Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to describe psychiatric-mental health needs that impact patient care provided by the medical-surgical nurse.

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Lessons

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, affecting over 47,000 people in 2017. The rise in suicide deaths and suicide attempts is a significant health concern that requires the medical-surgical nurse to understand the phenomenon of suicide, assess for precursors to suicidal behavior, and intervene appropriately to prevent suicide.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description

Unit 1: Recognize

Unit 2: Circumstances, Culture, and Conditions

Unit 3: Nursing Assessment

Unit 4: Therapeutic Communication

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Evaluation

This module focuses on how you as a medical-surgical nurse can make a difference in prevention, detection, treatment, and referral of patients with substance use disorders. This includes recognizing the signs of opioid, benzodiazepine, novel psychoactive substance, and alcohol misuse as well as responding appropriately with your nursing interventions.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description

Unit 1: Opioids

Unit 2: Benzodiazepines

Unit 3: Commonly Misused Drugs

Unit 4: Alcohol

Knowledge Check Questions

Evaluation

Psychosis is a condition involving disordered thinking, delusions, and hallucinations. It can be experienced by individuals with medical problems, or by patients with a psychiatric diagnosis (especially schizophrenia).

In this module, you will learn to recognize the components and manifestations of psychosis, signs and symptoms of bipolar disorders, common depressive disorders and dissociative disorders and identify the appropriate nursing interventions for each.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description

Unit 1: Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Unit 2: Anxiety Disorders

Unit 3: Bipolar Disorders

Unit 4: Depressive Disorders

Unit 5: Dissociative Disorders

Knowledge Check Questions

Evaluation

Of all psychiatric mental health diagnoses, personality disorders are the most complex and challenging to treat. All personality disorders are characterized by self-identity or self-direction challenges, and emotional dysregulation, which culminates in relationship problems. This module will review assessment implications and nursing interventions for patients with borderline, narcissistic, histrionic, paranoid and antisocial personality disorders.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description

Unit 1: Introduction to Personality Disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder

Unit 2: Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Unit 3: Histrionic Personality Disorder

Unit 4: Paranoid Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder

Knowledge Check Questions

Evaluation

Violence in the healthcare setting is increasing and a percentage of nurses report being assaulted by patients or their family members. This module will enable you to identify behaviors, tools and signs that can indicate a patient’s increasing risk for aggression so that appropriate nursing interventions can be employed.

Activities Included:

Lesson Description

Unit 1: De-escalation of Situations Unit 1: Introduction and Risks

Unit 2: De-escalation of Situations Unit 2: Nurse Safety, De-Escalation Intervention

Knowledge Check Questions

Evaluation

You have 60 minutes to complete the 50-question assessment and a time clock will appear at the top once you begin. If you answer 36 of the 50 questions correctly, you have passed the assessment and will earn a digital badge. If you are unsuccessful, you may retake the assessment 14 days later.

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