Preliminary Program Schedule

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Registration Opens
6:30am – 6:30pm

Pre-Conference Sessions
7:20am – 5:20pm
    Note: The Pre-Conference Sessions require an additional fee.

Orientation for Newcomers, Volunteers, and New Members
5:30pm – 6:00pm

Opening Program & President's Address
6:15pm – 7:45pm    
1.0 Contact Hours

The Opening Program will feature an address from APNA President Beth Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS on leadership in psychiatric mental health nursing.

Product Theater Dinner
8:15pm - 9:45pm
Marriott Rivercenter
Sponsored by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

2001: Strengths, Leadership and Wellbeing: How Small Choices Make a Big Difference
    8:00am – 9:00am

Tom's address, “Strengths-Based Leadership: Driving Results One Person at a Time,” will draw on the most extensive workplace research ever conducted and will outline key steps for engaging the hearts and minds of every person within an organization. A question-and-answer session and book-signing will follow. About the Author

Keynote Speaker: Tom Rath

Concurrent Sessions
    Block 1: 9:15am – 10:00am
.75 Contact Hours

2011: (Practice Track) The Experiences and Needs of Family Members of Adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorders (RN)
2:00pm – 2:45pm

We present findings from a mixed-methods exploratory study to describe the functioning of families of adolescents with Disruptive Behaviour Disorders, the levels of emotional distress of adult family members, and experiences and perceived needs for support and/or treatment of all family members (e.g., parents, siblings, and other significant family members). Abstract

Speakers: Ukamaka M. Oruche, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Claire Draucker, PhD, RN, FAAN; Halima Al-Khattab, RN, PhD Student; Hillary Cravens, MSN, RN; Brittany Lowry, MSW; Laura Lindsey, RN

2012: (Seclusion & Restraint Track) When is Monitoring of Restraint Episodes Misleading? (RN, APRN)
9:15am – 10:00am

Psychiatric units monitor patient restraint rates, however despite being ‘restraint free’ the problem of patient aggression remains. This presentation evaluates common measures of aggression and implications of moving to monitoring a continuum of aggression. Broader measures offer the ability to quantify and learn from interventions that successfully resolve aggressive events. Abstract

Speaker: Joanne D. Iennaco, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, APRN

2013: (Research - Medication Effectiveness Track) Enhancing Adherence in Psychiatric Treatment: Taking Psychotropic Medication and Keeping Appointments (RN, APRN)
9:15am – 10:00am

    This presentation reports on an intervention study using technology (phone, email, texting) for communication among providers and clients between office visits to increase adherence to treatment for adults with serious mental illness in support of evidence based practice emphasizing the impact of the therapeutic alliance envisioned by Hildegard Peplau. Abstract

Speaker: Valerie N. Markley, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

2014: (Inpatient Recovery Practice Track) The Elephant in the Room: Reconciling Recovery Principles With Forced Treatment (RN, APRN)
9:15am – 10:00am

Recovery principles have become an emergent treatment standard in psychiatric nursing. As more mental health facilities adopt these principles, conflicting views of recovery emerge. This session focuses on adapting recovery principles to the challenges of involuntary settings. Case studies illustrate how recovery principles can be used with severely impaired individuals. Abstract

Speakers: Timothy L. Meeks, BSN, RN-BC; Janice Adam, RN-BC

2015: (Practice Track) Entering into Private Practice: Challenges and Opportunities (APRN)
9:15am – 10:00am

This presentation will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities of APRN's to begin the journey of private practice as the Affordable Care Act begins a new era in health care. Abstract

Speaker: Grace K. Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC

2016: (Communication Assessment Track) Standardized Patient Simulations and Students' Self-confidence, Communication and Interpersonal Skills (RN, APRN)
9:15am – 10:00am

This presentation will discuss the process of assessing students' confidence, communication and interpersonal skills using standardized patients (SP). Using the Self-confidence and the Communication and Interpersonal Skills scales, students rated their confidence and skills in talking to patients in a clinical situation before and after SP encounters. Abstract

Speakers: Flor Bondal, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Cynthia Jarrard, MSN, RN; Martha Colvin, PhD, RN

Concurrent Sessions
    Block 2:  10:10am – 10:55am
.75 Contact Hours

2021: (Practice Track) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Update on Research and Practice (APRN)
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Once controversial, EMDR is now “mainstream”. This presentation explains the EMDR treatment protocol for PTSD, provides a brief literature review, and utilizes a case study to illustrate its use in clinical practice. Implications for nursing will be discussed, including the feasibility of including EMDR training in psychiatric nursing graduate education. Abstract

Speaker: Linda Mabey, DNP, APRN-BC 

2022: (Seclusion & Restraint Track) Seclusion and Restraint Precipitants and Duration: Child vs. Adult (RN, APRN)
10:10am – 10:55am

A study of seclusion and restraint in an acute inpatient setting found differences in duration and reasons for episodes involving children, adolescents and adults. Changes in staff training and treatment approaches have resulted, in the hope that seclusion and restraint may be eliminated. Abstract

Speakers: Diane E. Allen, MN, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Alexander deNesnera, MD

