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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25
 

    Registration Open   
         8:00am – 1:30pm

 

  Breakfast Presentation: Foundation Benefit
      8:00am – 9:00am

Persistence, Change, and Growth: Success Stories of Integrated Mental Health Nursing Care

Enjoy a session led by APNA President Pat Cunningham and other invited panelists, while eating breakfast and making
a donation to the American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation (APNF) at the same time!

$36.50 per ticket – register via the online registration site or the offline form.


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

4011
Graduate Education


APRN

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents – Teaching the Basics to Advanced Practice Nursing Students
9:15am – 10:00am

Graduate nursing faculties are preparing Psychiatric/ MH APN’s to treat persons across the lifespan. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based first line treatment for common child/adolescent mental health conditions. This session will focus on teaching our PMH graduate students how to provide basic CBT with children and adolescents.   Abstract

Speaker: Pamela Lusk, DNP, PMHNP-BC
 


4012
Integrated
Care


RN, APRN

Integrating a FQHC Primary Care Clinic within a Mental Health Agency: Opportunities, Challenges and Lessons Learned
9:15am – 10:00am

This presentation will focus on the collaborative efforts of a community mental health agency and academic institution in planning, coordinating and opening an FQHC. Advantages to both as well as challenges and lessons learned will be discussed.   Abstract

Speakers: Carla J. Groh, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN;  Irva Faber-Bermudez, PMHNP-BC
 


4013
Child & Adolescent


APRN

Development of an Educational Program to Promote Integration of Infant Mental Health Assessment and Intervention into an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Operated Primary Care Clinic
9:15am – 10:00am

Infant Mental Assessment (IMH) is crucial in primary care due to the rapid emotional, cognitive, and social development during the first 36 months of life. By providing APRNs the education needed to support IMH screening in primary care, clinicians can promote improved quality of life for infants and families.   Abstract

Speakers: Dorothy Henry Jordan, DNP, PMHCNS-BC;  Martha W. Hernandez, DNP, PMHCNS-BC;  Carolyn Cullen Williams, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, PMHS
 


4014
Recovery-
Inpatient

RN

Peer Support Specialists' Impact on the Care of Veterans on an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
9:15am – 10:00am

The Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center, Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit began having Peer Support Specialists working in Nov. 2013. Data collected will give evidence directly related to five customer service measurements that measure the effectiveness of the addition having Peer Support Specialists available to inpatient psychiatric patients.   Abstract

Speaker: Allison Mason Johnson, BSN, MHA, RN
 


4015
Research & Practice


RN, APRN

The Role of Spirituality in Gay and Lesbian Elders' Lives
9:15am – 10:00am

Many believe that gay and lesbian individuals are spiritually bankrupt. This presentation reports the results of a qualitative study that explored the role of spirituality in this population. Findings of the study suggest that many of these individuals find spirituality to be the emotional and psychological grounding force in life.   Abstract

Speaker: Dawn Marie Miller, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
 


4016
Staff
Education


RN

How to Lead Effective Therapeutic Groups: Development of an Orientation Module through a Nurse Driven Collaboration Between Educators and Bedside Nurses.
9:15am – 10:00am

Nurses are often under prepared for taking on the challenge of leading therapeutic groups. Participants will learn strategies for using shared governance to engage nurses in the development and dissemination of a recovery and evidence-based orientation module for leading psychoeducational groups. Educators will discuss implementation strategies and lessons learned.   Abstract

Speakers: Jennifer K. Barut, MSN, RN-BC;  Johnny J. Woodard, BSN, RN-BC
 


4017
Addiction


RN, APRN

Neurobiology of Addiction
9:15am – 10:00am

We now understand that addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior. By identifying biologic and environmental factors as well as genetic variables that contribute to the development and progression of addiction, we can treat them more effectively.   Abstract

Speaker: JeanAnne Johnson Talbert, DHA, APRN-BC, FNP, CARN-AP
 


4018
Emergency


RN, APRN

Boston Marathon Explosions Disaster Mental Health Response - Role, Recovery & Resilience
9:15am – 10:00am

Describe the disaster continuum and components of a disaster operation, including roles and responsibilities, while highlighting mental health assessment, collaboration and interventions by using examples fom the Boston Marathon Explosions. Discuss the psychological impact of disaster utilizing current research and intervention strategies from Psychological First Aid.   Abstract

