3053-19: Crisis? Escalation or Innovation, It is Your Choice. The Use of Innovative DBT-Informed Nursing Care Techniques and their Impact on Crisis Management in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Setting

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3053-19: Crisis? Escalation or Innovation, It is Your Choice. The Use of Innovative DBT-Informed Nursing Care Techniques and their Impact on Crisis Management in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Setting

This presentation reviews how the implementation of a DBT-informed model of care served to address staff educational needs, improve patient safety and reduce seclusion and restraint events. By assisting patients and staff to recognize vulnerabilities that can lead to emotional dysregulation a proactive rather than reactive milieu can ensue.

Presenter: Dawnelle Romero Baca, BSN, RN-BC 

Disclosures:  The presenter 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:
  25 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Describe the impact and function of implementing a DBT informed model of care in the inpatient psychiatric setting leading to a deduction of seclusion/restraint events.

Keywords:  DBT, Seclusion and Restraint, Crisis Management


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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