Wednesday Thursday

Friday


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
 

    Registration Open   
         8:30am – 2:30pm

 

  Foundation Presentation
      9:00am – 10:00am

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 1:  10:15am – 11:00am

  .75 Contact Hours

 

4011
Practice Track


RN

Predicting and Intervening Safely with Violence in the Psychiatric Pod of an Emergency Department
10:15am – 11:00am

The violence alert system, violence assessment, and intervention process put into practice at our organization has led to increased awareness and improved communication and teamwork. Staff are more vigilant and aware of the risk factors and behaviors needing early intervention.  Abstract

Speaker: Camille M. Kennedy, MSN, RN-C

4012
Safety Track


RN, APRN

Collaborating with Patients and Families to Advance Patient Safety in Mental Health Settings
10:15am – 11:00am

Collaborating with patients and families to manage, analyze and/or learn from patient safety incidents in mental health settings can advance patient safety. Learn how to effectively engage patients and families in all phases of the patient safety incident analysis process to reduce the risk of recurrence and make care safer.   Abstract

Speaker: Nicole Kirwan, RN, BSCN, MN, CPMHN(C)

4013
Non-pharmacologic Interventions Track


RN, APRN

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET): An Innovative Evidenced Based Practice that Improves Social Cognition, Vocational Success and Physical Health
10:15am – 11:00am

Cognitive Enhancement Therapy, a SAMHSA EBP, uses computer exercises, social cognition groups and coaching to improve social cognition, reduce cognitive deficits and promote the ability to be socially wise and vocationally effective in individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness.   Abstract

Speakers: Raymond Gonzalez, ACSW,LISW-S;  Charlene McAndrews, RN, MSN

4014
Education Track


RN, APRN

 

Nursing Student Attitudes and Readiness for Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Practice: A Quasi-Quantitative Experimental Study
10:15am – 11:00am

Nursing students harbor negative attitudes and feel unprepared for psychiatric (PMH) clinical.  A study was conducted to clarify nursing student perceptions towards working with the mentally ill.  Students were surveyed first and last day of their PMH class. Class and clinical exposure improves student impressions of the PMH clinical experience.   Abstract

Speaker: Todd B. Hastings, Ms, RN, PhD(c)

4015
Military Track


RN, APRN

How a Military Treatment Facility Progressed from Setting the Initial Goal to Sustaining a Culture of Restraint-Free Patient Care:  A Collaborative Effort to Educate Military Healthcare Professionals in the Restraint-Free Management of Aggressive, Agitate
10:15am – 11:00am

The 48th Medical Group set a goal to eliminate the use of restraints but this did not happen until new training was developed. The purpose of this presentation is to share this training so your hospital can facilitate a culture shift to restraint free patient care.   Abstract

Speakers: Joseph P. Tomsic, MHPA, MN, NEA-BC, PMHNP-BC;  Naomi L. Winterheld, MS, CMSRN, ACCNS-AG

4016
Research Track


RN, APRN

Motivational Interviewing within Compliance/Adherence Therapy to Improve Outcomes of People with Severe Mental Illness:  Meta-analysis
10:15am – 11:00am

The presenter will inform the audience about motivational interviewing counseling style. Then, the method of this synthesis study and its results will be presented.   Abstract

Speaker: Choochart Wong-Anuchit, PhD (Candidate)

4017
Outpatient Track



RN, APRN

Psychiatric Polypharmacy: Questions or Concern?
10:15am – 11:00am

Polypharmacy are that two or more psychiatric medications are being used in the same client or two or more medications of the same chemical class or pharmacological actions are being used to treat the same condition. Through education polypharmacy and the co-morbidities associated with it can be limited.   Abstract

Speaker: Melissa C. Whitesell, MS, CPNP-AC, FNP-BC, PMHS-BC

   

CONFERENCE COURSE: Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses  
Session 3: 10:15am – 11:45am

New Uses of Psychotherapy: CBT, Psychodynamic and Motivational Interviewing Models in Real World Treatment Settings

