APNA Members' Corner November 2018


The Psychiatric Nursing Voice

November 2018

APNA Members' Corner


President's Message: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: The Whole Health Connection
Around the hospital where I work, one of the catchphrases I often find myself saying under my breath is, ‘It’s the relationship, stupid’! I can’t remember who said it first…but it could have been mother of psychiatric-mental health nursing, Hildegard Peplau. (Read More)

Nurses in Action: Harness Your Relationship-Building Power
Imagine yourself just starting out as an inpatient psychiatric mental-health nurse. You are encountering patients who, for various reasons, often resist taking medications. For these new patients, the prospect of being stuck is discouraging. Plus, to you - the new nurse - the interactions with these patients seem to be going nowhere. Where do you start? (Read More)


Member News
Valerie Devereaux discusses the recipient of the Norman S. Holt Award for Nursing Excellence; Janice Goodman pens response to recent piece in the Boston Globe to support psychiatric-mental health nurses as providers of mental health care; Jacqueline Ouellette explains opposition to mandatory nursing ratio in Massachusetts; Lois Platt writes opinion piece about benzodiazepines; Judith Shindul-Rothschild discusses safe staffing ratios in Massachusetts. Learn More

Ask the Experts: Expanding the PMH RN Role/Psycho-Oncology Interventions
Last month at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference, nine posters were selected for recognition by a panel of psychiatric-mental health nurses. We spoke with poster award recipients Susan Orme, MS, RN, Teresa Setnar, MSN, RN, CPN, and Beth Corcoran, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC about their work, their experience presenting, and more. (Read More)

Register Now for CPI West
This March 16-17, come to San Diego, CA for a weekend of psychopharmacology continuing education planned for nurses, by nurses. At the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute West, earn up to 10 continuing education contact hours in pharmacology while connecting with members of your psychiatric-mental health nursing community. Register now and save $50!

Snapshot of the APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Want to relive the fun and excitement of the APNA 32nd Annual Conference? The conference is best seen through the eyes of attendees, so catch up on the buzz by clicking here.

Free CE for Thanksgiving
As a gesture of gratitude for all the work you do to provide care and inspire hope, please enjoy the following session free for everyone through the end of the year:

Resource Roundup

  • Free CE: CPNP offers webinar designed for health care professionals seeking information on urine drug screens, their interpretation, and cross reactivity of different substances
  • APNA Advocacy: Letter in Support of Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Challenging Federal Final Rule Authorizing Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance
  • Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Releases Education to Help Nurses Prevent Suicide in Acute Care Settings
  • Resource Center: Updates added to Undergraduate Education Faculty Toolkit

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