2047-17: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Integrated Care

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2047-17: Delirium:  Prevention and Treatment in the Integrated Primary Care Setting; The Impact of a Mental Health Nurse Consultant in Caring for Patient with Mental Health Comorbidities on a Medical Unit

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

Delirium:  Prevention and Treatment in the Integrated Primary Care Setting
Guidelines specific to prevention of and treatment for delirium in the primary care setting are limited.  The available evidence for other settings is used to suggest guidelines for use in primary care and applied to the case of a woman with psychiatric disorders and Parkinson's disease.  
Presenter:  Pamela R. Stover DNP, MN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

The Impact of a Mental Health Nurse Consultant in Caring for Patient with Mental Health Comorbidities on a Medical Unit
This presentation will address the need for better incorporation of mental health care on medical units by exploring the role of a mental health nurse consultant for direct care staff  and the impact that consultation has on direct patient care, staff attitude and confidence with mental health comorbidities.
Presenter:  Jessica G. Wheeler DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, PMHCNS-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:  34 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

1. Explain the causes of and risk factors for delirium in older adults.
2. Apply the available evidence to develop guidelines for delirium prevention and care in the primary care setting.
3. Identify the unique challenges faced by direct care nursing staff on medical units when caring for patients with mental health co-morbidities.
4. Explain the need for an interdisciplinary approach to mental health consultation on medical units.


Keywords:  Integrated Health Care, Liaison Psychiatry, Mental Health Consultant, Mental Health Nurse, Delirium, Older Adults, PMHNP, Guidelines, Primary Care, Parkinson's Disease

Continuing Nursing Education
0.5 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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, October 20, 2017
12:00pm - 12:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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