3016-17: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Research - Special Populations

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3016-17: Association of Maternal Self-Report and Observational Data During The Postpartum Period:  The Case for Subjective and Behavioral Measures; Improving Outcomes by Infusing Innovative and Creative Ideas into Caring for Older Adults - The Influence of Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) on a Geriatric Psychiatric Nursing Unit

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

Association of Maternal Self-Report and Observational Data During The Postpartum Period:  The Case for Subjective and Behavioral Measures
This session discusses research tools that incorporate observational as well as self-report measures in maternal-child and mental-health nursing. Additionally it reviews an application of the NICHE program, where direct care providers became change agents and were empowered to obtain the knowledge/skills necessary to provide quality care.
Presenters:  Semira Semino-Asaro, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Improving Outcomes by Infusing Innovative and Creative Ideas into Caring for Older Adults - The Influence of Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders (NICHE) on a Geriatric Psychiatric Nursing Unit
The influence NICHE program at UAB-Geriatric Psychiatry had positive outcomes. Direct caregivers became involved in the NICHE program as Scholars, made many positives changes on the unit. Direct care providers became change agents; were empowered to obtain the knowledge/skills necessary. Had many ideas, were allowed to explore, develop/implement them.
Presenters:  Kimberly A. Barnes-Ayers, BSN, MAEd, RN-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:  39 minutes

Target Audience:  RN


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

  1. Discuss the use of observational as well as self-report measures in research studies focused on early mother-infant interaction.
  2. Analyze the complexity of research focused on early mother-infant interaction. 
  3. Know what influence the NICHE program had on an inpatient geriatric psychiatric unit as evidenced by naming two benefits noted post implementation.
  4. State two reasons direct care staff should be involved in quality projects such as those affiliated with the NICHE program.


Keywords:  Early Mother-infant Interaction Research, Still Face Paradigm, NICHE, Postpartum Bonding, Geriatrics

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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