2023 Competency Based Training for Conducting the One-Hour Face-to-Face Assessment for Persons in Restraint or Seclusion

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2023 Competency Based Training for Conducting the One-Hour Face-to-Face Assessment for Persons in Restraint or Seclusion

This activity will provide the key components for assessing a patient placed in restraint or seclusion as a result of behavior that may be dangerous to self or others.  Attention will be paid to the parameters set forth by the regulatory bodies. These will include surveillance of the immediate situation, evaluation of the patient’s reactions to the restraint or seclusion implementation, assessment of the medical and behavioral condition of the patient, and determining the need to continue or terminate the restraint or seclusion.  Additionally, there will be a discussion of four key assessment elements including physical risks for loss of life, physical dangers and discomforts, the patient’s mental status, and legal and ethical considerations.

Presenters: Marlene Nadler-Moodie, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC; Diane Allen, DNP, PMHRN-BC, FACHE (R)

Contributing Faculty: Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH

Disclosures: The APNA planners and faculty have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
90 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN 

Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Discuss the importance of assessing a patient in restraint or seclusion. 
  2. List the key components of the one-hour face-to-face assessment.

Keywords: Safety, Inpatient, Seclusion, Restraint, Assessment, Debriefing

Nursing Continuing Professional Development
1.5 contact hours. *In order to receive contact hours, you must:  Review the APNA Seclusion and Restraint position paper, listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score of 80% or better on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to earn a passing score on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. Credit cannot be earned unless all steps are completed.

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

Release Date: April 1, 2023
Access to the 2023 course will end: March 31, 2024

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