2033-16: The Impact of Two Nursing Protocols on Continuous Special Observation

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Recorded On: 10/20/2016

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2033-16: The Impact of Two Nursing Protocols on Continuous Special Observation

Continuous Special Observation (CSO) is commonly ordered for patients at risk to injure themselves or others. This session looks at two nursing protocols based on engagement that were developed as an alternative.

Presenter: Richard E. Ray, RN, MS, PMH-BC

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. 

Session Length: 43 minutes

Target Audience: RN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Discuss issues of concern with CSO.
2.  Discuss the two nursing protocols developed as alternatives of CSO.
3.  Discuss the research study of the effects of the two nursing protocols on CSO. 

Keywords: Continuous Special Observation, Protocol, Contiuous Observation, Inpatient, Safety,  Positive Outcomes, Engagement, CSO 

Continuing Nursing Education
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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Originally Presented
APNA 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, October 20
12:15pm - 1:00pm

Release Date: March 16, 2017
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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