Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 20 Contact Hours
Item#: NBT20

 

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Clinical Disorders in Mental Health Bundle


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Item # NBT20
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It is estimated that 1 in 5 adults have a mental health condition. Supporting mental health is an important part of overall well-being. Nurses will gain increased understanding of mental health conditions from four courses in this 20-hour CE bundle: Bipolar and Related Disorders, Recognizing Mental Health Issues Co-Occuring with Medical Condistions, Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and ADHD in Adults. 

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Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95  
Item # N1817  

Release Date: October 10, 2017

Expiration Date: October 31, 2020

This course will provide nurses with information to assist in their understanding of bipolar and related disorders, risks and prevention measures, identification, assessment, and management across the course of the illness. Nurses with a focus on prevention and holistic care will gain knowledge and tools to better identify the complex factors that affect these clients, including assessment of the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, understanding of associated risks and appropriate treatments, strategies for crisis management and recovery, and relapse-prevention and symptom-management strategies for long-term stabilization. Nurses are tasked with collaborating with other health professionals and making appropriate referrals in order to provide a continuum of care that helps patients gain stability; as such, resources and appropriate supports are presented. Nurses work with individual clients and the support systems affected by the symptoms of these disorders. Recognition of necessary and appropriate supports for individuals and families is essential to promoting recovery. Written for nurses, this basic-level course presents essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including epidemiology, signs and symptoms, causal and associated risk factors, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, symptom management, relapse prevention, and outcomes evaluation. 

CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (6 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • List the different types of bipolar and related disorders.
  • Recognize etiological and other risk factors and comorbidities that impact the care of patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Describe the screening and assessment, including the signs and symptoms, of patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Describe the diagnosis, planning, intervention, and prevention processes for patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Describe the management and treatment of patients with bipolar and related disorders.
  • Discuss the nursing evaluation and documentation of patients with bipolar and related disorders.
Author Bio(s)

 

Kimberleigh Cox, DNP, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, is an associate professor at the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Nursing and Health Professions and has been teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing students in community and mental health since 2003. She is nationally board certified as both an adult nurse practitioner (ANP) and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). Dr. Cox received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University and master’s degree in nursing from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), completing a dual adult and psychiatric nurse practitioner (NP) program. She completed her doctor of nursing practice (DNP) from the University of San Francisco (USF). She has worked for Harvard, Brown, and Stanford Universities’ Departments of Psychiatry doing clinical psychiatric research, primarily in mood and anxiety disorders. Since 1998, she has practiced clinically as a both an adult and psychiatric NP working with diverse populations of individuals with psychiatric, behavioral health, and addictive problems in a variety of ambulatory and residential care settings in the Bay Area.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Mary-Ellen Meltzer, PMHCNS-BC, is currently in private practice in Norwood, Massachusetts, and a nursing instructor for undergraduate nurses at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has been a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist for 25 years and has worked with adult mental health patients in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings. Ms. Meltzer provides psychopharmacological and psychotherapy services.

Recognizing Mental Health Issues Co-Occurring With Medical Conditions

Price: $32.95  
Item # N1885  

Release Date: December 11, 2017

Expiration Date: November 30, 2020

Patients with a medical condition may display psychiatric symptoms or responses, and sometimes longer lasting mental health problems. All nurses practicing in a general healthcare setting must be prepared to assist patients with maintaining optimal mental health. This course is focused on those psychiatric and mental health issues related to a chronic medical condition that nurses working in a general or non-psychiatric nursing specialty area may encounter.

The course specifically details common mental health issues observed in patients with sleep-wake disorders, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes, and nursing care and interventions for patients with these conditions to help prevent chronic mental illness. The course also addresses mental health issues seen among patients who have suffered a stroke, lost a body part, or have experienced sensory loss.

This course is designed to enhance the skills required by those nurses without specific mental health training caring for patients with psychiatric and mental health issues in general practice settings. By taking this course, psychiatric nurses may also receive new insight into the general medical patient with a related mental health issue or problem.

 

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1758 - Caring for Patients With Mental Health Issues: Strategies for All Nurses, 2nd Edition.

CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (8 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the components of the communication process and interpersonal skills that are used to
    enhance the quality of nursing care for patients with mental health issues.
  • Discuss strategies used to identify and assess patients with psychiatric and mental health issues.
  • Describe the various types of sleep-wake disorders and their management.
  • Discuss common psychosocial and behavioral processes observed in patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Describe common mental health issues in patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • Describe the common psychological responses of patients to a diagnosis of diabetes.
  • Recognize patients’ common psychological responses to a stroke, its treatment, and the rehabilitation process.
  • Describe common psychological responses to the loss of a body part.
  • Recognize common psychological responses to a sensory loss.
Author Bio(s)

Karen S. Ward, PhD, MSN, RN, COI, received BSN and MSN degrees in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Vanderbilt University and a PhD 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.

Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT, received an MSN in holistic nursing from Tennessee State University School of Nursing and a PhD in health psychology with a focus in psychoneuroimmunology from Walden University. She has expertise in public health, psychiatric nursing, wellness, and disease prevention. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Wilson has been editor of the International Journal of Childbirth Education since 2011, and has more than 100 publications with specialties in holistic nursing, psychoneuroimmunology, and grief counseling. Dr. Wilson has a private practice as a holistic mnurse and is an internationally known speaker on stress and self-care. Dr. Wilson was named the 2017-2018 American Holistic Nurse of the Year. She is on the faculty at both Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and at Walden University.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP, holds a master’s degree in child and family psychiatric/mental health nursing from University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and a doctor of nursing practice degree from Drexel University. Dr. Leahy is on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and is a course instructor for the postdoctoral master’s degree in psychopharmacology program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is the founder of APNSolutions, LLC, an Advanced Practice Nurse–managed psychiatric and addictions practice in Sewell, New Jersey. Dr. Leahy has held numerous leadership positions with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Society of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses. An invited lecturer at local, regional, and national conferences, she is the psychopharmacology section editor for the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing & Mental Health Services.

Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Assessment to Treatment, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95  
Item # N1826  

Release Date: November 15, 2017

Expiration Date: November 30, 2020

With the high prevalence of trauma exposure within the United States, nurses are providing care to many trauma-exposed patients who are at risk of developing PTSD, and nurses may not have the comfort level or skills needed to assess and intervene appropriately. It is essential for registered nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, and certified nurse specialists to routinely assess for the presence of traumatic experiences, as well as possible PTSD symptoms, in all encounters with patients and families so that interventions and referrals to treatment can be provided.

This course provides an overview of PTSD for nurses working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses the history, incidence, etiology, and risk factors for PTSD, identifies diagnostic criteria across all age groups. Screening and assessment for PTSD are discussed as well as the disorder’s major clinical signs and symptoms. Special considerations for assessing and diagnosing PTSD for specific populations are presented and therapeutic approaches for treating and managing PTSD are discussed.

 

West Virginia RNs and LPNs – This course fulfills your requirement for 2-hours related to mental health conditions common to veterans.

CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (4 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the history, incidence, etiology, and risk factors for PTSD.
  • Identify diagnostic criteria across all age groups for PTSD.
  • Discuss screening and assessment for PTSD.
  • Identify the major clinical signs and symptoms of PTSD, including differential diagnosis related
    to PTSD.
  • Discuss special considerations for specific population groups when assessing and diagnosing PTSD.
  • Describe therapeutic approaches for treating and managing PTSD.
Author Bio(s)

 

Michelle Pardee, DNP, FNP-BC, is a family nurse practitioner (FNP) and clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Dr. Pardee is the program lead for the FNP program and coordinator of academic programs in the Department of Health Behavior & Biological Sciences. She received her doctor of nursing practice degree from Wayne State University, where her doctoral project was a policy analysis of Michigan’s maternal-infant health program. Dr. Pardee has more than 20 years of clinical experience as an FNP in adolescent health, providing care to underserved and at-risk youth, including runaway and homeless persons. In addition to her academic position, she currently provides health care at a grant-funded, school-linked health center. Dr. Pardee is a member of the Complex ACEs, Complex Aid (CASCAID) Nursing Study Group at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. Her work includes conducting research on adverse childhood experiences, developing assessments and interventions for youth with a high level of adverse childhood experiences, and increasing trauma-informed education across nursing curriculums.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

David C. Rozek, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and holds a primary appointment at the University of Utah in the Department of Psychiatry, with a secondary appointment at the National Center for Veterans Studies. Dr. Rozek received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame and completed his residency at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His research and clinical expertise are in understanding and treating stress-related disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicide. Dr. Rozek regularly provides training to clinicians and medical professionals on cognitive- and behavioral-based treatments for these disorders and is an active researcher focusing on how to best improve clinical care.

ADHD in Adults

Price: $21.95 
Item # N1919  

Release Date: April 5, 2018

Expiration Date: March 31, 2021

ADHD is no longer seen as a childhood disorder, and it is likely that many adults affected by the ADHD are undiagnosed. It is for this reason that this course has been developed: to educate healthcare professionals and bring clarity and a deeper understanding to the research, diagnosis, and treatment of ADHD in adults. Additionally, the significance of workplace-related issues and ADHD are discussed.

 

This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, N1814 - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Throughout the Life Span: Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 3rd Edition.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the assessment and diagnosis of adult ADHD and the challenges adults with ADHD encounter related to work, relationships, parenting, and stress.
  • Describe the broad effects ADHD can have on career choices and ways in which healthcare professionals may be able to assist the individual with ADHD in choosing suitable career paths and workplace contexts.
Author Bio(s)

Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF, is a tenured Professor, Doctoral Nursing Department and has a secondary appointment as a Professor in the Health Systems and Science Research Department at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Eleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University. She is a graduate of Widener University (BSN) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSN). She also earned a doctorate in higher education administration-leadership from Widener University and completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship (T32) at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation awarded Dr. Waite with the title of Macy’s Faculty Scholar. Her clinical scholarly work focuses on help-seeking behaviors and treatment engagement, with particular interest in depression, adult AD/HD, and trauma and adversity among diverse populations.

Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, is a certified counselor, a board certified life, career, and leadership coach, and an accomplished educational innovator. As the founder and principal of of Leahy Learning in Wynnewood, PA, her clinical work and research spans education, counseling, learning disabilities, coaching, mentoring, ADHD, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Ms. Leahy specializes in problem-solving and success strategies, focusing on the impact of learning processes on people throughout the life span: from childhood through professional career development. She is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University (BA) and Villanova University (MS). Ms. Leahy has worked as a clinical associate in the Adult AD/HD Treatment and Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014, she was recognized by the The Wall Street Journal as a “Woman of Note” and provides consultation and training to schools, universities, and corporations on a variety of topics. Ms. Leahy has presented to international audiences and enjoys writing about issues pertaining to the mind and learning.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Patricia O. Quinn, MD, is a developmental pediatrician in the Washington, D.C. area. A graduate of the Georgetown University Medical School, she specializes in child development and psychopharmacology. Dr. Quinn has worked for over 30 years in the areas of ADD (ADHD) and learning disabilities. She gives workshops nationwide and has appeared on several network television shows discussing the issue of girls and women with ADD along with author several books on the topic ADHD. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her outstanding service to the field of ADHD.

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