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

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    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), 0.75 credits offered

    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), 0.75 credits offered

    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


  • 3034-17: An Overview and Efficacy of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in Managing Aggression among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenters: Lawerence Blair, RN; Colleen Russo, PNP 0.75 contact hours

    3034-17: An Overview and Efficacy of a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit in Managing Aggression among Individuals With Serious Mental Illness

    This presentation will describe a psychiatric intensive care unit created to manage aggressive behavior among individuals with serious mental illness. The presentation will include information about preliminary outcome and efficacy data, including types of aggression observed, interventions used to manage aggression, and seclusion and restraint rate comparisons.


    Presenters:
    Lawerence Blair, RN; Colleen Russo, 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:
      41 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Describe a model used to manage aggression among individuals with serious mental illness.
    2. Identify effective means to mitigate aggression among individuals with serious mental illness.
    3. Describe efficacy and outcome data of a psychiatric intensive care unit.

    Keywords: Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Transitions Model, Aggressive Behavior, The Broset Violence Checklist, Staff Observation Aggression Scale-revised


    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


  • 3033-17: Designing and Delivering Quality Distance Education: Challenges and Opportunities to Teach the Next Generation of PMHNPs

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

    Presenters: Susan W. Blaakman, PhD, PMHNP-BC; Holly E. Brown, DNP, PMHCS-BC, PMHNP; Andrew Wolf, EdD, RN, ACNP-C, CNE; Joseph Gomulak-Cavicchio, MS Ed. 0.75 contact hours

    3033-17: Designing and Delivering Quality Distance Education:  Challenges and Opportunities to Teach the Next Generation of PMHNPs

    This session presents strategies for aligning national competencies, learning outcomes, activities, and assessments throughout a curriculum using collaborative approaches. We will share technologies to promote interaction, meaningful practice, and feedback to facilitate learning and describe an effective mix of online activities and on-campus intensives to enhance student clinical skills.


    Presenters: Susan W. Blaakman, PhD, PMHNP-BC; Holly E. Brown, DNP, PMHCS-BC, PMHNP; Andrew Wolf, EdD, RN, ACNP-C, CNE; Joseph Gomulak-Cavicchio, MS Ed.

    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:  APRN


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

    1. Discuss the American Psychiatric Nurses Association's (APNA) nursing suicide risk assessment "Call to Action" and review evidence-based recommendations for assessment and documentation of self-directed violence (SDV) risk. 
    2. Explore the literature/practice gap regarding nursing-specific suicide risk assessment tools for the inpatient psychiatric setting. 
    3. Discuss New York-Presbyterian's Nursing Suicide Risk Inventory (NSRI).

    Keywords: Instructional Design, Distance Learning, Adult Learning, Graduate 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 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


  • 3032-17: New York-Presbyterian’s Nursing Suicide Risk Inventory (NSRI): A Daily Nursing Suicide Risk Tool for the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Brynne D. Calleran, BSN, BS, RN-BC 0.75 contact hours

    3032-17: New York-Presbyterian’s Nursing Suicide Risk Inventory (NSRI):  A Daily Nursing Suicide Risk Tool for the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

    The most common root cause of inpatient suicide is a failure in clinical assessment.  This session explores the development of a new tool based on the APNA suicide competencies. The Nursing Suicide Risk Inventory (NSRI) provides inpatient psychiatric-mental health nurses with a comprehensive picture of patient suicide risk.

    Presenter:  Brynne D. Calleran, BSN, BS, 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:
      43 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN


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

    1. Discuss the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s (APNA’s) nursing suicide risk assessment “Call to Action” and 
      review evidence-based recommendations for assessment & documentation of self-directed violence (SDV) risk.
    2. Explore the literature/practice gap regarding nursing-specific suicide risk assessment tools for the inpatient psychiatric setting.
    3. Discuss New York-Presbyterian’s Nursing Suicide Risk Inventory (NSRI).

