for a patient who self injures.
3. Be familiar with the Lessons Learned throughout the implementation of the Self Injury Prevention Protocol.
Keywords: self injury, prevention, evidence based treatment
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
Capacity to Care Track
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: March 30, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: May 3, 2013