2015-19: Measuring Acute Care Nurses' Competence when Providing Care to Psychiatric Mental Health Patients

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2015-19:  Measuring Acute Care Nurses' Competence when Providing Care to Psychiatric Mental Health Patients 

Through the collaboration of an acute medical-surgical hospital and a sister affiliate psychiatric hospital, nurse educators joined together to develop a program to increase newly licensed nurse residents' perceived competence when working with patients in the acute care environment who have psychiatric comorbidities.

  Valerie Seney, MA, MSN, LMHC, RN-PMH-BC; Jacqueline Insana, MSN, RN-PMH-BC

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:

  • Identify the benefits of collaboration between medical-surgical and psychiatric nursing teams.

Keywords:  Education, Mental Illness, Collaborative Practice

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 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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