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  • Practical Ways to Bolster Resilience: A Life-span Perspective

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.25 credits offered

    Presenter: Donald Meichenbaum, PhD 1.25 contact hour

    Practical Ways to Bolster Resilience: A Life-span Perspective

    In the aftermath of traumatic and victimizing experiences, 75% of individuals evidence resilience while roughly 25% develop PTSD and several co-occurring physical and mental health disorders.  This presentation will discuss what distinguishes these two groups from a life-span perspective as well as effective interventions to improve resiliency.   


    Presenter: Donald Meichenbaum, PhD

    Disclosures: The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

    Session Length:  1 hour 15 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN

    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss resilience across the life-span.
    2. Identify interventions to help build resilience.

    Keywords: Veterans, Resilience, Trauma

    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.25 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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.

    Release Date: November 10, 2017

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2019

  • 4023-17: I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I KNOW I Can; Developing Resiliency in Nursing Students

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Presenters: Ann M. Harms, EdD, RN; Jacqueline R. Miller, MSN, RN 0.5 contact hours

    4023-17:  I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I KNOW I Can; Developing Resiliency in Nursing Students

    Academic and clinical demands abound in this fast-paced, plugged in, expectation-laden culture. Nurse educators can teach students how to reframe stress and cultivate resiliency.  This presentation describes and demonstrates portions of an educational seminar developed to increase resiliency skills to assist student nurses throughout their academic and professional careers.

    Presenters: Ann M. Harms, EdD, RN; Jacqueline R. Miller, MSN, RN

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      34 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify the stresses involved in nursing students' lives.
    2. Discuss the use of resiliency education in helping student nurses lower their stress levels.
    3. Experience one aspect of resiliency training.

    Keywords: Resilience, Stress, Self-Care

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    11:15am - 12:00pm


    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4026-17: Mindfulness in the Workplace: Practical Application

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Presenters: Cathy J. Peters, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC; Susan Ciurzynski, PhD, RN-C, PNP 0.5 CE

    4026-17:  Mindfulness in the Workplace:  Practical Application

    This interactive presentation will introduce the learner to the art and science of mindfulness. Presenters will discuss the benefits of mindfulness, and provide opportunities for practicing focused attention with emphasis on the workplace. Practical tips and resources will be included.

    Presenters:  Cathy J. Peters, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC; Susan Ciurzynski, PhD, RN-C, PNP

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

    Session Length:  27 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN

    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss the current science including benefits of mindfulness.
    2. Demonstrate one practical mindfulness technique for use in the workplace.
    3. Become familiar with print and electronic mindfulness resources; application of mindfulness principles.

    Keywords:  Mindfulness, Self-Care

    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    11:15am - 12:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4035-17: Freud's Couch in the Sim Lab: Psychotherapy Training of PMHNP Students Using Simulated Clinical Events

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP 0.75 contact hours

    4035-17:  Freud's Couch in the Sim Lab:  Psychotherapy Training of PMHNP Students Using Simulated Clinical Events

    This presentation will demonstrate novel approaches to train students to perform psychotherapy using simulated clinical encounters. Video recordings will illustrate how to use specially-trained actors to conduct individual, couples and family assessments; and provide successive sessions of integrated med management and psychotherapy. Will include development of scenarios and evaluation tools.


    Presenter: Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP

    Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      47 minutes

    Target Audience:  APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Understand simulation in APRN training and the use of standardized patients and list three types of clinical events suitable for training PMHNP students using simulated encounters.
    2. Describe three ways that psychotherapy simulation scenarios differ from standardized patient scripts, and how to use these scenarios to train actors and conduct the simulations.
    3. Recall four components necessary to design, set up and deliver quality simulated encounters for training and for evaluation.

    Keywords: Certified Simulation Lab


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    12:15pm - 1:00pm


    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4037-17: Spreading Recovery Oriented Care across the State: Everything's Bigger in Texas

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Presenters: Celeste Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS; Rebecca Deisler, BSN, RN, PMHN-BC 0.5 Contact Hours

    4037-17:  Spreading Recovery Oriented Care across the State: Everything's Bigger in Texas

    APNA Texas is utilizing a grant to help coordinate and disseminate recovery knowledge, attitudes and skills across Texas.  Using APNA's Recovery to Practice program, mental health care is transformed to recovery oriented care by teaching others and training facilitators who can build a sustainable program.


    Presenters: Celeste Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS; Rebecca Deisler, BSN, RN, PMHN-BC

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      37 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation process for the Recovery to Practice (RTP) initiative in Texas.
    2. Describe ways to engage and obtain commitment from organizations across the state.
    3. Discuss outcomes of the program.

    Keywords:  Recovery to Practice, Practice


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    12:15pm - 1:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4036-17: Is Divorce Making You Sick? Hidden Cost of Conflict: An Interdisciplinary Examination Between Family Law, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Justice, and Work Productivity and Illness For Employed Adults

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered

    Presenter: Lisa M. Burton, PhD, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC 1.0 contact hours

    4036-17: Is Divorce Making You Sick?  Hidden Cost of Conflict:  An Interdisciplinary Examination Between Family Law, Therapeutic Jurisprudence, Justice, and Work Productivity and Illness For Employed Adults

    Mental illness and physical illness are comorbid bi-directionally. Approximately 70 percent of employees are reporting difficulty with competing interests from work and non-work demands. The employers that are involved in influencing a good “work–family fit” need to change the focus to be inclusive of all family types, including dissolving families.


