3022-19: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Inpatient Safety

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3022-19:  Ligature Free: Is it Possible?  |  Self-Management Strategies: An Innovative Nursing Approach to Working with Patients at Risk for Suicide in an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry   

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

Ligature Free: Is it Possible?
Come learn how to reduce ligatures on an adult psychiatric unit through a collaborative, interdisciplinary team model. Lessons learned through the 18+ month process will be presented. This presentation will assist the administrative and direct care staff with information to promote a ligature free/resistant environment.
Presenter:  Charlene Moore, RN, MS, CNML

Self-Management Strategies: An Innovative Nursing Approach to Working with Patients at Risk for Suicide in an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry   
This presentation introduces the need and relevance of self-management strategies (SMS) as a promising framework for PMH nurses who are working with patients at risk for suicide in adult inpatient psychiatry. Examples, including an actual integration of SMS in an inpatient psychiatric unit/hospital guidelines, will be outlined.
Presenters:  Nadia Ali Muhammad Ali Charania, PhD, RN; Ilze Sturis Hallman, DNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, GNP

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:  31 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Facilitate staff engagement in becoming a ligature free/resistant environment incorporating The Joint Commission's recommendations.
  2. Describe the importance of integrating self-management strategies in a framework for working with patients at risk for suicide.

Keywords:  Ligature, Safety, Risks, Self-management Strategies, Suicide, Patient-Nurse Partnership

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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