2045-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Research

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2045-18: Nurses’ Readiness to Care for Patients with Alcohol and Opioid Use Problems: Exploring Nurses’ Demographical, Personal and Professional Factors | Examining Clinicians’ Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Towards Engaging Patients with Behavioral Health Problems in a Hospital Setting

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

Nurses’ Readiness to Care for Patients with Alcohol and Opioid Use Problems: Exploring Nurses’ Demographical, Personal and Professional Factors
This presentation will discuss briefly the effects of nurses’ readiness and motivation to provide care to patients with AO use problems on the patients’ screening, treatment and rehabilitation outcomes. Furthermore, it will explore factors that influence nurses’ readiness, screening of this patient population, and future implications.  
Presenters:  Khadejah F. Mahmoud, PhD(c), MSN; Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN

Examining Clinicians’ Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Towards Engaging Patients with Behavioral Health Problems in a Hospital Setting
This presentation provides some insight into the challenges that nurses and other clinicians have when caring for patients with behavioral health issues who are admitted for medical health problems. Using a modified MICA-4 tool we examine the predictors of knowledge and attitudes, self-efficacy, and practice among medical clinicians.  
Presenters:  Marc A. Woods, MSN, RN; Brandy Mathews, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC; Chizimuzo Okoli, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, CTTS

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:  42 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Identify nurses’ demographic characteristics, personal attitudes and professional attitudes associated with their readiness and motivation to work with patients who have AO-related problems.
  2. Describe the findings of the survey pre-BHIT as it relates to attitudes, self-efficacy, and care delivery towards patients with behavioral health problems in a hospital setting.

Keywords:  Alcohol Use, Opioid Use, Readiness, SBIRT, Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, Stigma

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 with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:00pm - 3:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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