4022-17: Improving Management of Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department

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4022-17:  Improving Management of Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Department

With an increase in suicidal patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs), the Joint Commission (TJC) released standards for care of suicidal patients. An ED was found to be noncompliant with these standards. A project was implemented to align the ED with TJC standards and improve care of suicidal patients.

Presenter:  Michelle Heyland, DNP, APN, 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:  40 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Identify the new Joint Commission standards for care of suicidal patients in the emergency department (ED).
  2. Discuss a project that was implemented to align an ED to these Joint Commission standards.
  3. Determine project outcomes that improve the care of suicidal patients in the ED.

Keywords:  Emergency Department, Suicide, Prevention, Safe, The Joint Commission, Regulatory

Continuing Nursing Education:
 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
11:15am - 12:00pm

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

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