Speaker: Christine Tebaldi, MS, PMHNP-BC
 

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 2:  10:15am – 11:00am
.75 Contact Hour
 

4021
Graduate Education


RN, APRN

Riding Out the Perfect Storm in Psychiatric Nursing Education
10:15am – 11:00am

There’s a “perfect storm” bearing down on the way we teach and practice psychiatric nursing! This calls for new ways to educate nurses for transformative behavioral healthcare practice. The seminar will discuss the challenges and opportunities of new educational models and strategies that guide effective professional development of psychiatric nurses.   Abstract

Speakers: Carole A. Shea, PhD, RN, FAAN;  Linda D. Oakley, PhD, RN
 


4022
Integrated
Care


APRN

Primary Care within a Community Mental Health Center: An Innovative Approach to Whole-Person Care
10:15am – 11:00am

Mental health care consumers are challenged by the traditional primary care system. Through a collaboration between a local hospital, university school of nursing, and community mental health center, a primary care clinic was established within the mental health center. Innovative models of care coordination has resulted in quality primary care.   Abstract

Speaker: Laura Sidlinger, DNP, APRN-C
 


4023
Child & Adolescent


RN, APRN

Finding Acceptance - Understanding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth through Best Practices
10:15am – 11:00am

This presentation will provide education on youth who have identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender promoting understanding and supporting their ability to find acceptance among their families and peers, develop/enhance their self-confidence, strengthen their self esteem and promote self advocacy in their transition from youth to adulthood.   Abstract

Speaker: Barbara J. Valerius, MSN, RN
 


4024
Recovery - Inpatient


RN, APRN

Problems Encountered and Insights Gained: The Importance of Mental Health Recovery in Designing an Evidence-Based Program for Intensive Mental Health Treatment
10:15am – 11:00am

The evidence-based, recovery-oriented nursing model was implemented on this 20 bed inpatient unit and continues today. The protcol defines therapeutic effectiveness, recovery behaviors and provides evidence for refining clinical treatment. The Veteran's mental health recovery plan drives nursing practice and nursing practice is refined to facilitate mental health recovery.   Abstract

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


4025
Research & Practice


RN, APRN

Possibilities, Partnerships and Healing
10:15am – 11:00am

This presentation is about the value of partnerships in healing and surviving the new culture of healthcare; (doing more with less). Those partnerships depend on an emotional intelligence competency in fostering those relationships: Nurse to self, nurse to nurse and nurse to patient and use the ventilation, validation, education approach.   Abstract

Speaker: Noel E. Holdsworth, DNH, PMHNP-BC, CTS
 


4026
Staff
Education


RN

Transforming Psychiatric Mental Health Care to Recovery Oriented Practice with an Inter-Professional Team
10:15am – 11:00am

Twenty-five inpatient clinicians and peer navigators participated in APNA’s Recovery to Practice curriculum. The Recovery Self-Assessment-Revised, Provider version was used pre/post-education to measure changes in clinicians’ perceptions of recovery practices on their unit. Quality measures were compared pre- and post-intervention. Results, lessons learned, and future directions will be discussed.   Abstract

Speaker: Celeste M. Johnson, DNP, APRN, PMH CNS
 


4027
Addiction


RN, APRN

Drugs in Prisons: The Ticking Time-Bomb
10:15am – 11:00am

Routine drug taking within prison health facilities has been well known over many years. A recent study has identified how undetected drug-related acquired brain injury (ABI) impacts on behaviour, remediation and prevention of re-offending. Includes a 3-stage process of identifying this unbeknownst problem and clinical recommendations for future practice   Abstract

Speaker: Isaac Daramola, MACNP, MACN
 


4028
Emergency


RN

Bridging the Gap between Crisis and Care: How to Effectively Integrate a Psychiatric Emergency Care with Outpatient Management in a Community Hospital
10:15am – 11:00am

Psychiatric complaints are a component in one out of every eight Emergency Department visits. EDs are becoming primary care settings for individuals presenting with psychiatric crisis. The goal of this program is to create a system to rapidly decompress the ED, provide rapid stabilization, & recovery oriented treatment.   Abstract

Speakers: Jeannine S. Loucks, MSN, RN BC PMH;  Laura Derr, RN, BSN, CEN;  Brenda Talley, RN, BSN
 

