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APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
June 6-9, 2019  |  Louisville, KY
APNA Annual Conference
October 2-5, 2019  |  New Orleans, LA
 
APNA Quick Updates

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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