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2nd Annual APNA Michigan Chapter Conference
Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sparrow Hospital - Lansing, Michigan

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Light Breakfast & Registration begins at 7:45 am
Program will start promptly at 8:15 am
Lunch provided
*6 Contact Hours Provided*
Purpose:  To assist healthcare professionals caring for individuals with mental health concerns by presenting advances in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Target Audience: Psychiatric Nurses across all practice settings and educational levels
Planning Committee: Mary Kisting, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K; Linda Stasiuk, MSN, RN-BC; Carol Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS;  Paula Anderson, PMHNP, BC, Michigan Chapter President APNA; & Kathleen Frybarger, BSN, MA, RN-BC

For more information contact:
Conference Chair, Kathleen Frybarger

Chapter President, Paula Anderson

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The Learner will be able to:

7:45-8:30  Registration, Breakfast and Opening Remarks

Mental Health and Primary Care: New Challenges for the Psychiatric Nurse


Diane Burgermeister, PhD, PMH, APRN-BC

  • Discuss barriers for integration of mental health into primary care
  • Describe results of the national adverse childhood experiences study (ACE) that impacts mental and physical conditions amongst adults
  • Identify 1) challenging behavior encountered with adults who have experienced childhood adversity and 2) useful therapeutic responses

Psychiatric Advanced Directives


Doug Olsen, PhD, RN

  • Discuss ethical principles, evidence, Michigan law, and Joint Commission standards related to psychiatric advanced directives (PAD)
  • Differentiate between advance directives for psychiatric and end of life care
  • Review recommended best practices in the use of psychiatric advanced directives

10:30-10:45 BREAK

Lesson Learned: Operationalize the Elements of Recovery – change the directions of people’s lives



  • Describe how using the recovery model changes a nurse’s professional practice with patients who have a mental illness     
  • Develop ways to apply the words and experiences of people in recovery within treatment settings

11:45-12:00 Board Introduction/Chapter Meeting

12:00-1:00 Lunch/Networking/Vendors

Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD:  The Emotional Health of Children and Adolescents


Judy Haefner, DNP, NP, PMHNP-BC

  • Discuss mental health issues of children and adolescents
  • Examine screening tool options
  • Compare first-line pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacotherapy for treating common mental health illnesses in children and adolescents

Tobacco and Nicotine Dependence Treatment: 2015 update for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses


Carol Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS

  • Discuss new information found in the 2014 Surgeon General’s report on tobacco and nicotine dependence
  • Compare the nicotine content in a variety of tobacco products and related treatment implications
  • Identify nursing interventions linked to evidence based strategies to promote tobacco cessation

3:00-3:15 BREAK

The Relationship between Depression and Diabetes Self-Efficacy in an Urban Population:

Implications for Psychiatric Nursing


Carla Groh, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, Katherine Moran, DNP, RN, CDE, FAADE

  • Describe the consequences of untreated depression in persons with Diabetes Mellitus
  • Identify three outcomes of the research study presented
  • Identify two behavioral health strategies that psychiatric nursing can implement that have the potential to positively impact depression and self-efficacy