Bradley HospitalPine Room
1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Riverside, RI 02915
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1 - 1:45 p.m.
A qualitative and quantitative perspective: Advanced practice psychiatric nurses on an adolescent inpatient unit increase patient and staff safety by reducing restraint and seclusion use and decreasing acute episodic agitation among its population through the collaborative delivery of psycho education delivered in a specialized on-unit format.
This presentation will be a review of a research project looking at the impact of nursing psycho education groups on patient and staff safety in an inpatient psychiatric facility. Emphasis will be placed on the role of advanced practice nurses in the creation and delivery of these groups as well as the design of the groups themselves. A qualitative perspective will be discussed regarding staff perceptions of safety on the unit and if the inclusion of such groups shifted nursing perceptions regarding safety.
This presentation will focus on nursing as it relates to a collaborative approach and team effort with nurses, physicians, psychologists and other clinicians.
Speaker: Kristin Lundtsen, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Manager, Adolescent Program, Bradley Hospital
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
The American Medical Association recently released
a statement defining obesity as a “disease.” The CDC reports that childhood obesity in the United States has doubled
in children and tripled in adolescents over the past 30 years. This presentation will offer recommendations
for screening and management of pediatric mental health patients with obesity
and other medical co-morbidities. There
is not a simple fix to this national crisis. However, by using multiple systems that promote prevention and
education, we may be able to start reversing the pediatric obesity trend.
Speaker: Jessica Olingy, MSN, CPNP-AC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Pediatrics, Bradley Hospital
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
The focus of this project was in understanding more about the relationship between increased levels of sound and an increase in aggressive behaviors that may lead to seclusion and restraint. Noise is an essential part of life however, when it becomes louder it can have an effect an individual’s sensory input. There are some individuals that become triggered by increased levels of sound. Through the use of a nursing-focused, multi-method design approach, which included the development of new strategies for staff awareness, changing the unit environment, and the addition of a noise cueing system the goal was to decrease sound to assist in reducing the aggressive episodes on the unit. The hypothesis is that by implementing the new strategies and decreasing agitation/aggression, the number of restraints and seclusions that occur on the unit will drop significantly. This presentation will give a brief overview of the project, well as, discuss the findings.
Speaker: Valerie Seney, LMHC, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Bradley
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
The presentation will be a historical view of the development of an eclectic nursing theory through present time. We will briefly discuss the importance of nursing theory as well as go into detail about the three nursing theorists whose models we used to design our own theory for Bradley Hospital. We will discuss the newly designed nursing theory, how it was developed, how it is being utilized currently, and the impact for psychiatric nursing.
This lecture will focus on nursing as it relates to a collaborative approach and team effort with nurses, physicians, psychologists and other clinicians.
Speakers: Valerie Seney, LMHC, MSN, RN and Kristin Lundtsen, MSN, BSN, RN-BC
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society through the joint sponsorship of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 continuing education credits for certified counselors, marriage and family therapists. This continuing nursing education activity is pending approval for 1.5 contact hours through the Rhode Island State Nurses Association (RISNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on accreditation. To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.