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11/24/2020
COVID-19 Resources: SAMHSA Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

10/13//2020
Opioid Use Disorders Resources: SAMHSA's list of state opioid treatment authorities.

10/8//2020
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Coalition letters to House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees supporting the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Recognition Act of 2019 and also to Congressional Leadership and key committees supporting the Future Advancement of Academic Nursing (FAAN) Act, encouraging its inclusion in the next COVID-19 legislative relief package.

9/21//2020
Substance Use Screening Tools & Assessment: New SBIRT pocket card helps you share information and build awareness with nurses across disciplines.

9/10//2020
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Coalition letter to Congressional Leadership regarding COVID-19 priorities and welcome letter to new director of National Institute of Nursing Research, Dr. Shannon Zenk.

8/28//2020
Well-Being Initiative: Guide to Sleeping Better & Restoring Energy

8/13//2020
Opioid Use Disorders Resources: SAMHSA publication offers updates on opioid use among Hispanic/Latino population with strategies for outreach and treatment.

8/4//2020
Medication Updates: FDA updates labeling requirements for opioid pain medicines and opioid use disorder medicines.

8/4//2020
APNA Advocacy: Mental Health Liaison Group letter in support of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.

7/29/2020
Free CE: August 6th Webinar - Ethical Considerations in Digital Mental Health

7/29/2020
Position Papers: Updated: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing’s
Role in Tobacco Treatment.


7/29/2020
Position Papers: Updated: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing’s
Role in Primary Care.


7/20/2020
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2020 APNA Annual Awards Recipients

7/17/2020
COVID-19 Resources: SMIAdviser: Tips for Telehealth Billing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

APNA Advocacy: Community Statement on the Integral Role of Oral and Dental Health Care in Protecting Americans from Viral Pandemics

7/15/2020
Position Papers: Updated: The Adoption of SBIRT in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practice

7/9/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Upcoming Webinars on 7/15, 7/16, and 7/28

7/2/2020
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Minority Fellowship Program webinar; Suggested Reading list

7/1/2020
COVID-19 Resources: Free ANA Webinars addressing a range of self-care and practice topics.

6/29/2020
Free CE: Clinical Practice During COVID-19

6/24/2020
APNA Advocacy: Nursing Community Coalition letter to House and Senate regarding increased funding for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and the National Institute of Nursing Research.

6/22/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: On-Demand Webinar: COVID-19 Health Care Staff Trauma and Resilience Oriented Healing

6/18/2020
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Implicit Association Test

6/8/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: On-Demand Webinar: How You Can Have a Direct Impact on Reducing The Devastating Racial Disparities of COVID-19

6/8/2020
Cultural Humility in PMH Nursing: Race: Resources for psychiatric-mental health nurses to address racial inequalities.

6/8/2020
Tobacco Dependence Resources: Helpful information regarding billing for tobacco cessation services.

5/27/2020
APNA Board of Directors releases a statement concerning psychiatric-mental health nursing protection during a pandemic.

5/20/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar Series: Making a Good Connection: Engaging Students and Families in School Tele-Mental Health


5/13/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/27: Ambiguous Loss: Grieving in the Time of COVID-19, Followed by Live Q&A Session
On-Demand Webinar: Self-Care in a Selfless Field

COVID-19 Resources: A Guide to Using Text Messages to Improve Substance Use Treatment Outcomes
 

5/12/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/15: Grief and Loss During Today’s Challenging Times

5/8/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/12: Mental Health in a Time of COVID-19: When Trauma, Fear, and Anxiety Become Overwhelming

5/5/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 5/7: Supporting Clinician Well-Being During COVID-19

4/23/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/23: Meeting the Challenge of Medication Adherence in the Wake of COVID-19

4/16/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/21: Burnout and Managing Your Mental Health

COVID-19 Resources: How to Prepare for a Video Appointment with Your Mental Health Clinician

4/14/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/15: Serious Mental Illness and COVID-19: Tailoring ACT Teams, Group Homes, and Supportive Housing

4/13/2020
COVID-19 Resources: CSTS Psychological Effects of Quarantine During the Coronavirus Outbreak

4/13/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: Webinar on 4/16: Taking Care of Yourself Using Mindfulness and Other Techniques

COVID-19: Tips & Resources for PMH Nurses: New resources on palliative nursing

4/10/2020
COVID-19 Resources: AACRAO COVID-19 Crisis Practices

4/9/20
COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities: New page of volunteer opportunities available

4/9/20
COVID-19 Policy Updates: New information on personal protective equipment and waivers and guidance from CMS

4/8/2020
COVID-19 Events & Webinars: New webinars posted

4/1/2020
COVID-19 Resources: New webinars posted

3/31/2020
COVID-19 Resources: Policy Update: DEA and SAMHSA Buprenorphine and Telemedicine COVID-19 Guidance

Self Care: Strategies to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak

3/31/2020
COVID-19 Resources: Webinar: Telemedicine: Getting Started, Regulations and Privacy Issues

3/31/2020
Grants & Scholarships: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality announces funding opportunities to evaluate health system response to COVID-19 pandemic.

3/30/2020
JAPNA Editorial Board: We are pleased to announce Karen Foli, PhD, RN, FAAN, of Purdue University, has joined the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

3/25/2020
COVID-19 Resources: Informational Events and Webinars

3/17/2020
COVID-19 
Resources: A collection of information about mental health and the coronavirus disease.

3/12/2020
Traumatic Events Resources:
SAMHSA offers its National Guidelines for Mental Health Crisis Care: A Best Practices Toolkit.

3/9/2020
Organizational Responses:
Letter offering feedback to ANA on Ethical Environments and Patient and Personal Safety.

3/2/2020
APNA Advocacy:
Letter to Committee on Veterans' Affairs supporting the United States Cadet Nurse Corps Service Recognition Act of 2019 from NCC.

2/7//2020
Opioid Use Disorders Resources
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons - Planning and Implementation Toolkit.

2/7//2020
Policy Statement:  APNA Position Paper (White Paper) Process and Guidelines updated.

1/31/2020
Free CE: View SMI Adviser's schedule of webinars in February.

1/28/2020
Nursing Reports & Surveys:
Special Collection of Workforce articles in JAPNA plus the latest RN survey data from Health Resources & Services Administration.

1/23/2020
Organizational Responses:
APNA letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice.

1/23/2020
APNA Advocacy:
Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services regarding Scope of Practice from NCC.

1/14/2020
Grants & Scholarships New information on funding available for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic expansion and also Disadvantaged Students.  March application deadlines.

1/8/2020
Free CE: Clinical Convergence®: Child & Adolescent Bipolar Depression

1/7/2020
Grants & Scholarships Letters of Intent due next month for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Funding Opportunities. Suicide Prevention listed as a priority area.

1/7/2020

Child & Adolescent Resources. Download SAMHSA's guide for Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults.

12/19/19 

Guidelines from American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) update education terminology.

12/18/19 
APNA News: Winter 2020 Newsletter: President's message, Lessons Learned and more!

12/13/19 
Preceptors and Students: New podcast on benefits and challenges now available.

Recovery ResourcesThe National Council for Behavioral Health shares Fostering Resilience and Recovery: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma-informed Primary Care.

11/14/19
How to Get Published: Free Online Course from the publishers of JAPNA.

10/31/19
Free CE: Major Depressive Disorder: Using the Components of Shared Decision Making in Treatment Planning; from The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.

9/12/19
APNA Advocacy:
Letter to committee staff and the ranking members for the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications & Technology endorsing HR 4194 – to make a 3 digit mental health and suicide prevention line a national service.