Cost and outcomes of mental health treatment have driven dramatic shifts in psychiatric nursing practice. The "Decade of the Brain”, a shortage of prescribers, new populations of insured and returning veterans, and the IOM's push towards measurement are realities of a new world of psychiatry. Despite these changes, the foundation of advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing still lives in the therapeutic patient alliance. The purpose of this 5-hour multi-day course is to demonstrate effective uses of psychotherapy regardless of the fixed constraints of the practice setting. Using one clinical case scenario, we will demonstrate how to use concepts from three theoretical approaches in the delivery of care: Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The course will take place throughout the conference during the following times:

  • Wednesday, October 28: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, October 29: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, October 31: 10:15am – 11:45am

Register for this course using the “Conference Plus! with Psychotherapy Course” option for an additional fee. Registration for pre-conference courses earlier in the day on Wednesday is included. Your online registration experience will be tailored to the conference course schedule when you select this option.

Speakers: Rita Haverkamp, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CNS; Barbara J. Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Jennifer Scroggie

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 2:  11:15am – 12:00pm

.75 Contact Hours
 

4021
Practice Track


RN, APRN

Recovery Based Care in a Psychiatric Emergency Department Results in a Near Restraint Free Environment for Patients:  It IS Possible!
11:15am – 12:00pm

At an urban, academic medical center, an area adjacent to the ED was created to care for patients with psychiatric problems. Embedding principles of Recovery into all facets of care and launching a robust restraint reduction program resulted in less than 1% restraint use, decreased injuries, and consistent patient satisfaction.   Abstract

Speakers: Constance Noll, MA, MSN, PMHNP-BC;  Zelda Ann Falck, MS, BSN, RN-BC

4022
Safety Track


RN, APRN

Intentional Hourly Rounding in an Acute Mental Health Department
11:15am – 12:00pm

Intentional Hourly Rounding (IHR) is commonly used in Med/Surg nursing to prevent patient safety events. IHR can also be used in Mental Health to identify escalating patients for early intervention, increase patient satisfaction scores, and also build a more collaborative patient/nurse relationship.  Abstract

Speaker: Beckie Langenbach, MSN, RN-BC

4023
Non-pharmacologic Interventions Track


RN, APRN

Neurofeedback: What Is It?  How to Use It as an Integral Part of Psychiatric Nursing Practice
11:15am – 12:00pm

Neurofeedback is a research-supported therapy scientifically built on (1) operant conditioning to teach clients how to self-regulate specific areas of brain dysfunction, and (2) neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to reorganize neural pathways in response to new learning. Psychiatric nurses are on the cutting edge of this self-initiated, non-invasive, non-medication therapy.   Abstract

Speaker: Susan Parcell Bindewald, PMHCNS-BC

4024
Education Track


APRN

Breaking Down Stigma for the Next Generation of Nurses
11:15am – 12:00pm

PMH nurse educators will be taught to decrease stigma towards those with mental illness. Stigma is an ongoing barrier to accessing care and a significant barrier to recovery. The recommended educational practices include clinical experiences, presentations, simulations, use of person first language, and guided discussions all aimed at reducing stigma.   Abstract

Speaker: Janet S. Merritt, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

4025
Military Track


APRN

Practicing within VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of PTSD:  A Case Review and Outcomes from a Civilian Provider serving Military Personnel in Europe
11:15am – 12:00pm

The practicality and wisdom of adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines for PTSD is demonstrated through a case study and presentation of data collected with the Behavioral Health Data Portal. 1st and 2nd line medications and psychotherapies are reviewed as well as the outcome measurement tools reflecting the changes in DSM-V.   Abstract

Speaker: Catherine M. Stuart, APRN, CNS, FPMHNP

4026
Research Track


APRN

Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing to Improve Medication Adherence in Adolescents Taking Psychotropic Medication
11:15am – 12:00pm

Psychotropic medication adherence rates in adolescence are poor. The results of a qualitative research study evaluating motivational interviewing in adolescents demonstrates that MI significantly improved adherence in 42 adolescents taking antidepressants and mood stabilizers by 17% from baseline mean rates of 63% to endpoint mean rates of 80.2% (p>.0001).   Abstract

