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  • 2001-20: President's Address: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Proud Partners in the Journey to Whole Health

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

    Presenter: Sattaria (Tari) S. Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP 1.0 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    2001-20:  President's Address: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Proud Partners in the Journey to Whole Health

    Psychiatric-mental health nursing is rooted in the idea of a partnership between nurse and patient. Through this approach, psychiatric-mental health nurses make unique contributions to individuals, communities, health care systems and the nursing profession as a whole. To fully engage in this partnership and impact whole health at all levels, we need to ensure that we are at our best. This presentation will examine the importance of caring for our own mental health and provide actionable strategies to foster well-being for ourselves so that we can provide the best possible care to those we serve.


    Presenters:
      Sattaria (Tari) S. Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

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


    Session Length:
      55 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Examine the importance of caring for our own mental health and provide actionable strategies that foster well being for ourselves so that we can provide the best possible care to those we serve.

    Keywords:  Whole Health, Self-Care, Re-framing Stress


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 the post-test, completed the evaluation and honor statement, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all the steps are completed.

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


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023


    *Internet Explorer is an outdated browser and therefore when using it, APNA eLearning Center courses often will not load or play properly. Because Internet Explorer is still the default browser on many devices, this is the number one issue that impacts learners’ ability to access their courses. For an uninterrupted learning experience, please download and use Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxMicrosoft EdgeSafari, etc. If you continue to experience issues, you may need to update your browser.

  • 4042-20: The Last Five Years - New Classes, New Agents, New Delivery Systems for MDD, Bipolar and Schizophrenia. Plus a Look at What's Coming Ahead!

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

    Presenter: Alan Amberg, APN, PMHNP-BC 0.75 pharmacology contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    4042-20: The Last Five Years - New Classes, New Agents, New Delivery Systems for MDD, Bipolar and Schizophrenia. Plus a Look at What's Coming Ahead!

    This lively presentation provides an overview of new agents, or new delivery systems of current agents as well as ancillary tools to improve treatment options. In addition to reviewing pivotal data on these new options, looks more closely at first in class compounds and novel agents in phase III development.


    Presenter:
      Alan Amberg, APN, PMHNP-BC

    Disclosures: The presenter serves as a consultant for Alkermes & Otsuka; Former speakers' bureau for Janssen. Off-label uses of medications will be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflict of interest to disclose.


    Session Length:
      46 minutes

    Target Audience:  APRN


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

    • Identify 5 newer antipsychotic compounds and 5 newer delivery systems for agents.

    Keywords:  Psychopharmacology, Antipsychotics, New Agents


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

  • 2013-20: What’s All the Excitement About? Ketamine/Esketamine as Treatment Options

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

    Presenters: Courtney Miller, BA, ADN, RN; Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC 0.75 pharmacology contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    2013-20:  What’s All the Excitement About? Ketamine/Esketamine as Treatment Options 

    Ketamine and esketamine treatment options continue to expand and patients with treatment resistant depression are seeking out these treatment options. Cases will be presented with indications for use and the patient care, administrative and insurance/payment issues that often accompany treatment.  Experience in the development of a clinic will be discussed. 


    Presenters:
      Courtney Miller, BA, ADN, RN; Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label use of medications will be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      47 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Explore the nursing considerations when treating a patient with ketamine/esketamine.

    Keywords:  Ketamine, Depression, Spravato


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

    *Internet Explorer is an outdated browser and therefore when using it, APNA eLearning Center courses often will not load or play properly. Because Internet Explorer is still the default browser on many devices, this is the number one issue that impacts learners’ ability to access their courses. For an uninterrupted learning experience, please download and use Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxMicrosoft EdgeSafari, etc. If you continue to experience issues, you may need to update your browser.

  • 4044-20: Improving Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention in Baccalaureate Nursing Education

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

    Presenters: Claudia Denise Davis, MSN, RN 0.75 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    4044-20:  Improving Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention in Baccalaureate Nursing Education

    The presentation will share strategies to include content related to "APNA Essential Competencies for Assessment and  Management of Individuals at Risk for Suicide" in a baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Included will be examples of classroom strategies, clinical practicum strategies and simulation exercises to better prepare graduates for diverse settings.


    Presenters:
      Claudia Denise Davis, MSN, RN

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


    Session Length:
      47 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Describe the need for suicide risk assessment and intervention, and identify classroom, clinical, and simulation strategies/exercises to increase the ability to assess and intervene in suicide risk.

    Keywords:  Suicide Risk, Nursing Education, Suicide Prevention 


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    .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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

  • 4014-20: Successful Partnerships for Youth Suicide Prevention - The CARES Journey

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

    Presenters: Wayne M. Steller, RN, PMHNP-BC; Christopher McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW 0.75 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    4014-20: Successful Partnerships for Youth Suicide Prevention - The CARES Journey

    Maine, like most of the nation, has seen the tragic rise in suicide rates across young people struggling with behavioral health and substance abuse challenges. This presentation will prepare participants to launch similar intervention initiatives in their own communities.


