2052-19: Live Actor Simulation to Improve Therapeutic Communication in Novice Nurses

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2052-19:  Live Actor Simulation to Improve Therapeutic Communication in Novice Nurses 

This presentation explains the process for introducing live actor simulation into a psychiatric nurse residency program to improve therapeutic communication skills. By engaging experienced staff to serve as actors and coaches, novice nurses increase confidence and competence for navigating challenging patient and family interactions.

  Nikki Graham, RN-BC, MSN; Brittany Haskell, DNP, PMHNP-BC

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:
  38 minutes

Target Audience:  RN

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

  • Outline creation and implementation of a standardized patient simulation embedded into an existing behavioral health nurse residency program.

Keywords:  Simulation, Nurse Residency, Standardized Patient

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 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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