9/10/19
Free CE: A 
Performance-in-Practice Activity: Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Opioid Use Disorder. (from PCSS)

8/28/19
Press Release: Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders Position Statement Issued by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Psychiatric Nurses Association

8/28/19
Free CE: Two updated webinars for RNs and APRNs on opioid use disorders

7/14/19
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Announces 2019 Elections Results

6/19/19
Press Release: 30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2019 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

4/24/19
Press Release: Report: Shortage of Trained Professionals a Growing Threat to U.S. Mental Health System

4/17/19
Guidance: Precepting and Mentorship: New guidance to clarify the distinction between preceptors and mentors

4/10/19
Free CE: Webinar on 4/23: Across the Regulatory, Research, and Clinical Care Environments: Sex and Gender Influences

4/9/19
Medication Updates: FDA releases updated Drug Safety Communication about opioids

4/5/19
Free CE: Serious Mental Illness Adviser offers three new webinars in April: Social Media Usage, Shared Decision Making and Barriers to Clozapine Underutilization. 1.0 Contact Hours each.

4/1/19
APNA Advocacy:
Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies requesting support for healthcare and research.


3/7/19
APNA Advocacy: Letter to Chairman Alexander in response to request to address affordability in the U.S. Health Care system.


3/6/19
Medication Updates: FDA approves Spravato (esketamine) for treatment-resistant depression.

1/31/19
Mental Health Parity Resources: See how Medicaid helps low income individuals with access to care in your state with a guide from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.


1/25/19
APNA Advocacy: Letter to CMS expressing concern over the proposed changes to the proposed rule, Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses (CMS-4180-P) 

1/22/19
Medication Updates: Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program Modified

1/8/19
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Opens Call for Abstracts for 2019 APNA Annual Conference

12/11/18
Mental Health Parity Resources: Updated tools and evidence to assist nurses working to reduce disparity in coverage for mental health illnesses compared with physical health illnesses.


12/6/18
APNA Advocacy: 
Letters thanking members of the House and Senate for efforts to have Section 3201 (Allowing for more flexibility with respect to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders) in the final opioid package.

12/6/18
APNA Advocacy: 
Letter thanking appropriators for providing level funding for the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs and for the National Institute of Nursing Research.

12/6/18
APNA Advocacy: 
Letter requesting the Senate pass the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act this Congress.

12/6/18
Resource Center: Updates added to Undergraduate Education Faculty Toolkit.
Press Release: American Psychiatric Nurses Association Releases Education to Help Nurses Prevent Suicide in Acute Care Settings

10/15/18
APNA Advocacy: Letter in Support of Plaintiffs in Lawsuit Challenging Federal Final Rule Authorizing Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance.

10/9/18
Free CE: CPNP offers webinar designed for health care professionals seeking information on urine drug screens, their interpretation, and cross reactivity of different substances. 1.0 Contact Hours.

9/11/18
Free CE: ANA Nurse leadership webinar designed for experienced RNs, November 13th at 1 pm ET.

8/29/18

General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers lessons learned in overcoming barriers to medication assisted treatment (MAT).
 
8/15/18
Chapter Updates:

APNA Pennsylvania Chapter: Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalist Role, Bethlehem, September 8, 2018
APNA New Jersey Chapter: Psychiatric Nurses Serving the LGBTQ Community, Iselin, September 8, 2018
APNA New England Chapter: Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Generalist Role, Providence, RI, September 21, 2018
APNA New York Chapter: Regional Meeting:The Patient Experience Eco System: Addressing Challenges within Behavioral Healthcare Settings, Glen Oaks, September 18, 2018

8/7/18
Press Release: 30 Promising Nursing Students Awarded the 2018 APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship

7/31/18
Upcoming Educational Opportunities: Recovery to Practice presents psychopharmacology podcast series. 7/16/18

General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) video example of talking to a patient about what to expect after they choose buprenorphine to treat their opioid use disorder.

7/12/18
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) features a mentoring program and other resources for those who provide treatment for substance use.

7/2/18
General Substance Use Resources: Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) presents video and podcast information on treating Opioid Use Disorder.

6/28/18
APRN Resources-Risk Management: Updates on Behavioral Health from Nurses Service Organization and CNA.

6/28/18
Upcoming Educational Opportunities: Two webinars from the Recovery to Practice Initiative.

6/26/18
Violence Prevention General Resources: FBI Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the US.

6/19/18
Press Release: APNA Calls for End to Immigration Policy that Separates Families

6/5/18
Medication Updates: Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection by Hospira Recalled

 

 

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