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  • 2017-16: PTSD, Vagus Nerve, and Social Withdrawal: Heart-rate Variability as an Indicator of Symptom Severity and a Treatment Target for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

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

    Presenters: William Chance Nicholson, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Teena McGuiness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN; Daniel Wyers, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC 0.75 contact hours

    2017-16: PTSD, Vagus Nerve, and Social Withdrawal: Heart-rate Variability as an Indicator of Symptom Severity and a Treatment Target for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

    Objective clinical measures for determining symptom severity and/or response to treatment in PTSD are lacking. Due to clinically valid and cost-effective availability of advanced consumer technology, heart-rate variability could provide such measures due to its correlation with PTSD symptom severity and its relative ease of assessing in the clinical setting.

    Presenters: William Chance Nicholson, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Teena McGuiness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN; Daniel Wyers, MSN, CRNP, 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: 45 minutes

    Target Audience: RN, APRN

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the role of the vagus nerve in PTSD symptomology with particular emphasis on social, cognitive, and emotional function.
    2. Identify heart-rate variability (HRV) as a potential clinically-objective tool for assessing symptom severity and/or treatment response in PTSD.
    3. Identify technologies available to consumer and provider which can measure HRV easily, cost-effectively, and validly for use in the clinical setting.

    Keywords: Vagus Nerve, Heart-Rate Variablilty, 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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    10:15am - 11:00am

    Release Date: December 8, 2016
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     

     

  • 2037-16: Institutional Stigma and the United States Military

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Douglas Taylor, BSN, RN-BC; Amy Brzuchalski, RN, MSN; Charles Walker, RN, BSN, CEN 0.75 contact hours

    2037-16: Institutional Stigma and the United States Military

    This session explores the issue of how military service members who seek mental health care are confronted with institutional stigma.  It discusses how nurses can advocate for policy change and promote service members’ ability to seek and receive mental health treatment.

    Presenters: Douglas Taylor, BSN, RN-BC; Amy Brzuchalski, RN, MSN; Charles Walker, RN, BSN, CEN

    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

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    1.  Define institutional stigma within the military culture.
    2.  Describe how stigma affects service members’ mental health care and places limitations on career opportunities.
    3.  Identify the military APPNs role as an advocate for policy change that reduces military institutional stigma. 

    Keywords: Military, Stigma, Policy, Legislation 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    12:15pm - 1:00pm 

    Release Date: December 8, 2016
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     

     

  • 2053-16: What are your Recovery Resilience Innovations? Recovery Interactive Panel

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Genevieve E. Chandler, PhD, RN; Kris Lambert, PhD, RN; Gail Stern, PhD, RN; Sue Brammer, PhD, RN 1.0 contact hours

    2053-16: What are your Recovery Resilience Innovations?  Recovery Interactive Panel

    Every day nurses collaborate with patients to develop resilience that will promote recovery. This very interactive panel provides an opportunity to share examples of your resilience innovations.

    Presenters: Genevieve E. Chandler, PhD, RN; Kris Lambert, PhD, RN; Gail Stern, PhD, RN; Sue Brammer, PhD, 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: 1 hour 8 minutes

    Target Audience: RN

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    1.  Explain the ABCS of the Chandler Resilience Model.
    2.  Describe nurse patient collaborations that promote resilience.
    3.  List three specific strategies to utilize when collaborating with patients on their recovery journey. 

    Keywords: Recovery, Resilience 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    4:00pm - 5:30pm 

    Release Date: December 8, 2016
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2018

     

     

  • 2012-16: Developing an Academic-Clinical Partnership Team to Implement Interprofessional PMHNP DNP Education: A Story of Collision and Collaboration

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

    Presenters: Merrie J. Kaas, Ph.D, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Barbara L. Peterson, Ph.D, PMHCNS-BC 0.75 contact hours

    2012-16: Developing an Academic-Clinical Partnership Team to Implement Interprofessional PMHNP DNP Education:  A Story of Collision and Collaboration

    Presentation describes the story of an academic-clinical partnership team brought together to implement a three year funded HRSA grant for advancing  interprofessional education of PMHNP DNP, Pharm.D, and OT students. Quantitative and qualitative findings support the team's narrative. Recommendations for future project team development are discussed.