2023: (Research – Medication Effectiveness Track) Problem-solving Based Peer Support Program for Medication Adherence – A Mixed Methods Study (RN)
10:10am – 10:55am

    The study used a mixed method comprising of a time-series design and semi-structured interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of telephone-based problem-solving peer support program on individuals with schizophrenia who were non-adherent with their oral antipsychotic medication. The findings showed that there were statistically significant difference in adherence and mental state. Abstract

Speaker: Gayelene Boardman, RN, GradDipAppSc, MSN, PhD(c)

2024: (Inpatient Recovery Practice Track) Leading Change from the Front Line: A Journey to Recovery through Therapeutic Milieu, Environment of Care and Violence Reductions Strategies (RN, APRN)
10:10am – 10:55am

Providing care in today’s healthcare infrastructure requires significant redesign to promote recovery. This session will present a model of evidence-based acute care based on the experience of behavioral health transformation being implemented in a large health system with front line nursing leading the change. Abstract

Speaker: Carol M. Parke, RN, BA

2025: (Practice Track) Integrated Care: What’s Missing in Current Practice Models? (RN, APRN)
10:10am – 10:55am

This presentation will (1) stimulate critical thought about current practice models and how promotion of mental health is addressed and (2) identify how psychiatric nurses are positioned as pivotal leaders in promoting the health and healthcare of individuals using a holistic approach embracing social justice principles in education and practice. Abstract

Speakers: Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN; Carla Groh, PhD PMHCNS-BC

2026: (Communication Assessment Track) The Development of a Standardized Suicide Risk Assessment Protocol in the Emergency Department (RN, APRN)
10:10am – 10:55am

This presentation will describe the development of a standardized suicide risk assessment protocol for non-mental health adolescent and adult emergency department patients in a large university health system. A review of several brief suicide risk assessment tools will be included. Abstract

Speaker: Joanne M. Matthews, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Mini Concurrent Sessions
11:05am – 11:50am
.75 Contact Hours

2031:  Undergraduate Education - Simulation
11:05am – 11:50am

Psychiatric Emergency: Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome-A Simulated Experience to Improve Care Across the Healthcare Continuum (RN)

This presentation discusses the development of a clinical simulation. Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a rare, but potentially fatal complication associated with neuroleptic medications.The symptoms of NMS are adaptable for high fidelity simulation, providing students with realistic exposure to NMS without the risk of a real life adverse outcome. Abstract

Speakers: Cindy Parsons, PMHNP-BC

Meeting the Challenge of Developing Complex Simulations in Psychiatric Nursing Education (RN, APRN)

Simulated experiences are especially needed in psychiatric nursing education, as practice settings are increasingly difficult to secure. This project ,a complex simulation, focused on the challenges of assessing a patient with complicated depression where symptoms of serotonin syndrome were exhibited by high fidelity mannequins. Abstract

Speaker: Susan Rick, DNS, RN; Cindy Zolnierek, PhD, RN

    2032:  Military Mental Health
11:05am – 11:50am

Women in the Military: Mental Health Impact of Deployment (RN, APRN)

2032, 1st presentation has been CANCELLED.

Speakers: Mary Ann Boyd, PhD, DNS, PMHCNS-BC

Development of a Practice Infrastructure for Non-Military Mental Health Professionals Caring for Military Connected Individuals (RN, APRN)

This presentation has been moved to replace Session 2035, 1st presentation.

Speakers: Christy Cook Perry, APRN, PMHNP; Andre Charlson, APRN, PMHNP

2033:  ADHD Practice Track
11:05am – 11:50am

Prescription Stimulant Misuse in Juvenile Corrections: Case Studies and Leading Change to Reduce Misuse (RN, APRN)

Stimulant medication is an effective treatment for ADHD, but in juvenile corrections, stimulants are often misused for a number of reasons. This session will include discussion of case reports of misuse in juvenile corrections and ways to address this problem, including working toward formulary changes to make stimulant use safer. Abstract

Speaker: Linda F. Barloon, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC

Diagnosing Adult Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: The Importance of Establishing Daily Life Contexts for Symptoms and Impairments (RN, APRN)

Misdiagnosis, and subsequent treatment, can moderate common symptoms of ADHD in adults without relieving the core difficulties of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. This presentation will illustrate the utility of establishing daily life contexts for symptoms and impairments as a means of affording diagnostic clarity. Abstract

Speaker: Charles Primich, MSN, PMHNP-BC


2034:  Inpatient Risk Reduction
11:05am – 11:50am

Gravity, It’s Not a Suggestion, It’s the LAW! The Development of the WilsonSims Psychiatric Fall Risk Assessment Tool. (RN, APRN)
11:05am - 11:50am

This session will outline the development of the WilsonSims Psychiatric Fall Risk Assessment Tool. This presentation will illustrate one example of how interdepartmental cooperation was instrumental in reaching the bedside and reducing falls on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Abstract

Speakers: Steve C. Wilson, RNBC

Using a Comfort Room as an Intervention for Psychiatric Patients (RN)

By client report, using a comfort room as an intervention for in-patient psychiatric clients can be effective in decreasing stress and/or anxiety. Clients measure their stress/anxiety, using the Beck Anxiety Scale, before and after spending time in the comfort room. Abstract

Speakers: Candace Cane, APRN-BC, DNP; Kent Alford, RN, BSN, MSNc; Melodie Hogan, LCSW-C

2035:  Inpatient Recovery Practice
11:05am – 11:50am

Problems Encountered and Insights Gained: Designing An Evidence-Based, Recovery-Oriented Program for Intensive Mental Health Treatment (RN, APRN)

2035, 1st presentation has been CANCELLED.

