Residents of long-term care increasingly have a diagnosis of dementia and/or chronic psychiatric conditions. Providers are seeing an increase in psychiatric emergencies including verbal and physical aggression, sexual aggression, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and noncompliance with medications, safety protocols, and smoking policies. This session addresses the risk factors for each of these emergent situations, management of the acute episode, and strategies for prevention. Case studies are used to illustrate best practices and pharmacological interventions are addressed where applicable.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/2/2023.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Conference Planning Committee Disclosures: No planning committee member discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Abstract Reviewers: Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN discloses that she serves as an NPACE consultant on cardiology topics for primary care. No other abstract reviewer discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No speaker discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared. Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to identify risk factors for psychiatric emergencies and the treatment and management of common scenarios.