3024-16: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Ramifications Related to Psychiatric Nursing Scope of Practice

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Recorded On: 10/21/2016

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3024-16: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Ramifications Related to Psychiatric Nursing Scope of Practice

This session discusses the role of State Boards of Nursing related to regulatory policies and potential malpractice secondary to scope of psychiatric nursing provided by RNs and APNs. Additionally, it explores the investigative process and common errors committed by nurses.

Presenter: Gina M. Reiners, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, PMHCNS 

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: 46 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1.  Define Medical Malpractice and Psychiatric Standards and Scopes of Practice.
2.  Describe four roles of State Boards of Nursing and the investigative process related to complaints.
3.  Identify two breached standards of practice that may reflect potential medical malpractice and/ or regulatory violations.

Keywords: Scope of Practice, Regulatory Violation, Malpractice, Board of Nursing, Standard of Practice, Policy, Court

Continuing Nursing Education
1.0 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 30th Annual Conference
Hartford, Connecticut
Friday, October 21
2:45pm - 3:30pm

Release Date: December 16, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: November 30, 2019



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