4014-18: Integration of Psychiatric Care within ED and Inpatient Settings

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4014-18: Integration of Psychiatric Care within ED and Inpatient Settings

The Emergency Psychiatric Assessment Team (EPAT) with a medical director, residents, nurse manager, and social workers, collaborates with network EDs to place patients in clinically focused programs: Therapeutic Milieu, High Acuity, Geriatric, Short Stay. Positive throughput outcomes include strategies to address initiatives to sustain process improvements including short ED stays.

  Lisa Ann Courtot, RN, BC

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  34 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Describe two new strategies to enable a shorter period of wait time within the emergency department setting.

Keywords:  Psychiatric Patient, Inpatient Setting, Integration of Care

Continuing Nursing Education:
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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:15am - 11:00am

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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