4017-17: “RAISING” Awareness:  The Influence of the NIMH Recovery after an Initial Episode of Schizophrenia (RAISE) Project on Nursing Care on an Inpatient Unit Serving Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis

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4017-17: “RAISING” Awareness:  The Influence of the NIMH Recovery after an Initial Episode of Schizophrenia (RAISE) Project on Nursing Care on an Inpatient Unit Serving Young Adults Experiencing First Episode Psychosis

The presentation will examine Recovery after an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) study and implications for PMH nursing practice on an inpatient unit.  The talk will explore guidelines for the use of psychopharmacology, individual resiliency training, CBT for psychosis, an innovative Care Partner Program, and aftercare incorporating Coordinated Specialty Care.


Presenter: Jack Spencer, MSN, PMHNP-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:
  35 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Identify the core findings of RAISE and opportunities for PMH nurses to optimize inpatient treatment.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of evidence-based pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment strategies.
  3. Apply knowledge to nursing care planning which socializes patients to transition to coordinated specialty care in the community.

Keywords: Psychosis, Young Adults, Recovery


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.50 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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