    Presenters: Merrie J. Kaas, Ph.D, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Barbara L. Peterson, Ph.D, 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:  45 minutes

    Target Audience:  APRN

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe five points of project team conflict and collaboration that occurred during a three-year funded HRSA grant to develop and implement IPE learning experiences for PMHNP DNP, Pharm.D, and OT students.
    2. Identify  two measures of team development that can be used to evaluate project team outcomes.
    3. List three recommendations for positive future, grant funded project team development.

    Keywords: Interprofessional Education, Team Development, HRSA, Team Building 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    10:15am - 11:00am 

    Release Date: December 16, 2016
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     

     

  • 2026-16: The Newest Risk Factor for Pediatric Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Ideation: Cyberbullying

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Elizabeth Hutson, RN, PMHNP-BC, PhD Student 0.75 contact hours

    2026-16: The Newest Risk Factor for Pediatric Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidal Ideation: Cyberbullying 

    Well documented consequences of cyberbullying victimization in pediatrics include depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. Though recommendations state that children should be seen by a healthcare professional when these issues occur currently no evidence-based guidelines exist to address cyberbullying victimization for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

    Presenter: Elizabeth Hutson, RN, PMHNP-BC, PhD Student

    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

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Define cyberbullying.
    2. Discuss evidence-based treatment strategies for children who have developed depression, anxiety, and/or suicidal ideation as a consequence of victimization of cyberbullying.
    3. Identify ineffective coping skills for victims of cyberbullying.

    Keywords: Cyberbullying, Child and Adolescent, Depression, Anxiety, Evidence Based Practice 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    11:15am - 12:00pm 

    Release Date: January 19, 2017
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     

     

  • 2011-16: Five Strategies to Mitigate Suicide Risk

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Pamela K. Greene, PhD, RN, NEA-BC 0.75 contact hours

    2011-16: Five Strategies to Mitigate Suicide Risk 

    Drawing from systematic literature reviews, five strategies have been identified to use in the care of individuals who are suicidal. These strategies were followed longitudinally and shown to be efficacious in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The strategies with rationale will be explained with a focus on implementation into practice.

    Presenter: Pamela K. Greene, PhD, RN, NEA-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, APRN

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
    1.  Describe the five strategies identified by research that are effective in the care of suicidal individuals.
    2.  Discuss the underlying rationale for each of the five strategies.
    3.  Provide examples of interventions consistent with the strategies that can be individualized for implementation. 

    Keywords: Suicide Prevention, Hope, Alliance 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    10:15am - 11:00am

    Release Date: April 24, 2017
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     

     

  • 2021-16: Eliminating Restraints on a High Acuity Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Melinda L. Elliott, RN, MSN, NE-BC 0.75 contact hours

    2021-16: Eliminating Restraints on a High Acuity Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

    This session looks at a hospital that between April 2015 and February 2016, provided care for frequently agitated, aggressive patients with no restraints utilized.  It reviews techniques used and results from the program.

    Presenter: Melinda L. Elliott, RN, MSN, NE-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

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify techniques Grady’s Behavioral Health Department used to decrease and eventually eliminate the use of mechanical restraints on an inpatient behavioral health unit.
    2. Explain the relationship of a therapeutic restraint-free environment and patient improvement.
    3. Develop a plan to involve front-line staff in the development of a restraint free environment. 

    Keywords: PACE, Restraint, Inpatient, Safety, Aggressive Behavior, De-escalation, Debriefing 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    11:15am - 12:00pm 

    Release Date: April 24, 2017
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     

     

  • 2051-16: APRN Council Interactive Session

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

    Presenter: Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP 1.0 contact hours

    2051-16: APRN Council Interactive Session

    This open-dialogue session will serve to inform APRN’s about issues common to all PMH-APRN practices and various state and national developments.  The session also includes possible solutions on these topics.

    Presenter: Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP 

    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, 6 minutes

    Target Audience: APRN

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe two resources available to APNA APRN members on the APNA discussion boards, the APRN library and the APRN Resource pages.
    2. Describe at least 2 recent developments surrounding APRN practice across the United States.
    3. State what services are available through APNA’s Mentor Match Program.

