2032-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Safety

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2032-19:  Integrating Whole Health and Human Connection into Safety Planning  |  Effect of Hospital Safety Officers on Adult Behavioral Health Inpatient Services

Mini concurrent sessions are presented live as two 20-minute presentations plus Q&A. Below they are offered as individual audio recordings.

Integrating Whole Health and Human Connection into Safety Planning
This presentation illustrates a safety planning process that fosters human connection and whole health.  Safety planning is a national best practice. After noting an increase in non-suicidal self-injury, a Nursing Quality Work Group completed a literature review, evaluated quality data, and systemically improved the hospital's safety planning.
Presenters:  Audrey Voss, MSN, CPHQ, RN-BC; Sarah Waterwall, BSN, RN-BC

Effect of Hospital Safety Officers on Adult Behavioral Health Inpatient Services
With the increase in violence in behavioral health settings, the addition of the Hospital Safety Officer (HSO) is an enhancement to milieu safety. This interactive session will highlight the features of the HSO that bring a reduction in assaults, Code Violet incidents, and workplace injuries.
Presenters:  Karen Hogan, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC; Celedonia Manrique, MSN, RN

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:  43 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Apply evidence-based practice to foster whole health and human connection in safety planning.
  2. Compare and contrast role, background, and education of a hospital security guard and the Hospital Safety Officer.

Keywords:  Safety Planning, Patient Safety, Whole Health, Safety Officer, Violence

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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