3012-17: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Inpatient

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3012-17: What is the Secret?  Open the Medical Record!; Innovative Simulation Training for Managing Agitated Patients

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

What is the Secret?  Open the Medical Record!
Hospitalized patients and their families are not optimally involved in the decisions that impact their care. Discover how to implement an Open Medical Record Program in your hospital and let the patient be the conductor of his care. Learn how to use Rapid Cycle debriefing in the mental health setting to improve techniques when addressing agitated patients.
Presenters:  Loralie M. Woods MSN, RN-BC; Vanessa Kurzon, MSN, RN

Innovative Simulation Training for Managing Agitated Patients
An innovative training strategy, Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice (RCDP) Simulation was piloted in an academic medical center psychiatric unit on managing agitated patients.  RCDP simulation proved effective in skill acquisition for verbal and physical de-escalation according to crisis prevention intervention concepts, promoting teamwork and communication among interdisciplinary teams and leadership.
Presenters:  Caroline Stewart MSN, RN; Lesli Reeves, MSN, RN, PMHNP-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:  41 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Implement the steps of a successful Open Medical Record Program.
  2. Discover tools to engage bedside nurses in a practice change.
  3. Define Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice simulation technique.
  4. Identify the advantages of using Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice simulation techniques for psychiatric simulations.


Keywords:  Medical Record, Rapid Cycle Deliberate Practice, Simulation

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
Friday, October 20, 2017
12:00pm - 12:45pm

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

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