2012-19: Creating Safe Environments for the Hospitalized Psychiatric Patient

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2012-19:  Creating Safe Environments for the Hospitalized Psychiatric Patient

This presentation will share how safe environments and practices are being created for psychiatric/mentally ill patients within an inpatient psychiatric setting, the emergency department, and the critical care unit setting. The participant will leave with ideas that can be implemented to create safe environments for this challenging patient population.

Presenter:  Beth Rudisill, MSN, 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:
  32 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Define safe practices that decrease risk for patients through the use of suicide bundles.

Keywords:  Ligature Risks, Safe Environments

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

Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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