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  • 4024-17: Decreasing Rates for Pediatric Bipolar

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Daniel E. Wesemann, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP 0.75 contact hours

    4024-17: Decreasing Rates for Pediatric Bipolar

    The diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder (PBD) continues to be controversial.  In the 1990's the rates of PBD were increasing by over 400%.  Are the rates of PBD now rapidly decreasing?  Understand the current trend in diagnosing PBD to make you more accurate at identifying this population.


    Presenter: Daniel E. Wesemann, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP

    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:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Explain the current trends in diagnosing Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.
    2. Utilize one valid screening tool to identify symptoms of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder.
    3. Explain the components of both studies presented about Pediatric Bipolar.

    Keywords: Pediatrics, Child Adolescent, Bipolar Disorder


    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


  • 4016-17: Creation and Implementation of a Novel Web-Based App to Screen and Support Struggling Nurses

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Dallas M. Ducar, MSN, CNL 0.75 contact hours

    4016-17: Creation and Implementation of a Novel Web-Based App to Screen and Support Struggling Nurses

    This presentation will demonstrate the first web-based tool to systematically screen and support struggling nurses and to provide pathways to well-being. The presenter will illustrate how to use technology to foster a healthy work environment while improving patient outcomes, and implement similar programs in your clinical setting.

    Presenter: Dallas M. Ducar, MSN, CNL

    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:
      40 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Identify strategies to rapidly and comprehensively identify the mental health needs of clinicians to strengthen occupational health.
    2. Identify strategies to follow-up with persons who have been identified as suffering from severe mental distress without promulgating stigma.
    3. Identify ways technology can used reduce the risk of burnout and create healthy work environments.

    Keywords: Peer support, Web Based, Occupational Health, Mental Distress, Burnout, Self Care


    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
    10:15am - 11:00am


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


  • 4014-17: Typologies of Aggressive Behavior in Children: Implications For Assessment, Treatment and Referral

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: James J. Weidel PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Janet Standard, DNP, PMHNP-BC 0.75 contact hours

    4014-17: Typologies of Aggressive Behavior in Children:  Implications For Assessment, Treatment and Referral

    The purpose of this presentation is to present typologies of aggressive behavior in children that include verbal aggression, aggression against property, self-aggression, sexual aggression, and aggression against others. Strategies for treatment and referral for each typology will be discussed.


    Presenters: James J. Weidel PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC; Janet Standard, 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:
      37 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Understand varying typologies of aggressive behavior in children.
    2. Apply concepts of each typology in informing assessment and treatment decisions for patients.
    3. Discuss the importance of identification of each typology to specific patient treatment options and and to target desired outcomes.

    Keywords: Aggressive Behavior, Children, Behavioral Disorders


    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
    10:15am - 11:00am

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


  • 4012-17: Incorporating Psychiatric Nursing at the Frontline of Emergency Care

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Noel Lojeski, BSN, RN-BC; Angie Ridder, BSN, RN‐BC 0.75 contact hours

    4012-17: Incorporating Psychiatric Nursing at the Frontline of Emergency Care

    Psychiatric emergency services provided by psychiatric providers allow for a patient focused approach to mental health care.  Integration with Emergency departments can be challenging.  Learn how our PMH nurses are making a difference each day and  advancing  healthcare changes focused around the mental health needs of our community.

    Presenters: Noel Lojeski, BSN, RN-BC; Angie Ridder, BSN, RN‐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:
      45 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN


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

    1. Compare two to three differences in the care provided to mental health patients in a dedicated psychiatric emergency services unit versus a general emergency department.
    2. Define what it entails to integrate two separate departments to drive the care of one patient population.
    3. Outline the key environmental elements necessary for an effective, safe psychiatric emergency environment.

    Keywords: Psychiatric Emergency, Emergency Department, Integrated Care


    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
    10:15am - 11:00am

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


  • 4011-17: An Introduction to Medication Assisted Treatments for Opiate Use Disorders

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Mary Weber, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN 0.75 pharmacology contact hours

    4011-17: An Introduction to Medication Assisted Treatments for Opiate Use Disorders

    Drug overdoses are a leading cause of accidental death . CARA has expanded the role for Advanced Practice Nurses in treating opiate use disorders with Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT) such as buprenorphine and forms of naltrexone.  This session is an introduction to MAT.


    Presenter: Mary Weber, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

    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:
      46 minutes

    Target Audience:  APRN


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

    1. Describe non-pharmacological strategies for use in chronic pain and opioid use disorder.
    2. Discuss the role of the RN and APN in the identification and treatment of opioid use disorders since passage of CARA.
    3. Identify how to safely use buprenorphine and naltrexone in the treatment of opioid use disorders and how to get additional training.

    Keywords: Medication Assisted Treatment, Buprenorphine, Opioids, Overdose


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    0.75 pharmacology 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

  • 3044-17: Sexual Orientation, Gender Development and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing of LGBTQ Children & Adolescents

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Julie Carbray, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FPMHNP-BC; Diane Weiland, PhD, PMHCNS-BC 1.25 contact hours

    3044-17: Sexual Orientation, Gender Development and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing of LGBTQ Children & Adolescents

    The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how emerging sexual orientation and sexual exploration can present challenges in psychiatric mental health nursing care of children and adolescents. It also offers best practices for managing and providing sensitive care for LGBTQ youth and their families across nursing care settings.


