2056-17: Signaling Safety: Interpersonal Interventions and Biological Stress Response; Brain Stimulation and New Advances in ECT - in memory of Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC

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2056-17: Signaling Safety: Interpersonal Interventions and Biological Stress Response; Brain Stimulation and New Advances in ECT - in memory of Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC

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

Signaling Safety: Interpersonal Interventions and Biological Stress Response
This presentation introduces a new practice-ready theory of safety cues to illustrate how familiar interpersonal strategies used by PMH nurses reduce underlying biological mechanisms of stress. By melding the interpersonal nurse-client relationship theory and emerging biological theory, this practice theory legitimizes nursing interventions and guides development of whole health interventions.
Presenters:  Rebecca Elizabeth Salomon MSN, PMHNP-BC; Linda Song Beeber, PhD, PMHNCNS-BC, FAAN

Brain Stimulation and New Advances in ECT - in memory of Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Brain stimulation provides essential information about the pathopsysiology of psychiatric illnesses. Neuromodulation can decrease symptoms and helps to normalize brain function. We will identify seven brain stimulation treatments and describe mechanisms of action of ECT. We will define the vital role PMH nurses play in clinical practice, education and research.
Presenters:  Donna J. Ecklesdafer MSN, BSN, RN; Paula Bolton, MS, ANP-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:  42 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

1. Describe three familiar interpersonal interventions employed by PMH nurses.
2. Explain how interpersonal interventions are theoretically tied to biological stress responses.
3. Identify seven modalities of brain stimulation, how they differ focusing on efficacy.
4. Describe the different mechanisms of action of ECT and how they work together to provide a life saving treatment.


Keywords:  Stress, Therapeutic Interaction, Safety, Treatment Resistance, Brain Stimulation, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Depression

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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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


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