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 3: 11:15am – 12:00pm
.75 Contact Hour
 

4031
Graduate Education


APRN

Dual Certification in Primary and Psychiatric Mental Health Care for Advanced Practice Nurses: A Health Care Delivery Innovation
11:15am – 12:00pm

The PMHNP post-master's certificate program is an educational model for interprofessional preparation of dually certified advanced practice nurses. These APNs offer an innovative approach to improve upon integrated care by providing both services from a single provider, thus increasing efficiency, and reducing costs, stigma and barriers to care.   Abstract

Speaker: Debra A. Johnsen, MSN, FNP-BC
 


4032
Integrated
Care


APRN

How Effective is a Nurse Managed Clinic for Integrated Behavioral Health Care?
11:15am – 12:00pm

Integrated healthcare delivery plays an increasingly important role in healthcare reform. However little is known regarding outcomes of nurse managed integrated behavioral and medical healthcare. This paper presents a program evaluation of integrated behavioral services provided by advanced practice psychiatric nurses and students within a urban academic medical center.   Abstract

Speaker: Marsha Snyder, PhD, PMHNP, BC
 


4033
Child & Adolescent


RN, APRN

Self-care for Secondary Trauma Experienced by Child and Adolescent Nurses
11:15am – 12:00pm

Secondary trauma is also known as secondary stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout. Child and adolescent psychiatric mental health nurses are vulnerable to this because of the population with whom they work. Survey results of issues causing secondary trauma and self-care measures will be explored.   Abstract

Speakers: Diane M. Wieland, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE;  Joy A. Lauerer, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, RN;  Susan Dawson, EdD, RN, PMHCNS-NP, BC
 


4034
Recovery - Inpatient


RN, APRN

Developing an Innovative Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Curriculum: A Journey of Therapeutic Engagement
11:15am – 12:00pm

Details of an Advanced Psychiatric Nursing course to enhance psychiatric nurses skills in providing holistic person centered care using the Tidal Model principles of self-management and recovery will be discussed, along with focus group results identifying resultant practice changes.   Abstract

Speakers: Trish Jones-Bendel, MSN, RN;  Jeanette Rossetti, EdD, RN;  Kelly Bryant, MS, RN
 


4035
Research & Practice


APRN

Building Connections With The Practice of Caring Science: Transcending Boundaries-Uniting In Human Caring
11:15am – 12:00pm

Dr. Giovannoni will present a 40-minute video reflection of his transcultural journey with Dr. Jean Watson to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet followed by a 40-minute reflection of his personal experience on this journey. The video and discussion emphasizes that caring and healing is about making connections, relations, and not separation.   Abstract

Speaker: Joseph Giovannoni, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, APRN
 


4036
Staff
Education


RN, APRN

Creatively Using Simulation to Connect the Education for Mental Health Professionals
11:15am – 12:00pm

Have you considered incorporating simulation into your curricula? This session provides solutions to these dilemmas regardless of budget and resource constraints. The presenters will share how simulation can creatively be incorporated into curricula to address mental health core measures, quality initiatives, safety concepts, and system processes.   Abstract

Speakers: Krista Kipper, BSN, RN, CHSE;  Beckie Langenbach BSN, RN
 


4037
Addiction


RN

“I can’t quit right now!” A Harm Reduction Approach to Tobacco Use in Residential Treatment
11:15am – 12:00pm

According to the CDC, about 3 of every 10 cigarettes (31%) smoked by adults are smoked by adults with mental illness. Come learn how a harm reduction approach can be used for tobacco dependency. A nurse has a lot of power to influence if equipped with the right tools.   Abstract

Speaker: Valerie Mendralla, RN, MPH
 


4038
Emergency


RN, APRN

An Alternative to Emergency Departments for Individuals in Mental Health Crises: "The Living Room" Program
11:15am – 12:00pm

In the absence of suitable alternatives, individuals experiencing mental health crises unnecessarily utilize emergency departments (EDs) which deliver ineffective and expensive interventions. "The Living Room" is a recovery-based community crisis respite program serving as an alternative to EDs for these individuals. The program, its outcomes, and future implications are discussed.   Abstract

Speaker: Michelle Heyland, MSN, APN, PMHNP-BC
 

    Annual Meeting & Town Hall   
        12:15pm – 1:30pm