4209-21: An Unshakable Commitment to Mental Health: Treating an Epidemic During the 2020 Pandemic

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4209-21: An Unshakable Commitment to Mental Health: Treating an Epidemic During the 2020 Pandemic

In 2020, behavioral health leaders faced the unparalleled challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic while managing the epidemic of suicides and drug overdoses. COVID-19 presented challenges that required quick expansion of infection prevention protocols and education of staff while maintaining a therapeutic environment. This presentation will review a organization's successful response.

  Michelle Spurlock, MSN, MBA; Anne Kelly, EdD, BSN; Pam Long, MSN, MBA

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

Session Length:
  43 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Discuss strategies to implement infection prevention standards within diverse settings in order to provide safe care and active treatment.

Keywords:  Infection Prevention, Pandemic, Therapeutic Environment, COVID-19

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 35th Annual Conference

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2024

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