3013-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Child & Adolescent

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3013-19:  Suicide Prevention and New Technologies: How can we help Suicidal Adolescents Online? |Development and Psychometric Properties of a Newly Developed Behavioral Warning System for Children 

Mini concurrent sessions are presented live as two 20-minute presentations plus Q&A. Below they are offered as individual audio recordings.

Suicide Prevention and New Technologies: How can we help Suicidal Adolescents Online? 
This presentation introduces a new practice-ready theory of the online help-seeking process of adolescents at risk for suicide. Different strategies used by adolescents will be presented to gain a better understanding of this process and recommendations for nursing practice will be shared.
Presenter:  Jessica Rassy, PhD

Development and Psychometric Properties of a Newly Developed Behavioral Warning System for Children
With a newly developed BEWS (Behavioral early warning scale), it could be valuable to identify early warning signs of aggression for management of behavioral emergencies.
Presenters:  Maureen Eisenstein, MS, RN.; Joohyun Chung, PhD MStat.,RN

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:  32 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Discuss the online help-seeking process of adolescents at risk for suicide and identify different strategies used by these adolescents.
  2. Discuss the role of psychiatric nurses when identifying the key elements of a newly developed tool (P- BEWS) that supports the detection of early warning signs to reduce the use of restraint/seclusion.

Keywords:  Suicide Prevention, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Children and Adolescent, Restraints and Seclusion

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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