Speaker: Vanya L. Hamrin, DNP, PMHNP

4027
Outpatient Track


APRN

We're Not Opposing Magnets:  Engaging Persons Court Ordered to Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment
11:15am – 12:00pm

The participant will learn strategies to engage people who are court ordered into treatment. Through case examples, evidenced based therapeutic modalities and skills will be identified. The benefits of flexibility, "staying the course", changing course, and, using the consumer's frame of reference during treatment will be explored.   Abstract

Speaker: Judith Gentz, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, NP

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 3: 12:15pm – 1:00pm

.75 Contact Hours
 

4031
Practice Track


APRN

Understanding Non-Pharmacological PTSD Treatments
12:15pm – 1:00pm

A body of evidence has emerged revealing that logotherapy, eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), yoga, and breathing-based meditation can serve as adjuvant therapy and synergistically assist with further PTSD symptom reduction.   Abstract

Speakers: Leah Pickett, DNP, PMHNP-BC;  Susanne Fogger DNP, CRNP

4032
Safety Track


RN

Safety Monitoring - One Size Does Not Fit All
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Safety observation monitoring in inpatient settings is not one size fits all. Best practices are trauma informed and recovery oriented.  Studies reveal that careful assessment can aid the prediction and prevention of incidents.  Assessed safety risk coupled with targeted nursing interventions should determine the type and frequency of observation monitoring.   Abstract

Speakers: Linda Paradiso, MSN, RN, NPP, NEA-BC;  Laura Shamailov, MSN, MPH, RN

4033
Non-pharmacologic Interventions Track


RN, APRN

Brain Stimulation – What Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nurses Need to Know
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Brain stimulation induces changes in neural circuitry providing critical information about pathophysiology of psychiatric illness. Brain stimulation can decrease symptoms and normalize brain function. We will discuss mechanisms of action and side effects of six brain stimulation modalities. PMH nurses play a vital role in clinical practice, education, research and policy.   Abstract

Speakers: Donna J. Ecklesdafer, MSN, BSN, RN;  Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC; Paula S. Bolton MS, RN, ANP-BC

4034
Education Track


RN, APRN

Reducing Stigma Among NP Students of Varying Disciplines with the use of Standardized Patient Simulation
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Psychiatric Simulation using standardized patients has been proven to be an effective tool in reducing the stigma and raising awareness for NP students of varying specialties in the treatment of the mentally ill while reducing their fear and anxiety. This will be discussed and materials shared as an educational alternative.   Abstract

Speakers: Ruth Milstein, DNP, PMHNP-BC, LMHC;  Clare M. Conner, DNP, APRN

4035
Military Track


RN

Barriers to Mental Health Care and Challenges to Veterans’ Transition from Military to Civilian Life
12:15pm – 1:00pm

From a collection of qualitative data (2014-2015), compare and contrast current barriers to mental health recovery of service members to those identified in the 2008 RAND study “Invisible Wounds of War.” In addition, distinguish the challenges of service members and/or veterans during their transition from military to civilian life.   Abstract

Speakers: Bayani Dilag, RN;  Ann M. Dalter, MSEd, CCM, RN

4036
Research Track


RN, APRN

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:  Its Impact on Resilience in Homeless Young Adults
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills group training was used to increase the resilience and emotion regulation of high-risk, homeless youth.  Findings on resilience outcomes and qualitative data from the youth themselves will be presented.   Abstract

Speaker: Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHN-BC

4037
Outpatient Track


RN, APRN

Patient Satisfaction with Shared Medical Appointments for Women with Depression
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs), also known as group visits, have become a useful vehicle in providing easier access to care with increased efficiency. SMAs in Behavioral Health are a satisfying experience for both the patient and the APRN leader.   Abstract

Speaker: Jerilyn M. Hagan, JD, MSN, CNS

 

   Annual Meeting & Town Hall   
        1:15pm – 2:30pm

Join us for an update on APNA’s activities over the past year and the opportunity to discuss your thoughts and questions with the APNA Board of Directors.