1032-18: ECT: Out of the Shadows!

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1032-18: ECT: Out of the Shadows!

This presentation discusses the nurses role in Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment and how the PMH nurse is key to the patient and family experience, safe and effective treatment of patients with medical comorbidity and demystifying the process for this safe and effective treatment. Unique nursing care aspects will be discussed.

  Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC; Donna Ecklesdafer, MSN, BSN, 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. Non-FDA approved use is discussed.

Session Length:
  1 Hour 48 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Describe factors for developing an ECT service with evidenced-based nursing practice, including treatment of patients with co-morbidity.

Keywords:  ECT, Brain Stimulation, Stigma

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 with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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