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Can anyone refer me to a nurse psychotherapist in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh?  I am in Virginia and a friend in PGH is looking for a therapist....of course I always recommend a nurse! (I'm not part of this chapter so I think you may have to email me a response???) Thanks Janet merrittj@cua.ed
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Hi APNA, I would love to hear anyone's insight about footwear and falls. On the table right now for our Unit Council, the Nurse Manager has asked us to consider allowing flip-flops to our Child & Adolescent Unit as well as the Crisis Unit. The main reason staff are considering flip flops is that these patients are usually ambulatory, or often only own flip-flops (for example, the homeless). I have done some research, but have found very little. I am specifically wondering about flip-flops for agile youth and adults. In your practice have falls in flip flops occurred within this age range?  Thank you in advance for your input! Amber Manley Palmetto Health Baptist ...
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What do you need to know about telepsychiatry? We asked Joy Lauerer, DNP, PMHCNS-BC RN, who will present at the APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute in June, a few questions relevant to her area of expertise: Telemedicine. Joy is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing and last year’s recipient of the APNA Award for Excellence in Education. She will present “Telepsychiatry: Connecting and Prescribing from a Distance” on Friday, June 9th. Why is this topic important?  Telepsychiatry is a validated and effective practice that increases access to evidence-based behavioral health care.  ...
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BERT Teams

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Hello, Do any of you use BERT Teams (Behavioral Emergency Response Teams) that would be willing to share your policy? We are trying to start one where I work. Thank you, Mary mrober14@fairview.org
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Hello, Do any of you allow your patients to use cell phones on the unit? If so do you have a protocol? And, what type of inspiring groups do you provide to your patients? Thanks, Mary
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2137: Nursing Faculty-Graduate Professor (Registered Nurse) (Direct Hire) A well-known College of Nursing, a part of a growing University system is seeking full time Nursing Faculty to teach in their graduate program at the Masters and DNP program level.  The Nursing Professor will teach the clinical track beginning in the Fall of 2017.  The College of Nursing campus is located in a beautiful setting in the Mid-West and has a strong emphasis on community service and local and national partnerships. This is a full-time 12-month clinical teaching track position with expectations for teaching, scholarship, practice and service. ...
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Hello-I am currently in a PMHNP program at Drexel University and am seeking a preceptor for fall quarter in 'specialty populations' which can include VA, violent offenders, acute BMU or dual diagnosis.  If you or anyone you know would be interested/available please let me know-I will gladly send my resume and references as needed.--Danielle
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PHMNP Need in Sacamento

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Sutter Center for Psychiatry is in dire need of a FT PMHNP in Sacrmento, California.  W-2 Position with benefits, outpatient M-F hours.  Call Matt F. @ 972-729-2587 or email at mafreder@maxhealth.com.
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I was wondering if anyone has any reading suggestions on the use of CPAPS and oxygen on in-patient psych units and the propensity of this o morph into the use of IV therapy.  I was just curious about this information.
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My position is posted: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466731500 mary
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How one psychiatric-mental health nurse is transforming the definition of health to one that recognizes mental health as foundational for all health in her community.  “Law enforcement officers are frequently first responders to field encounters with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. They want more education on how to effectively communicate and interact with these individuals affected by mental illness,” says Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH. In 2010, Loucks’ local police department in Orange, California asked her to develop a training for their officers to help them interact with persons experiencing a psychiatric-mental health crisis. ...
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Hello, Everyone, The Tobacco Dependence Group of the Addictions Council wants to share Smoking Cessation Information/Resources to encourage psychiatric nurses to help their patients and others become successful quitters. The Information/Resource for April 2017 is from the CDC webpages, and specifically addresses smoking among persons with a mental health disorder. The information/resources can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/disparities/mental-illness-substance-use/index.htm In addition to the resource above, the CDC also has another page (Cessation Tips for Mental Health Campaign) with excellent resources (e.g. a Pocket Guide for Cessation Interventions ...
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Good afternoon, My name is Robert Carrozza, and I am a FNP enrolled in a PMHNP program and I am seeking clinical placement sites for the fall of 2017 in the Philadelphia PA area. I have many years of psychiatric nursing experience with adults and adolescents, and have worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for several Philadelphia area colleges. I am required to do at least 20 hours of cliical per week. I can be reached at Carrozzab57@aol.com. I will gladly come to your site for an interview and will furnish resume and references. Thank you Robert P. Carrozza RN MSN CRNP
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My name is Mark Erwin Lopez, currently working at Parkland hospital as a nurse practitioner in the Psychiatric Emergency Department. As part of our healthcare policy class in my DNP class, one of our objectives is to analyze the role of nurses as political participants in health care planning and influence on world health policy. Another objective is to develop advocacy skills for representing in the community and advanced nursing practices as it relates to social justice, equity, and ethical policies in health care. I am requesting if I can spend some time with any policy representative from this group, regarding a specific health care policy that has ...
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Hello! I am psychiatric nurse on an acute inpatient men's unit here in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am currently in school at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and will (hopefully!) graduate as a PMHNP his December. I have been blessed to make many wonderful connections in the mental health community here, but unfortunately I will be relocating to Cocoa Beach, Florida immediately following my graduation. Are any of you familiar with job opportunities that may be available to a new graduate NP in that area? I am unfamiliar with the resources, hospitals, residential centers, community programs, etc there. Any information on where to start looking/making connections ...
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Good Day I am an RN of 20+ years working on my DNP/NP at MUSC in Charleston. I am Atlanta based and experience in brain and spinal cord injuries and chronic pain. I am started ACM I this May and in need of a clinical site and preceptor either psychiatrist or NP-PMH, or CNS-PMH. I did have a great site in Atlanta with a great outpatient clinic but no PMH NP or Psychiatrist on staff so it will not work out. I need 180 hours for the Summer session and will have ACM II and II and then Residency for anyone that has a need. I do speak Spanish and Italian and have worked with a large Spanish speaking population for the last 15 years. I would be happy to provide ...
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Thirty-two nurse facilitators are now authorized to provide a training for preventing the 10th leading cause of death in the US: suicide. The APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention is so vital to both the development of our nurses and the care of those we serve, says Tina Aown, MSN, RN-BC, CNML. Through reinforcing the standard of practice and raising the standard of care, this training will save lives. Aown is one of the 32 facilitators, or instructors, who will be delivering this training to their colleagues, institutions, and communities. The APNA Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention provides a framework for translating the ...
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Hello! I am in my 5th semester of the PMHNP program at the University of South Alabama. I live in Jacksonville, Florida and am seeking a preceptor for either of my last 2 semesters. I graduate in December of this year. I've been an RN for 14 years and have specialized in mental health for 7 years. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Lisa lafraze81@gmail.com
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I am seeking information agitation assessment rating scales that are used in behavioral health settings. Please provide any recommendations on agitation scales that are used in clinical settings. Thanks, Bobby Prince BSN, ANM UAB Hospital Birmingham
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Hi all I live in Neillsville Wi and I am looking for a preceptor has to be psychiatric NP for my clinical in fall of 2017 any ideas please let me know
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