    Presenters:
      Wayne M. Steller, RN, PMHNP-BC; Christopher McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW

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


    Session Length:
      43 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Identify the elements of successful community partnerships for youth suicide prevention initiatives, and develop skills to implement similar partnerships in their own communities. 

    Keywords:  Youth Suicide, Community Partnerships, "CARES"


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

  • 4011-20: Being an Effective Patient Partner: Insights from Parents of Mental Health Consumers

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

    Presenters: Michael C. Thomas, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Stacie Hunsaker, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNE, CNML 0.75 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    4011-20: Being an Effective Patient Partner: Insights from Parents of Mental Health Consumers

    The presenters, both experienced nurses, will share challenges they personally experienced communicating with healthcare providers as parents of children struggling with severe mental health disorders.  They will teach attendees simple communication tools to improve collaboration between patients, family members, and treatment teams.


    Presenters:
      Michael C. Thomas, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC; Stacie Hunsaker, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CNE, CNML

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


    Session Length:
      48 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Understand two factors that can negatively affect communication between patients, their family members, and the treatment team, and identify two strategies to increase patient and family engagement in treatment.

    Keywords:  Collaboration, Children, Communication, Mental Health Disorders


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

  • 2021-20: Survivors of Torture: Providing Psychiatric Services to Asylees and Refugees

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

    Presenters: Molly Willis, MSN, RN; Connie Quach, RN 0.75 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    2021-20:  Survivors of Torture: Providing Psychiatric Services to Asylees and Refugees

    Through a series of vignettes, this presentation will illustrate how uniquely suited the psychiatric nurse practitioner can be in providing culturally sensitive, trauma informed care to the asylee/refugee population experiencing complex PTSD.


    Presenters:
      Molly Willis, MSN, RN; Connie Quach, RN

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


    Session Length:
      45 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Discuss treatment options for survivors of torture who have a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder.

    Keywords:  Trauma, Advanced Practice, Community Psychiatry


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

    *Internet Explorer is an outdated browser and therefore when using it, APNA eLearning Center courses often will not load or play properly. Because Internet Explorer is still the default browser on many devices, this is the number one issue that impacts learners’ ability to access their courses. For an uninterrupted learning experience, please download and use Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxMicrosoft EdgeSafari, etc. If you continue to experience issues, you may need to update your browser.

  • 2024-20: Improving Sleep and Emotional Self-Regulation in Youth with Mental Health Disorders: A Quality Improvement Project

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Katherine E. Maxwell, DNP, APRN-CNP 0.75 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    2024-20: Improving Sleep and Emotional Self-Regulation in Youth with Mental Health Disorders: A Quality Improvement Project

    This presentation offers strategies on effective psychological and behavioral interventions to improve sleep and emotional self-regulation in children and adolescents with mental health disorders, demonstrated through a quality improvement project.


    Presenters:
      Katherine E. Maxwell, DNP, APRN-CNP

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


    Session Length:
      38 minutes 

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Identify five psychological/behavioral interventions shown to improve sleep in youth with mental health disorders.

    Keywords:  Sleep, Mental Health, Children and Adolescents (Youth)


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

  • 2023-20: Reproductive Grief Care: Giving Permission to Grieve

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

    Presenters: Kathryn Rae Grauerholz, MSN, NP, ACHPN 0.75 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    2023-20:  Reproductive Grief Care: Giving Permission to Grieve

    Approximately two million couples experience reproductive loss every year and often without the support necessary to make sense of their loss. This course will help nurses to recognize reproductive loss, grief reactions, and help patients to actualize the loss, validate the grief, and begin to cope with those experiences.


    Presenters:
      Kathryn Rae Grauerholz, MSN, NP, ACHPN

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


    Session Length:
      41 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Analyze the emotional meaning and impact of reproductive loss while incorporate at least three ways to promote emotional healing.

    Keywords:  Reproductive, Grief, Bereavement


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023

  • 2033-20: Women & ADHD/ADD: Closing the Gender Gap

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

    Presenter: Brynne Calleran, MSN, BSN, BS, NE-BC, IN/RN-BC, PMH/RN-BC 0.75 contact hours

    For an uninterrupted learning experience, please use Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox as your browser. If you use Internet Explorer, you may not be able to view or access parts of this course.* 

    2033-20: Women & ADHD/ADD: Closing the Gender Gap

    A paradigm shift in our understanding of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention-deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD) in women is needed. Failure to recognize phenotypic gender differences can lead to significant undertreatment and poorer outcomes. As a female PMH-RN diagnosed at age 30, this session will be presented from an academic, professional, and personal perspective.


    Presenter:
      Brynne Calleran, MSN, BSN, BS, NE-BC, IN/RN-BC, PMH/RN-BC

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


    Session Length:
      44 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

    • Discuss the gender gaps in research of the  female phenotypic expression of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder/attention-deficit disorder (ADHD/ADD).

    Keywords:  Women, ADHD, Bias


    Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
    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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 34th Annual Conference

    The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2023