    Presenter: Lisa M. Burton, PhD, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      49 minutes

    Target Audience:  APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Define how the legal process can be therapeutic and non-therapeutic.
    2. Identify research regarding the variables affecting the physical and emotional impact of the legal process of getting divorced to include  how dissolving a marriage yields organizational costs due to changes to employee health and productivity.
    3. Identify the signs of symptoms of emotional response and physical decompensation during the divorce process.

    Keywords: Employee Productivity, Relationship to Stress and Illness, Divorce and Wellness, Legal System


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.0 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    12:15pm - 1:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4033-17: Educating Nursing Students on Intimate Partner Violence: Knowledge Integration from Classroom Theory and a Standardized Patient Simulation Experience

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenters: Janene Luther Szpak, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Kirstyn M. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC 0.75 CE

    4033-17: Educating Nursing Students on Intimate Partner Violence:  Knowledge Integration from Classroom Theory and a Standardized Patient Simulation Experience

    This presentation on IPV provides an overview of an innovative, interdisciplinary teaching methodology to educate health care professionals and students on how to screen, assess, and provide advocacy for those who are being abused. Classroom theory, an interactive workshop, and standardized patient simulation are all used to create the experience.


    Presenters: Janene Luther Szpak, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Kirstyn M. Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      50 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify screening tools and interventions for IPV.
    2. Identify the comorbidities and the clinical presentation associated with a patient experiencing IPV.
    3. Utilize an innovative strategy to incorporate IPV screening, assessment, and intervention into the educational setting.

    Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Abuse, Education


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

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


    Originally Presented
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    12:15pm - 1:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4027-17: Transition to Wellness and Recovery without Rules or Boundaries

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenters: Clare A. Larsen, LICSW, MSW; Pamela J. Van Steinburg, MS, RN 0.75 contact hours

    4027-17: Transition to Wellness and Recovery without Rules or Boundaries

    This session explores a Transitions Program which is an intensive outpatient program with the goal of allowing faster hospital discharge and diversion of Emergency Department admissions. Admissions are flexible and participation is a few days to a few weeks. Groups are individualized, care is multidisciplinary, and wellness and recovery are central themes.


    Presenters: Clare A. Larsen, LICSW, MSW; Pamela J. Van Steinburg, MS, RN

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      46 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the multidisciplinary team structure of the Transitions program.
    2. Identify outcomes of the Transitions Program.
    3. Discuss future directions of the Transitions program.

    Keywords: Transitions, Outpatient Clinic, Emergency Department, Integrated Care, Recovery


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    11:15am - 12:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4021-17: Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) Curriculum Infusion: Preparing APRNs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic through Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Education

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Presenters: Brayden N. Kameg, BSN, RN 0.50 Contact Hours

    4021-17: Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) Curriculum Infusion:  Preparing APRNs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic through Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Education

    The opioid epidemic highlights the need for efficacious modalities to reduce the mortality associated with opioid use. APRNs must be proficient in the utilization of medication assisted treatment (MAT) to manage opioid use disorders. This session describes not only MAT but also a graduate-level educational intervention to increase MAT knowledge.


    Presenter: Brayden N. Kameg, BSN, RN

    Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      38 minutes

    Target Audience:  APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Verbalize the current prevalence of opioid use disorders, including incidence and mortality.
    2. Compare and contrast variations of MAT modalities, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
    3. Incorporate MAT utilization and/or education in their practice sites, including both clinical and academic settings.

    Keywords: Medication Assisted Treatment, Opioid Use Disorders, Addiction

    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.50 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    11:15am - 12:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

  • 4017-17: “RAISING” Awareness:  The Influence of the NIMH Recovery after an Initial Episode of Schizophrenia (RAISE) Project on Nursing Care on an Inpatient Unit Serving Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered

    Presenter: Jack Spencer, MSN, PMHNP-BC 0.50 contact hours

    4017-17: “RAISING” Awareness:  The Influence of the NIMH Recovery after an Initial Episode of Schizophrenia (RAISE) Project on Nursing Care on an Inpatient Unit Serving Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis

    The presentation will examine Recovery after an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) study and implications for PMH nursing practice on an inpatient unit.  The talk will explore guidelines for the use of psychopharmacology, individual resiliency training, CBT for psychosis, an innovative Care Partner Program, and aftercare incorporating Coordinated Specialty Care.


    Presenter: Jack Spencer, MSN, PMHNP-BC

    Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      35 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify the core findings of RAISE and opportunities for PMH nurses to optimize inpatient treatment.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of evidence-based pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment strategies.
    3. Apply knowledge to nursing care planning which socializes patients to transition to coordinated specialty care in the community.

    Keywords: Psychosis, Young Adults, Recovery


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.50 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, 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 and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn 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
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    10:15am - 11:00am


    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019