    Keywords:  Suicide, Suicide Risk, Self-directed Violence, Self-injurious Behavior, Suicidal Ideation, APNA Suicide Competencies


    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

  • 3027-17: Creation and Implementation of a Crisis Stabilization Service in a Community Safety Net Hospital in Chicago, IL

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenters: Evelyn J. Norton, DNP, APRN, PMNP-BC; David J. Martucci, BSN, MS, MBA Candidate 0.75 contact hours

    3027-17: Creation and Implementation of a Crisis Stabilization Service in a Community Safety Net Hospital in Chicago, IL

    Sinai Health Systems developed a Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)  in response to escalating boarding times in the ED of patients with mental health (MH) issues, and a lack of community resources for MH care. This session explores the development, successes and challenges experiences throughout the process.


    Presenters:  Evelyn J. Norton, DNP, APRN, PMNP-BC; David J. Martucci, BSN, MS, MBA Candidate

    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:
      42 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. List and identify admission criteria for Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) psychiatric patients.
    2. Compare the psychiatric observation/crisis stabilization models.
    3. Examine a (CSU) in one hospital, and the successes and challenges to date, and future plans for the project.

    Keywords: Crisis Stabilization Unit, Observation, Mental Illness, Emergency Department, Substance Use 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
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    2:45pm - 3:30pm

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

  • 3023-17: Utilizing Telehealth to Overcome Clinical Site Challenges

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Stephanie T. Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, COI 0.5 contact hours

    3023-17: Utilizing Telehealth to Overcome Clinical Site Challenges

    The session explores the barriers to mental health nursing clinical experiences in rural settings.  It discusses how telehealth can provide students an opportunity to learn to deliver quality care to a diverse population while increasing patient satisfaction.


    Presenter: 
     Stephanie T. Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, COI

    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, APRN


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

    1. Describe a telehealth clinical experience for psychiatric mental health nursing students.
    2. Identify the role of the student, faculty, and practitioner in a telehealth clinical experience.
    3. Identify available technology to remove barriers to mental health clinical learning experiences.

    Keywords:  Telehealth, Education, Rural Healthcare, TeSS, Nursing Students


    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
    Friday, October 20, 2017
    2:45pm - 3:30pm

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


  • 1031-17: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Ramifications related to RN and APRN Psychiatric Practice: Part 2

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 1.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Gina M. Reiners, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC 1.75 contact hours

    1031-17:  Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Ramifications related to RN and APRN Psychiatric Practice:  Part 2

    Psychiatric Standards of Practice and Nursing Board regulations will be presented as an educational strategy to minimize malpractice. Explicit evidence based guidelines will include documentation, assessing, diagnosing, treating, prescribing and evaluating patients. Dr. Reiners will compare and contrast two suicide jury cases, where she was the expert witness.


    Presenter:
      Gina M. Reiners, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-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:
      1 hour 35 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Define medical malpractice, the roles of State Boards of Nursing, the expert witness and elements of a law related to the Scope and Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
    2. Describe the best evidence in Psychiatric Nursing practice of RNs and APNs by analyzing two cases presented to the State Board of Nursing, specifically related to 2014 APNA Scope and Standards of Psychiatric Nursing Practice as a guideline.
    3. Analyze suicide risk and protective factors for two suicide cases by comparing and contrasting the adoption of practice standards and the subsequent outcomes/verdicts for the RN and APN.

    Keywords:  Malpractice, Standards of Practice, Boards of Nursing, Suicide Cases, Documentation


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.75 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
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm


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


  • 1033-17: Facebook, My space, Blog or Tweet, What You Say May Not Be Sweet: Professional Boundaries and Social Media

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Presenter: Nancy Behling Dillon, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC 1.0 Credit Hour

    1033-17:  Facebook, My space, Blog or Tweet, What You Say May Not Be Sweet: Professional Boundaries and Social Media

    The intersection of Social Media and Professional Boundaries is an important consideration in nursing practice but hasn’t of received sufficient attention, resulting in nurses being caught in HIPAA and professional boundary violations. This presentation will highlight ways to stay safe in personal and professional use of social media.


    Presenter:
      Nancy Behling Dillon, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-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:
      55 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    1. Distinguish between social and professional relationships.
    2. Discuss impact of violations of professional boundaries in use of social media as they relate to: patients, co-workers, organizations, PMH nurses, and HIPAA.
    3. Analyze boundary issues using the Guidelines for Analyzing Boundary Issues© and identify strategies to guide safe practice and maintain professional boundaries when using social media.

    Keywords:  Social Boundaries, Relationships, Boundary Crossings, Boundary Violations


    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
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

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