3055-19: Explore How an Acute Care Medical Facility Defied the Traditional Practices of Standardized Healthcare by Creating a Patient Centered Unit to Meet the Physical and Emotional Needs of More Complex Medical Patients

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3055-19:  Explore How an Acute Care Medical Facility Defied the Traditional Practices of Standardized Healthcare by Creating a Patient Centered Unit to Meet the Physical and Emotional Needs of More Complex Medical Patients

Explore how one acute care medical facility defied the traditional practices of standardized healthcare by creating a patient-centered unit to meet the physical and emotional needs of their more complex medical patients. Assess how our non-conventional and innovative patient centered initiatives add to the excitement of this healing environment.

Presenters:  Stephanie Murray, MSN, RN; Carly Kruszewski, RN-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters 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:
  55 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Describe the benefits of developing an MCU to improve care delivery for patients with co-occurring diagnoses in the acute care setting without jeopardizing safety, the patient experience, or staff engagement.

Keywords: Complexity, Comorbidity, Medical Psychiatric Unit  


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 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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