Caring for the Psychiatric Patient in the Acute Care Setting

Clifton, New Jersey
Friday, October 17, 2008


Increasingly adult patients with psychiatric disorders present in the medical-surgical, intensive care, obstetrical, ambulatory, or perioperative services. This workshop will assist the nurse and healthcare provider to appropriately care for their behavioral health needs in the acute care setting.


Behavioral Objectives

At the completion of this program the participant will be able to:


1.      Discuss the diagnostic criteria of the DSM IV TR classification.

2.      Correlate psychotropic medications and disorders for which they are prescribed.

3.      Identify key side effects of select psychotropic medications.

4.      State the risk factors for suicide.

5.      Differentiate between the care of the patient in medical and behavioral health restraints.

6.      Utilize verbal techniques to de-escalate an aggressive/angry individual

7.      Outline the care considerations for the addicted patient

6.0 contact hours awarded for full attendance


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Please make all checks payable to:
    Epicare Associates, Inc.

    Please send payment to:
    Epicare Associates, Inc.
    585 Bloomfield Ave.
    Suite 5C
    West Caldwell, NJ 07006

    Visa & Mastercard also accepted

Epicare Associates, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by NJSNA, an accredited approver, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number P195 6/10-13.

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