August 2013 APNA Member News

Diane Allen has published an original article titled Staying Safe: Re-examining Workplace Violence in Acute Psychiatric Settings
The article, posted online on June 13, 2013 in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, describes educational strategies that have helped staff to decrease workplace violence in an acute inpatient setting.
  Nadine Dexter Named Chief Nursing Officer of Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. In her role as chief nursing officer, Dexter will oversee the nursing staff at Eating Recovery Center's four Denver-based eating disorders treatment facilities.
Gary Jobgen Receives the Salute to Excellence Award
Jobgen is a Mercy Psychiatric Services nurse in Illinois. The Salute to Excellence Award recognizes employees who demonstrate excellence in care or service and who go above and beyond expectations.
Bernadette Melnyk Participates in Construction of Million Hearts Educational Module
The Ohio State University Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy have launched the Million Hearts educational modules as part of its National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts. It is a free, online module designed for interdisciplinary teamwork by students pursuing healthcare professions.

Letter to the Editor Published in The Columbus Dispatch
Melnyk's letter, Article missed special nurse practitioners, was published on July 29th in response to a July 14 Dispatch article entitled “Children face severe psychiatrist shortage.”

R. John Repique Appointed to the Program Committee for the 2014  NAPHS Annual Meeting
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) advocates for behavioral health and represents provider systems that are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment, and care for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental and substance use disorders.

Op-Ed Published in the Miami Herald Titled “Congress must support aid for mentally ill”
Published on July 22, 2013, Repique's op-ed is part of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Op-Ed campaign to raise the profile of the Excellence in Mental Health Act and build congressional support for its passage.

Matt Tierney Featured in UCSF Science of Caring Publication
Tierney was profiled in an article entitled "What Volunteer Clinical Faculty Do: Matt Tierney and Psychiatric Nursing".
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