2011 Psychiatry Education Plan
The education plan is based on results of an RN staff survey on learning needs that Psychiatry nursing staff had completed in Sept 2010 as well as any mandatory training as required by regulatory agencies.
All RN’s and other staff are welcome to attend the ongoing offerings and psych educational series. Most offer continuing education credits for RN’s and Social Workers. For more information, please contact Karen Federspiel, RN, CNS via email at Karen.Federspiel@UHhospitals.org.
2011 ongoing educational offerings include:
Initial certification for CPI (Non-violent Crisis prevention) presented as needed (CPI approved classes that are focused for Psych and Protective service staff, as well as any staff member who indicates a desire for training, Class enrollments are held to 15 and includes practice take-down and defensive maneuvers – 8 CE’s are available for a fee)
Psychiatry Grand Rounds (1 CE) presented weekly, topics vary, relative to psychiatric practice.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (6.8 CE) presented as needed.
CPR initial certification and renewal presented as needed.
2011 Psych Educational Series – (1 CE), presented monthly, topics vary. The sessions are held the third Thursday from 3pm to 4pm at Richmond Medical Center, 3rd floor conference room and the fourth Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm at the Child/Adolescent Unit in Rainbow.
Schedule 01/2011 to 06/2011:
Jan: JC Behavioral Health Standards – Lori Locke
Feb: Adult unit: DNR status – Cynthia Griggins
Peds unit: Head to Toe assessment – Barb Vanco
Mar: Regulatory requirements – Mary Ann Hulme
Apr: Psychiatric Pathology – Resident
May: Psychiatric Pharmacology – Resident
Jun: Mental Health Assessment– Judy Carlin
Proposed Topics for July – Dec (schedule to be finalized April 2011)
1. Trauma Informed Care
2. Criteria for acute psych admission/process
3. Management of Drug and Alcohol withdrawal
4. ECT related topics
5. Suicide Assessment and Management
6. How to’s of Documentation
7. Presentation skills
8. Advancing your education
9. Malpractice cases
10. EBP (Evidence Based Practice)
11. Community Relations
Proposed Speakers (not all inclusive)
1. Unit Attendings
2. Psych residents
4. Miriam Plax
5. Karen Federspiel
6. Kathy Clegg
7. Julie Skarbinski
8. Kim Bixenstine
9. Gail Bromley, Mary Anthony or Bette Idemoto
10. Lucinda Cave
Other education sessions as opportunity and need arise. Notification of staff via email and unit postings.
Annual Competencies – on going (limited to RN’s within the Department of psychiatry)
1. Corporate Compliance (Patient rights, HIPPA and Grievance policy)
2. Infection Control
3. Safety Training (Fire, Patient and Staff Safety, Disaster)
4. Emergency Procedure review
5. Seclusion/Restraint Policy & Procedure review (Inpatient units)
6. Point of care testing (Glucometer, Inpatient units)
7. Cultural Competency (ARS)
8. Basic Life Support (BLS) - two year renewal, refresher on off years.
9. Crisis Prevention Institute Training (CPI) – every two years
10. Units at RMC will complete Yellow Brick Road if applicable.
11. CAPU will complete Merry Month of May if applicable.
The inpatient units at Richmond and the Child/Adolescent Unit at Rainbow are clinical sites used by a number of Nursing Schools. Current affiliations include (click on the school to be directed to their website):
The Department of Psychiatry also accepts advanced practice nurse preceptorships (NP and CNS) on an individual basis. To be considered for a APN preceptorship, contact Nancy Haas, RN, NEA-BC via email Nancy.Haas@UHhosptials.org.