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

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 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.

Substance Use Guides, screening tools, FAQs, continuing education and more from organizations such as SAMHSA, NIDA, and APNA Integrated Care FAQs and a general background on the topic, tools, examples of initiatives and best practices, and continuing education Military and PTSD Resources regarding Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD treatment options, and tips for civilian health care professionals       Child and Adolescent Resources covering topics such as child and adolescent trauma, depression, suicide, anxiety, learning disabilities, and more Emergency Nursing Resources from the Emergency Nurses Association, an Emergency Care Psychiatric Clinical Framework, webcasts, and more Geropsych Nursing Resources from the Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative, helpful links, and continuing education on caring for older adults.       Multiple Chronic Conditions Resources include a framework issued by the HHS Initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions and APNA continuing education Recovery Information on free webinars, links to guidebooks, brochures, kits, fact sheets, and more     APNA is not responsible for the content of external websites. .

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.     Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative Video: Discover Mental Health - The Forgotten Piece in Elder Care A 9.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Treatment Improvement Protocol: Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders (pdf) Provides clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain and SAMHSA's best-practice guidelines for prevention and treatment of substance use and mental disorders—encourages cooperation and communication between health care professionals who specialize in pain management and those who focus on addiction.   APNA Continuing Education in the APNA eLearning Center: Session Contact Hrs   Metabolic Syndrome: Understanding and Addressing the Metabolic Pathophysiology in Psychiatric Disorders * 1.75 More Info Sleep Disorders and Comorbid Medical & Mental Health Conditions * 1.

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APNA has partnered with several publishing companies in order to offer its members discounts on select publications. Publications by Suzanne Gordon 25% off all publications by Suzanne Gordon Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author of 12 books, including From Silence to Voice, recently published in a third edition. Suzanne’s books seek to empower nurses to advocate for themselves and their patients.

Here you will find important information for psychiatric mental health nursing. 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.

APNA BOARD OF DIRECTORS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is for attendance to the APNA Annual Conference. The APNA Board of Directors Student Scholarship includes free registration, travel and lodging expenses to attend the APNA Annual Conference. In addition, winners will receive one year complimentary membership to APNA.

Browse by Year: Browse by Medication:  Abilify Abstral Acetaminophen Antipsychotic drug labels Antipsychotics in Adults Benzotropine Mesylate Injection Cymbalta Effexor/Venlafaxine Farxiga Methylphenidate Naloxone/Evzio Olanzapine/Zyprexa Opioids Rosiglitazone Tanzeum Zolpidem Zyprexa   General: FDA Medication Updates Medication news, updates and drug safety information on non-controlled substances. DEA 2010 Pharmacist’s Manual Guide to Federal Controlled Substances Act and its regulations as they pertain to the pharmacy profession. NIMH Mental Health Medications Guide Types of meds used to treat mental disorders, side effects, directions for taking, and FDA warnings.

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       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       Seclusion & Restraint 2000, Revised May 2007   Position Paper       Smoking Cessation October 2008   Position Paper       Workplace Violence 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.       Determining Staffing Needs of Inpatient Psychiatric Units   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        




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