Navigation Links
American Psychiatric Nurses Association Honors Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses for Delivering Quality & Innovative Care for National Nurses Week and Mental Health Month
Date:5/8/2013

Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013

Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicate every week to saving lives, providing high-quality patient care, and finding innovative solutions to improve patients’ health. National Nurses Week, May 6-12, which falls during Mental Health Awareness Month, affords the opportunity to recognize psychiatric mental health RNs for their contributions.

America’s 3.1 million nurses, representing the largest health care profession, practice in a wide variety of settings, from hospitals and long-term care facilities to free-standing clinics and schools. Nurses are expert clinicians as well as educators, researchers, consultants, legislative advocates, and business leaders. These nursing roles are critical to initiatives to broaden access to health care, improve patient outcomes, and emphasize prevention and wellness.

Nurses have a significant impact on the health of entire communities, and are working to transform the U.S. health care system to improve quality and increase effectiveness. As roughly 30 million uninsured or under-insured Americans gain greater access to health care under the Affordable Care Act, the demand for nursing services will increase dramatically. Psychiatric mental health nurses work across settings to promote wellness and insure quality care for persons with mental health problems. According to the most recent data from HRSA (2008), there are about 134,000 nurses working in a variety of mental health settings across the country. In addition, as attention to mental health is an essential part of care that addresses the whole person, many psychiatric mental health RNs work in settings that integrate mental health with other health services.

Recognizing that mental illness does not define the identity of an individual, psychiatric mental health nurses are leading the way in implementing recovery-based practices to advance mental health and improve outcomes of care. The psychiatric nursing care model generates strategies that promote resiliency and strengthen mental health, and that prevent or minimize the impact of mental health and substance use conditions. Such effective, evidence-based mental health nursing care leads to improved general health and a healthier society.

“It seems to me that this year’s National Nurses week theme, Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care, dovetails nicely with the Mental Health Month theme, Pathways to Wellness,” says APNA President Beth Phoenix, PhD, RN, CNS. “Psychiatric mental health nurses work across settings to provide innovative pathways to wellness and insure quality care for persons with mental health problems. Creative thinking and innovation are paramount in our work, as is providing quality care that addresses the whole person.”

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is honoring National Nurses Week and Mental Health Awareness Month with two free continuing nursing education sessions: 1) a continuing education session for members and nonmembers during Nurses Week, Future of Nursing: A Campaign for Action; 2) a continuing education session for APNA members during the month of May, Social Stigma: The Conundrum of Mental Health Care. Each session offers nurses the opportunity to earn up to 0.75 contact hours.

###
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is a national professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. APNA’s membership is inclusive of all psychiatric mental health registered nurses including associate degree, baccalaureate, advanced practice (comprised of clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners), and nurse scientists and academicians (PhD). APNA serves as a resource for psychiatric mental health nurses to engage in networking, education, and the dissemination of research.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/NursesWeek/prweb10711514.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Clinical news alert from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
2. American College of Cardiology cites new USF Simulation Center for Training Excellence
3. Presidential keynote address and new research highlights from the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology meeting
4. Young Americans Need to Cut Calorie Intake: Study
5. Hutchinson Center president elected to American Academy of Art and Sciences
6. Can weight loss help African-American breast cancer survivors?
7. Americans Support Medicare Reform, But Not on Their Dime: Poll
8. One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
9. Equal access to care helps close survival gap for young African-American cancer patients
10. Systemic sclerosis complications more severe in African Americans than Caucasians
11. 53 million Americans might have diabetes by 2025, according to a new study in Population Health Management
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... ProVest Insurance Group, a family managed ... Raleigh regions, is organizing an extended charity drive to benefit the family of ... , After struggling since birth with several health challenges, T.J. was later diagnosed ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of ... scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if ... the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE MKT: BPMX) ... developed an innovative way to use nonlinear optical imaging ... of new drugs. ... Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX and the ... School used a suite of imaging techniques in what ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in ... medical-grade battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative ... into a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, ... Design ... Solution ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development ... aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the ... arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated and ... feedback on efficacy of the compression for a more ... a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: