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Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing

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The focus of this course is the provision of nursing care to the client with alteration in mental health. Watson's Theory of Human Caring will be used to apply critical thinking pathways to the individual with acute and chronic mental health problems. Students are required to successfully complete 45 clinical hours to pass the course.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Nursing Management of Patients With Substance Abuse

    • Explain treatment modalities and medical interventions for patients with a substance abuse diagnosis.
    • Differentiate between the side effects of medications that require nursing intervention from those that require medical intervention when treating substance abuse.
    • Describe the relationship between the biological system and mental functioning.
    • Recognize the common signs and symptoms that are associated with substance abuse.
    • Distinguish symptoms of a substance abuse diagnosis that require nursing intervention.
    • Determine the effectiveness of pharmacotherapeutic treatment on target symptoms of substance abuse.

    Nursing Management of Patients With Anxiety and Personality Disorders

    • Describe the relationship between the biological system and mental functioning.
    • Recognize the common signs and symptoms that are associated with anxiety and personality disorders.
    • Distinguish symptoms of an anxiety and personality disorder diagnosis that require nursing intervention.
    • Determine the effectiveness of pharmacotherapeutic treatment on target symptoms of anxiety and personality disorders.
    • Explain treatment modalities and medical interventions for patients with anxiety and personality disorders.
    • Differentiate between the side effects of medications that require nursing intervention from those that require medical intervention when treating anxiety and personality disorders.

    Fundamental Concepts in Mental Health Nursing

    • Describe how to apply the standards of nursing practice to mental health nursing.
    • Identify components of assessment unique to mental health nursing.
    • Demonstrate documentation skills in mental health nursing.

    Therapeutic Communication

    • Differentiate effective and ineffective communication techniques.

    Legal Aspects of Mental Health Nursing

    • Identify legal aspects of nursing practice unique to mental health nursing.

    Nursing Management of Patients With Eating Disorders

    • Determine the effectiveness of pharmacotherapeutic treatment on target symptoms of eating disorders.
    • Explain treatment modalities and medical interventions for patients with eating disorders.
    • Differentiate between the side effects of medications that require nursing intervention from those that require medical intervention when treating eating disorders.
    • Distinguish symptoms of an eating disorder diagnosis that require nursing intervention.
    • Describe the relationship between the biological system and mental functioning.
    • Recognize the common signs and symptoms that are associated with eating disorders.

    Nursing Management of Patients With Cognitive and Mood Disorders

    • Describe the relationship between the biological system and mental functioning.
    • Recognize the common signs and symptoms that are associated with cognitive and mood disorder diagnoses.
    • Distinguish symptoms of a cognitive and mood disorder diagnosis that require nursing intervention.
    • Explain treatment modalities and medical interventions for patients with cognitive and mood disorders.
    • Differentiate between the side effects of medications that require nursing intervention from those that require medical intervention when treating cognitive and mood disorders.
    • Determine the effectiveness of pharmacotherapeutic treatment on target symptoms of cognitive and mood disorders.

    Special Issues in Mental Health Nursing

    • Identify patients at risk for sexual, domestic, and community violence.

    Mental Health Diagnoses in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

    • Analyze the common signs and symptoms that are associated with mental illness diagnoses in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.
    • Determine appropriate interventions for common mental illness diagnoses in infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

    The Role of the Family in Mental Health Nursing

    • Explain how mental illness impacts the family as a system.
    • Differentiate between a normal grieving process and a pathological grieving process.

    Nursing Management of Patients With Schizophrenic Disorders

    • Explain treatment modalities and medical interventions for patients with a schizophrenia diagnosis.
    • Differentiate the antipsychotic medication side effects that require nursing intervention from those that require medical intervention.
    • Recognize the common signs and symptoms that are associated with a schizophrenia diagnosis.
    • Distinguish symptoms of a schizophrenia diagnosis that require nursing intervention.
    • Determine the effectiveness of pharmacotherapeutic treatment on target symptoms of a schizophrenia diagnosis.

    Suicide

    • Analyze the signs of symptoms that indicate suicidal ideation.
    • Determine appropriate interventions for clients experiencing suicidal ideation.
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