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Helpful Links Administration on Aging Ageworks Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry American Geriatrics Society GeronurseOnline.Org Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing National Institute on Aging (NIA)   Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Antipsychotic Drug use in Nursing Homes Trend Update (pdf) - October 2013: CMS is tracking the progress of the Partnership by reviewing publicly reported measures. The official measure of the Partnership is a the percent of long-stay nursing home residents who are receiving an antipsychotic medication, excluding those residents diagnosed with schizophrenia, Huntington's Disease or Tourette’s Syndrome.

Advanced Practice Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Resources 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). About APRN-PMHs Learn more about the role of the advanced practice psychiatric-mental health nurse with FAQs, brochures to download and more.

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.   About RN-PMHs Learn about the role of the psychiatric-mental health registered nurse and find videos, profiles of RN-PMHs and more.

APNA CareerLine International Psychiatric Nursing Organizations Government Health Mental Health Mental Health Associations Mental Health Conferences Nursing Research, Foundations & Scholarship Behavioral Practice Guidelines           International Psychiatric Nursing Organizations Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses HandsOnScotland International Association of Forensic Nurses International Nurses Society on Addictions International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan  (Back to Top) Government Americans with Disabilities Act Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion National Center for Health Statistics FedStats Military Connection National Science Foundation Library of Congress U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Council for Aging Care Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) AHRQ - Mental Health healthfinder.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Resources covering topics such as child and adolescent trauma, depression, suicide, anxiety, learning disabilities, and more Emergency Nursing Resources regarding psychiatric-mental health care in emergency departments and more. Geropsych Nursing Resources from the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative, helpful links, and continuing education on caring for older adults.       Integrated Physical & Mental Health Care FAQs and a general background on the topic, tools, examples of initiatives and best practices, and continuing education Military Mental Health & PTSD Resources regarding Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD treatment options, and tips for civilian health care professionals Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources on caring for persons with mental health and chronic conditions, including an HHS framework and APNA continuing education       Recovery Information on free webinars, links to guidebooks, brochures, kits, fact sheets, and more Safety A toolkit of resources and key messages which speak to the key role psychiatric-mental health nurses play in promoting safety.

Year: Medication:  Abilify (aripiprazole) Addyi Antipsychotics Aripiprazole Aristada Belsomra Brintellix Buprenorphine and naloxone Probuphine Clozapine Chantix and Zyban Cymbalta Daytrana Diazepam Effexor Farxiga Fentanyl and Opioids Geodon Hysingla ER Ingrezza Lorazepam Lunesta Methylphenidate Naloxone/Evzio Naltrexone Olanzapine Olanzapine/Zyprexa Opana ER Opioids Opioids and Benzodiazepines UPDATE: Opioids and Benzodiazepines Rexulti Strattera Sublocade Tanzeum Targiniq ER Tramadol Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Vraylar Vynase Ziprasidone Zolpidem Zyprexa General Resources:   DEA Pharmacists' Manual FDA Medication Updates NIMH Mental Health Medications Guide         2017 Sublocade approved for treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder Sublocade is the first once-monthly injectable buprenorphine product to be FDA approved for adult patients who initiated treatment with a transmucosal buprenorphine product. FDA Revises Position on Opioid Use Medications and Benzodiazepines After additional review, the FDA advises that buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from patients taking benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants. Amneal Pharmaceuticals Recalls Lorazepam Oral Concentrate The voluntary recall affects 13 lots of the USP 2mg/mL concentrate due to a defect in the dropper markings.

Welcome to the APNA Resource Center! Here you will find a collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses. 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. Not sure if what you're looking for is in one of these sections?  Search the Site   PMHN Specialty Areas & Topics Includes: child and adolescent, emergency, geropsych, military and PTSD, multiple chronic conditions, recovery, and substance use.

Tobacco Dependence / Smoking Cessation Resources Links to education and resources on reduction of tobacco dependence in individuals with mental health concerns. Current Substance Use Data and Statistics Links to resources providing current data trends and statistical analysis of substance use in the United States.   General Resources Links to organizations and resource centers whose main focus is on the prevention and treatment of substance use.

The Integration of Mental Health Care into Primary Care and Specialty Health Care Integration has arrived - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses must be ready to plan and implement the integration of mental health care into primary and specialty healthcare and participate in these settings!   An Introduction Why does the integration of mental health care into primary and specialty health care matter? Find out why by reading an introduction and FAQs prepared by the APNA Board of Directors. Then, learn more by watching the Institute for Mental Health Advocacy's video on the policy implications of integrated care.       General Resources A listing of websites that offer extensive content related to integrated physical and mental health care, such as: HRSA SAMSHA University of Washington AIMS Center Guides, Reports, and Tools A variety of resources specifically for implementing an integrated care model, such as: Various models of integrated care Forms and patient tracking tools Roadmaps and operational advice   Webinars Webinar presentations providing introductions to integrated care and information on related topics such as: How to finance integrated health care Person-centered health homes Addressing substance use issues in primary care   Best Practice Approaches & Initiatives Learn more about the various approaches to integrated care and initiatives that have been implemented throughout the country.

General Information 1. What is an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse? 2. How did the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse role begin? APRN Education 3.

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. LGBTQ Children and Adolescents Resources for supporting LGBTQ children and adolescents.

Seclusion & Restraint 2000, Revised May 2007, Revised April 2014, Revised March 2018 Position Paper Standards of Practice Mental Health Policy March 2017 Position Paper Take Action Violence Prevention July 2016 Position Paper Toolkit Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses’ Role in Care of Detainees & Prisoners March 2016 Position Paper The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health October 2015 Position Paper Competencies for Nurse-Assessment and Management of Inpatient Suicide Risk February 2015 Position Paper Essential Competencies Scope & Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing June 2014 Position Seclusion & Restraint 2000, Revised May 2007, Revised April 2014 Position Paper Standards of Practice Competency-Based Training for PMH Nurse Generalists: Inpatient Intervention and Prevention of Suicide August 2013 Position Paper Expansion of APRN Presciptive Authority to Include Prescription of Buprenorphine & Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) July 2013 Position Paper Primary Care February 2013 Position Paper Adoption of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral and Treatment (SBIRT) September 2012 Position Paper Staffing Inpatient Units September 2011 Position Paper Position on LACE Recommendations February 2011 Position Paper Electroconvulsive Therapy January 2011 Position Paper Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Nurses October 2010 Position Paper Smoking Cessation October 2008 Position Paper   Archived Papers Please note that these papers are for archival purposes only and do not necessarily represent APNA's current positions. Workplace Violence October 2008 Determining Staffing Needs of Inpatient Psychiatric Units Position Paper Position Paper Mandatory Outpatient Treatment (MOT) January 2003 Position Paper PMH Nurse Roles Outcomes Evaluation and Management August 1998 Position Paper Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses September 1995 Position Paper Professional Titling & Credentialing for PMH APRNs April 2003 Position Paper Roles of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses in Managed Care August 1998 Position Paper    

Click on the map below to view the psychiatric-mental health nursing graduate programs available in each state.  Contact us at 855-863-APNA (2762) or inform@apna.org to add your current program to the list.

APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship 30 undergraduate/pre-licensure and graduate students will receive one year complimentary membership in the APNA and a trip to the APNA 32nd Annual Conference. Application Deadline: May 7, 2018   Best Nursing Degree Best Nursing Degree Scholarship Awarded quarterly, this scholarship gives $2500 to entry level nursing students or nurses who are attending school to expand their practice. Application Deadline: April 30, 2018   GradSchools.




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