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

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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.

  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

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