Speakers: Carol H. Rumpler, MS, PMHCNS-BC; William D. Burmeister, MSA, RN

Development of a Practice Infrastructure for Non-Military Mental Health Professionals Caring for Military Connected Individuals (RN, APRN)

The presentation will include the importance of the program, the education provided to the staff and the overall goals of the program. The resource manual will be discussed including the assessment tools, the treatment plans and the evaluation methods. Abstract

Speakers: Christy Cook Perry, APRN, PMHNP; Andre Charlson, APRN, PMHNP

Motivational Enhancement Through Sharing (METS) (RN, APRN)

Motivational Enhancement through sharing (METS) utilizes motivational enhancement strategies in promoting a recovery oriented approach to care and promotes inpatient nurses to work with clients from a strength base approach. Positive findings in treatment adherence, feelings of empowerment, increase in change talk language and increase in goal setting. Abstract

Speakers: Regina Sawh, RN, BscN, MN


2036:  Guidelines for Patient Centered Care
11:05am – 11:50am

Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines When Prescribing Second Generation Antipsychotics (APRN)

This study examines the quality of care provided to persons in a community mental health clinic by examining the nurses’rate of monitoring side effects of second generation antipsychotics compared to rates reported in the literature. Study results suggest there is a need for practice improvements. Abstract

Speaker: Leigh Powers, DNP, MSN, MS, BS, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Wellness within Illness: Happiness in Persons with Alzheimer's Disease (RN, APRN)

Study findings of the subjective experience of happiness in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from the perspective of the person with AD will be reported. Findings suggest persons with Alzheimer’s disease retain lifelong values through moderate stage dementia, influencing happiness and quality of life.

Speaker: Lynn Shell, PhD, PMHNP-BC

2002:  Symposium Luncheon
12:00pm – 1:30pm
1.5 Contact Hours

Strategies for Promoting Recovery in Schizophrenia

This activity is supported supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Exhibit Hall Open
1:30 – 5:00pm

Poster Presentations Open
1:30pm – 4:30pm
up to 4.0 Contact Hours

Poster presentations will be open for viewing in the poster presentation area of the exhibit hall on Thursday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm and on Friday from 9:00am – 11:30am. Attendees will be able to earn up to 4.0 contact hours for time spent reviewing & evaluating the posters.

Interactive Panels
4:30pm – 6:00pm
1.5 Contact Hours

2041: Institute for Safe Environments
Institute for Safe Environments Interactive Panel (RN, APRN)
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Institute for Safe Environments Interactive session provides an opportunity for APNA members to discuss safety concerns, share information about current practices and learn from each other. Abstract

Speaker: Diane E. Allen, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC

2042: Education Council
Education Council Interactive Panel (RN, APRN)
4:30pm – 6:00pm

The Education Council has become a vibrant force in APNA. In this interactive panel, participants will learn about the latest issues and best practices in psychiatric nursing education and how to become more involved in the work of the Council and its educational projects. Abstract

Speakers: Edna Hamera, PhD APRN; Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC; David Sharp, RN, PhD; Barbara Warren, PhD, PMHCNSBC, FAAN; Carole Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN; George B. Smith, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, NP-C, CNE; Barbara J. Limandri, PhD, APRN, BC

2043: Administrative Council
Administrative Council Interactive Panel (RN, APRN)
4:30pm – 6:00pm

This is the annual administrative council interactive panel session. Members of the Administrative Steering Committee will discuss the work completed in 2013. Specific discussion will center around topics related to acuity, nurse sensitive indicators, informatics, and mentoring. Abstract

Speaker: Avni Cirpili, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

2044: Research Council: Change the World Through PMH Nursing Research! (RN, APRN)
4:30pm – 6:00pm

APNA is the only psychiatric nursing organization that funds new investigators’ pilot research. This interactive panel will feature APNA members who have “changed the world” through APNA-funded research and offer guidance on applying, finding resources, working with mentors and preparing strong applications for the 2014 funding cycle. Abstract

Speaker: Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

2045: RN-PMH Council: The 2013 Scope and Standards of Practice: Update of Practice Standards (RN, APRN)
4:30pm – 6:00pm

The 2013 edition of the ANA Psychiatric Mental Health Scope and Standards of Practice have just been released. This Interactive Panel will focus on the changes made from the 2007 version to the current version. Abstract

Speakers: Amanda DuWick, BSN, RN-BC; Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMH-CNS, BC, CADC-II, FAAN

Chapter Meetings
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Product Theater Dinner
7:15pm - 8:45pm
Marriott Rivercenter
Sponsored by Otsuka/Lundbeck