2057-18: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Military/Veterans

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2057-18: Increasing Utilization of Mental Health Mobile Applications to Improve Access to Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Today's Veteran Population | An Art Images Intervention to Promote Comfort with Veterans: A Quasi-Experimental Pilot Study

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

Increasing Utilization of Mental Health Mobile Applications to Improve Access to Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Today's Veteran Population
This presentation discusses evidence-based mobile applications for psychotherapy for veterans to address the access gap to mental health care. It discusses the usefulness of these applications and strategies for increasing their use with Veterans who lack access to or are hesitant to engage in psychotherapy.  
Presenter:  Emily D. Janata, APRN, PMHNP-BC

An Art Images Intervention to Promote Comfort with Veterans: A Quasi-Experimental Pilot Study
A quasi-experimental time series design increases the residents/staff/family members/friends' comfort, depression, and social connectedness. The approach, a user-friendly art-images intervention, was created by a nurse researcher for use in long-term care Veterans facilities. Staff noted positive changes particularly in very disturbed, anxious Veterans who were receptive to creative art-making approaches.  
Presenters:  Sandra M. Walsh, PhD, RN, FAAN; Stephanie J. Garcia, MPH, MSHRM

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. Determine when mobile applications are appropriate for mental health and be able to implement them in your practice.
  2. Design and test three or more user-friendly art image interventions for a population of interest and guided by a mid-range nursing theory.

Keywords:  mHealth, Mobile Apps, Technology, Art Activities, Veterans, Long Term Care

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 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
4:00pm - 4:45pm

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

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