4034-18: Reducing Emergency Holding Times for Adult Patients Awaiting Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment

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4034-18: Reducing Emergency Holding Times for Adult Patients Awaiting Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment

This presentation introduces a system level approach to reducing the amount of time a patient spends holding in an emergency area awaiting placement in an inpatient behavioral program. A centralized approach to evaluation, acceptance and transfer is discussed. Provides a framework for addressing a continuing problem facing emergency rooms.


Presenter:
  Ryan-Michael Sherman McKenzie, MSN, 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:
  32 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Identify two benefits to develop a coordinated, centralized process for the placement of behavioral health patients holding in emergency rooms.

Keywords:  Emergency, Inpatient, Boarding


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 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
12:15pm - 1:00pm

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

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