Caring for the Mentally Ill Outside of the Psychiatric Setting
Course Expiration Date: 5/31/19
If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40 payable through PayPal when you enroll.
Course Description: This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals become more confident caring for patients with psychiatric illnesses outside the psychiatric setting.
Instructor: Kathleen Fitzsimmons RN, MEd, PhD
Target Audience: RN's, Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists and any other interested Healthcare Professional
Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
- identify behaviors, psychiatric symptoms, and other challenges presented by medical-surgical patients.
- identify physical illnesses associated with psychological, emotional, and behavioral symptoms in patients.
- identify the 4 primary nurse competencies needed to effectively care for patients having a mental health crisis.
- create a basic tool box of evidenced-based strategies that nurses can use to identify and manage patients with behavioral health problems.
Length of Course: 90 minutes
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 contact hour.
Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.
AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.15 CEUs ( 1.5 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.