3014.1-22: Solving the Conundrum of Caring for Behavioral Health Needs in the Inpatient Medical Setting: Improving Staff Confidence and Competence to Reduce Fear, Anxiety and Injury

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3014.1-22: Solving the Conundrum of Caring for Behavioral Health Needs in the Inpatient Medical Setting: Improving Staff Confidence and Competence to Reduce Fear, Anxiety and Injury

This session will profile how a children's acute medical inpatient setting addressed bias and stigma of the mental health patient in the medical environment. Changing perceptions has helped our organization reduce staff injury, cost and restraints while supporting trauma informed principles. Staff confidence is also improved.


Presenters:
  Karen Webb, DNP, RN, NEA-BC;  Barbara Valerius, MSN, RN, FAONL, RN-BC; Erin Walker, MHA

Disclosures:  The APNA planners and faculty, with the exception of those listed below, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Karen Webb is a senior consultant for Philips.


Session Length:
  18 minutes

Target Audience:  RN


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

  • Discuss various methods the health care team can utilize when caring for the behavioral health patient in an inpatient medical setting.

Keywords:  Nurse Confidence, Bias, Stigma, Safety, Administration, Education


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.25 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 36th Annual Conference
Long Beach, CA

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2025


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