Certification Review Includes

  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Medications Used in Psychiatric Nursing

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and anxiolytics / sedatives and sleep aids, and their application to patient care. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Describe a black box warning for antipsychotics
      Identify a first generation (FGA) and a second generation (SGA) antipsychotic
      Examine adverse effects from antipsychotics
      Identify adverse effects from antidepressants
      Describe adverse effects of some mood stabilizers
      Identify some indications for anxiolytics
    2. Contact Hours: 2
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Affective Mood Disorders

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about the following disorders and treatment strategies: Bipolar disorders, depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Define the three major affective disorders
      Discuss treatments and medications for affective disorders
      Explain the differences between bipolar, depression and anxiety disorders
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Personality Disorders and Substance Abuse

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about theories of personality, Personality Disorders Cluster, interventions and treatment of substance (alcohol and street drugs) misuse and abuse. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify common theories of personality
      Describe characteristics of cluster groups of personality disorders
      Discuss tips for working with people with personality disorders
      Describe differences between substance abuse and dependence
      Identify tips for intervening when patients are withdrawing from substances
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Psychotic Disorders

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about schizophrenia psychotic disorders and management. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      List the most common psychotic disorders
      Identify symptoms that differentiate psychotic disorders
      Describe the diagnosis and treatment of psychotic disorders
      Discuss some nursing interventions when working with persons with psychotic disorders
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Neurocognitive Disorders II

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about dementia, delirium, amnesia and other neurocognitive disorders and treatment strategies. Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
      Discuss the various types and severity of dementia
      List three medications for dementia
      Identify neurocognitive disorders from injury, substances, and disease
      Explore signs of delirium and amnesia
      Review interventions for behavioral management of persons with neurocognitive disorders
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Patient Education and Population Health

    1. The goal of this module is to provide the learner with an overview of patient education and population health with mental health patients. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Discuss principles of learning and developmental stages
      Identify at least two strategies to individualize teaching
      Describe health promotion strategies
      Discuss group programs and community resources
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Trauma and Stress Disorders

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about the diagnosis and treatment strategies for acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Define trauma
      Describe one difference between acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder
      Identify two treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder
      Identify two nursing interventions for patients with PTSD
      Discuss an intervention for families of patients with PTSD
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Assessing Mental Disorders

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about DSM-5™, Mental Status Elements, common Rating Scales, interviewing Tips and patient privacy. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Identify diagnostic elements in the DSM-5™
      List all the elements of the mental status assessment
      Describe three interview techniques
      Differentiate between similar symptoms to make a diagnosis
      Discuss nursing assessment implications
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Neurocognitive Disorders

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about brain anatomy and physiology, neurotransmitters and toxins affecting the brain. A review of the pathology and treatment strategies for seizures, brain tumors, head trauma, brain infections, endocrine and nutritional disorders affecting the brain will also be reviewed. On completion of this review, the learner will be able to:
      Identify functions of brain structures
      Explain the function of two neurotransmitters
      Identify three categories of epilepsy
      Describe care of patients with brain trauma
      Describe the impact of nutritional deficiencies on neurocognitive function
    2. Contact Hours: 1
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Psychiatric Legal Issues

    1. The goal of this module is to provide nurses with information about mental health laws, including refusal of treatment, seclusion and restraint, duty to warn, torts, medical records, consent for research and psychiatric Advance Directives. On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:
      Describe ethical principles in nursing practice
      Identify patients' rights concerning mental health
      Explore the impacts of mental health laws on psychiatric care
      Discuss legal terminology, including malpractice, negligence, duty to warn, statutes for reporting child and elder abuse
      Identify ethical dilemmas and resources in psychiatric nursing
    2. Contact Hours: 1

Accreditation Information

NURSES

In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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