    Presenters: Julie Carbray, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FPMHNP-BC; Diane Weiland, PhD, 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:
      1 hour 14 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Summarize the primary mental health challenges and needs of LGBT children and adolescents.
    2. Explain how gender nonconformity, gender discordance/dysphoria, and sexual orientation are distinct yet related concepts.
    3. List nine mental health practice principles for fostering the healthy development of LGBT youth, including those undergoing transitioning procedures.

    Keywords: Child and Adolescent, LGBTQ, Sexual Orientation, Transitioning, Sexual Development, Transgender


    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.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    4:45pm - 6:15pm

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


  • 3041-17: APRN Council Interactive Panel

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Dana Jeanne Olive, PhD, PMHNP-BC; Kathryn Johnson, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC; Sattaria 'Tari' Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP 1.5 contact hours

    3041-17: APRN Council Interactive Panel

    The Interactive Panel will discuss Steering Committee achievements in assisting PMH-APRNs to navigate such challenges as reimbursement issues and scope of practice issues, advancement toward achieving full practice authority, and expansion of the APRN role within different models of integrated medicine models emerging throughout the country.


    Presenters: Dana Jeanne Olive, PhD, PMHNP-BC; Kathryn Johnson, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC; Sattaria 'Tari'  Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

    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:
      1 hour 26 minutes

    Target Audience:  APRN


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

    1. Discuss the state of APRN practice, legislative trends, scope of practice and reimbursement issues.
    2. Discuss ways of mentoring.
    3. Apply lessons learned about how PMH-APRN's are being utilized within integrated health care settings to their own APRN practice environments.

    Keywords: APRN Practice, Councils, APNA, Advocacy


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.5 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
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    4:45pm - 6:15pm

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


  • 3037-17: Military and VHA Panel: Navy, Air Force, Army, and VHA Collaboration and Behavioral Health Nursing Updates

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: JoEllen Schimmels, LTC, AN, PMHNP-BC, DNP; Sean Convoy, PMHNP-BC, DNP; Kevin Creedon, LtCol, USAF, PMHNP-BC; Scott Hutton, RN, PhD, MBA, VHA CO 0.75 contact hours

    3037-17: Military and VHA Panel: Navy, Air Force, Army, and VHA Collaboration and Behavioral Health Nursing Updates

    This session explores the challenges inherent in identifying and treating Service Members for behavioral health conditions and how the Navy, Air Force and Army are working together to standardize BH nursing processes across the Military Health System. Each service will additionally provide updates in behavioral health nursing from their particular service.


    Presenters: JoEllen Schimmels, LTC, AN, PMHNP-BC, DNP; Sean Convoy, PMHNP-BC, DNP; Kevin Creedon, LtCol, USAF, PMHNP-BC; Scott Hutton, RN, PhD, MBA, VHA CO   

    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:
      44 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Articulate challenges inherent in identifying and treating active and retired service members and the need to standardize BH practices.
    2. Review the initiatives to standardize behavioral health care across the Military Health System.
    3. Discuss the current state of behavioral health nursing in the Navy, Air Force and Army respectively along with current initiatives and behavioral health nursing role in the behavioral health system of care throughout the services.

    Keywords: DoD, VA, Military, Department of Defense, Military Behavioral Health Initiatives, Veterans, PTSD


    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
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    3:45pm - 4:30pm

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


  • 3036-17: Violence and the Brain

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Evelyn J. Perkins, RN, MS, PMH-BC, NE-BC 0.75 contact hours

    3036-17:  Violence and the Brain

    Presenter will review areas of the brain that are most impacted by chronic exposure to gun violence, discuss functional and explicit beliefs, and the use of evidence-based cognitive dissonance as an intervention to reduce gun violence in high risk populations.


    Presenter: Evelyn J. Perkins, RN, MS, PMH-BC, NE-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:
     41 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN


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

    1. Describe the impact adverse childhood experiences have on the amygdala and prefrontal cortex.
    2. Review functional beliefs vs. thought disorders as they relate to violence.
    3. Discuss how nurses can support patients in creating cognitive dissonance.

    Keywords: Violence, Amygdala, Cognitive Dissonance, Brain Processing, Child and Adolescent, Forensic


    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
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    3:45pm - 4:30pm

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

  • 3035-17: How-to be Anorexic, No Wannarexics Allowed

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Jana Lee Swearingen, RN, BSN 0.75 contact hours

    3035-17: How-to be Anorexic, No Wannarexics Allowed

    A presentation for professionals interested in learning more about a new online subculture that welcomes eating disorders as a philosophy and way of life rather than a disease. It will also present the most recent scholarly evidence available on how this new culture affects those with and without Eating Disorders.


    Presenters: Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Jana Lee Swearingen, RN, BSN

    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:
      38 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Recall the known effects of pro-ana websites on patients with and without eating disorders.
    2. Identify new assessment techniques for addressing pro-ana websites and patient’s internet usage.
    3. Discuss ways this new culture might begin to change future practice.

    Keywords: Eating Disorder, Anorexia, Eating Attitudes Test, Pro-ana, Thinspiration, Wannarexic


    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
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    3:45pm - 4:30pm

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