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Smoking Cessation Position Statement
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Here you will find important information for psychiatric mental health nursing. From position papers to graduate school listings to a wealth of links to other relevant websites, the resource center is your first access point for information on your nursing specialty.
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Psych Nursing Specialty Areas & Topics
Resources regarding nursing specialties and topics: child and adolescent, emergency, geropsychiatric nursing, military and PTSD, multiple chronic conditions, recovery, and substance use.
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Practical Skills for Working with Your Patients Who Smoke, Daryl Sharp, PhD, APRN, BC, FNAP
2008 APNA Presentation of Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder in a Community Setting - URSON Tobacco Dependence Intervention Program
2008 APNA Presentation of Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder in an Inpatient Setting - Johns Hopkins Hospital Inpatient Program
2008 APNA Presentation of Best Practices in the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder in an Outpatient Setting - RAINBOW Therapy Program for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
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Click on the links below to view the psychiatric mental health nursing graduate programs available in each state. Contact us at 855-863-APNA (2762) to add your current program to the list.
Alabama - Hawaii
Illinois - Minnesota
Mississippi - Pennsylvania
Rhode Island - Wyoming
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The therapeutic management of psychiatric patients in the emergency department is an important and complicated issue. For a comprehensive listing of resources designed to aid emergency departments in improving clinical service to psychiatric patients, please visit:
Emergency Nurses Association - Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department
Emergency Nurse Association Position Statements
Medical Evaluation of Psychiatric Patients
Substance Abuse (Alcohol/Drug) and the Emergency Care Setting
ENA Connection Articles
Agitation - The Chest Pain of Behavioral Emergencies
Development of Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework
Psychiatric Care, Our Nation in Crisis
Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department: The Dilemma of Extended Lengths of Stay
The SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Suicide Prevention Tips for Emergency Medical Services and the Workplace
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center has just enhanced its Customized Information Sheets series by developing new resources that provide basic information on how to identify and respond to individuals who may be suicidal or at high risk for suicide.
Suicide Prevention Center Webinar: Advancing Suicide Prevention Practice in the Emergency Department Setting
Suicide attempts constitute an increasing proportion of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations.
APNA has partnered with several publishing companies in order to offer its members discounts on select publications.
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15% off Eric Arauz's An American's Resurrection: My Pilgrimage from Child Abuse and Mental Illness to Salvation ($17.95 retail)
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This area of the site is your resource concerning advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nursing education, practice, licensing, certification, etc. Here you will find a wealth of manuals, articles, links, and other relevant and important information for and about advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses (APPNs).
APRN Educator Toolkit
Reports & Statistics
APNA Organizational Responses and Endorsed Letters
Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs about advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurses
APPN Role - Click here to download articles about the role of the advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse organized by topic, workplace setting, and/or specialty.
This page of the site is your resource concerning RN level psychiatric mental health nursing. Visit each section to find resources tailored to your needs.
Online Continuing Education
RN-specific continuing education content designed for your daily practice.
General Mental Health
General resources regarding child and adolescent mental health.
APNA Continuing Education
Webinars in the APNA eLearning Center that deal with child and adolescent mental health.
An assortment of materials, fact sheets, and guides for professionals and the public.
HRSA FACULTY LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (FLRP)
The Faculty Loan Repayment Program supports health professions educators who are from disadvantaged backgrounds and serve a vital role in preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals. The financial assistance offered through the Faculty Loan Repayment Program decreases the economic barriers associated with pursuing a career as a health professions educator preparing the next generation of health professionals.
Application Deadline: June 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm EST
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Guide to Federal Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations as they pertain to the pharmacy profession.
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Types of meds used to treat mental disorders, side effects, directions for taking, and FDA warnings.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
A part of the National Institutes of Health, NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
Drug Abuse Warning Network – DAWN
Public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related visits to hospital emergency departments and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners.
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