Caring for Patients with Mental Health Issues: Strategies for All Nurses, Updated 1st Edition
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Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
This popular course has been updated to reflect the DSM-5 and NANDA criteria and is designed for nurses in all health care situations and features practical solutions for dealing with commonly encountered emotional crises and psychiatric illnesses in any health care setting. Additionally, it offers psychological considerations for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, stroke or heart disease. This course also guides nurses on how to assess and diagnose various psychiatric disorders and emotional problems.
Based on previous course, Psychiatric Principles and Applications for General Patient Care, 4th Edition.
- Define strategies used to identify and assess mental health problems.
- Discuss appropriate nursing care for mood disorders, psychosis and confusion.
- Describe the components of a psychosocial assessment and mental status examination.
- Identify common psychiatric disorders, mental problems and effective interventions for each using NANDA and DSM-5 diagnoses.
- Discuss assessments and interventions for suicidal ideation/substance abuse/eating disorders/anxiety.
- Discuss the ethical and legal aspects of psychiatric nursing.
- Define aggressive patients and workplace violence.
- Identify major risk factors for noncompliance and intervention methods.
- Identify manipulative patient behavior and effective interventions.
- Identify classifications, use, and administration of psychotropic medications.
- Identify psychological responses of patients with chronic illnesses.
- Identify psychological responses to loss.
- Identify psychological indicators for child/elder abuse.
Karen S. Ward, PhD, RN, received BSN and MSN degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University and a PhD degree in developmental psychology from Cornell University. She is a professor at the Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Ward's work has been published in journals such as Nurse Educator Journal of Nursing Scholarship Journal of Emotional Abuse and Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. She has also presented her work at local regional and international conferences. Her research interests include child and adolescent maltreatment mental health and wellness issues (stress and depression) leadership variables and survivorship.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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