    Keywords: Legislative Updates, Council Updates, APRN Scope of Practice, Policy, Practice Authority 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    4:00pm - 5:30pm 

    Release Date: April 24, 2017
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     

     

  • 2043-16: Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Research: Substance Abuse

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN; Peggy El-Mallakh, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC; Cathy W. Koetting, DNP, CPNP, FNP-C; Patricia Freed, EdD, RN 0.5 contact hours

    2043-16: Developing a Tailored Tobacco Treatment Program for Individuals with Schizophrenia: A Mixed-Methods Study; Educating Undergraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Students in Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing to Improve Rates of Substance Abuse Screening and Enhance Therapeutic Communication Skills 

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

    Developing a Tailored Tobacco Treatment Program for Individuals with Schizophrenia: A Mixed-Methods Study

    This session looks at two different substance abuse inititatives. The first is a mixed-methods design that was used to adapt an evidence-based tobacco treatment program to the unique needs of patients with schizophrenia. The second half of the session explores the use of e-learning scenarios to teach motivational interviewing skills to undergraduate nursing students.  Presenters: Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN; Peggy El-Mallakh, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC   

    Educating Undergraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Students in Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing to Improve Rates of Substance Abuse Screening and Enhance Therapeutic Communication Skills
    This presentation will discuss use of an online interactive eLearning scenario to teach screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment (SBIRT) to undergraduate psychiatric nursing students. The Kognito eLearning simulation, SBI with Adolescents, will be presented and participants will be able to become active learners in the simulation experience.  Presenters: Cathy W. Koetting, DNP, CPNP, FNP-C; Patricia Freed, EdD, 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: 33 minutes 

    Target Audience: RN, APRN

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify proposed behavioral and pharmacological components for tobacco treatment among those with schizophrenia.
    2. Discuss approaches for tailoring existing evidence-based tobacco treatment for individuals with general and specific mental illnesses.
    3. Describe and explain the 6 steps of the Brief Negotiated Interview.
    4. Illustrate the use of e-learning scenarios to teach motivational interviewing skills to undergraduate nursing students.

    Keywords: Brief Negotiated Interview, Smoking Cessation, Schizophrenia, Undergraduate Education, SBIRT, Nicotine, Substance Abuse, Risky Drinking, CRAFT 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    3:00pm - 3:45pm 

    Release Date: May 30, 2017
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019

     


     

  • 2041-16: Mini-Concurrent Sessions: Restraint Reduction

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Constance Noll, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP; Janet McMillan, DSN, RN, PMHNP-BC; Phyllis Cratty, RN, BSN; Brittany Chabak, LCSW, MPH 0.75 contact hours

    2041-16: Restraint Reduction Education in a Critical Care Unit: Inclusion of Mitigation of Nurse Stress/Therapeutic Communication; Use of a Tidal Model Informed Program to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Decrease Chemical Restraints on an Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at a Community Hospital 

    This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A. 

    Restraint Reduction Education in a Critical Care Unit: Inclusion of Mitigation of Nurse Stress/Therapeutic Communication
    Restraint reduction occurs by changing safety paradigms. This session explores two restraint reduction initiatives in two different hospitals. The purpose, process, and results from these initiatives are reviewed and discussed. 
    Presenters: Constance Noll, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP; Janet McMillan, DSN, RN, PMHNP-BC 

    Use of a Tidal Model Informed Program to Improve Patient Satisfaction and Decrease Chemical Restraints on an Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at a Community Hospital
    Seeking to improve patient satisfaction and decrease utilization of chemical restraints, our inpatient psychiatric unit designed and implemented a Tidal Model informed practice change that focused on therapeutic nurse-patient relationships and interdisciplinary support of a recovery-oriented environment. Outcome measurements suggest effectiveness of our practice change. 
    Presenters: Phyllis Cratty, RN, BSN; Brittany Chabak, LCSW, MPH 

    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 

    Session Objectives
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe three physical and psychological injuries from use of restraints which prolong hospital length of stay.
    2. Review the outcomes of a quality restraint reduction initiative which included mitigation of nurse stress.
    3. Identify the components of the Tidal Model utilized in this practice change.
    4. List the Tidal Model informed methods that clinical nurses used in the development of therapeutic nurse-patient relationships and in the reduction of patient violence. 

    Keywords: ICU Restraints, Restraint, Tidal Model, Guided Journals, Restraint Reduction, Safety, Nurse Stress, PSS-10 

    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 30th Annual Conference
    Hartford, Connecticut
    Thursday, October 20
    3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Release Date: May 30, 2017
    The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019