4012-17: Incorporating Psychiatric Nursing at the Frontline of Emergency Care

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4012-17: Incorporating Psychiatric Nursing at the Frontline of Emergency Care

Psychiatric emergency services provided by psychiatric providers allow for a patient focused approach to mental health care.  Integration with Emergency departments can be challenging.  Learn how our PMH nurses are making a difference each day and  advancing  healthcare changes focused around the mental health needs of our community.

Presenters: Noel Lojeski, BSN, RN-BC; Angie Ridder, BSN, 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:
  45 minutes

Target Audience:  RN


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

  1. Compare two to three differences in the care provided to mental health patients in a dedicated psychiatric emergency services unit versus a general emergency department.
  2. Define what it entails to integrate two separate departments to drive the care of one patient population.
  3. Outline the key environmental elements necessary for an effective, safe psychiatric emergency environment.

Keywords: Psychiatric Emergency, Emergency Department, Integrated Care


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
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:15am - 11:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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