APA 5 sources Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. Scope and Standards of Practice. Review the Scope and Standards of Practice from APNA (American Psychiatric Nurses Association). If you are an APNA member you can access the book free of charge. The link in this section will link you to the book but you will have to log in. It is a good idea to join APNA. You can also buy a print copy if you desire; it is inexpensive. The book is not a required reading. I have provided the standards here. The standards are taken directly from APNA Scope and Standards of Practice 2ndedition (2014). Assignment for this module: Take each Standard and give several examples of how you will follow these standards in your practice. Please, only list just a few bullet points to address each standard. Ex: Standard 1: Assessment—what screening tools will you use? Will you meet with the pt and family together or separate or both? How much time will you allow for a new patient eval? As a NP will need to know your scope of practice. You cannot rely on someone else to know your scope. Standard 1: Assessment •Collect and synthesize comprehensive health data that are pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s health and/or situation. Standard 2: Diagnosis •Develop standard psychiatric and substance use diagnoses Standard 3: Outcomes Identification •Identify expected outcomes and the healthcare consumer’s goals for a plan individualized to the healthcare consumer or to the situation. Standard 4: Planning •Develop a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to assist the healthcare consumer in attainment of expected outcomes. Standard 5: Implementation •Implement the identified plan •Coordinate care delivery •Employ strategies to promote health and a safe environment •Provide consultation to influence the identified plan, enhance the abilities of other clinicians to provide services for the healthcare consumers, and effect change. •Use prescriptive authority, procedures, referrals, treatments and therapies in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. •Incorporate knowledge of pharmacological, biological, and complementary interventions with applied clinical skills to restore the healthcare consumer’s health and prevent further disability •Provide structures and maintains a safe, therapeutic, recovery-oriented environment in collaboration with healthcare consumers, families and other healthcare clinicians. •Use the therapeutic relationship and counseling interventions to assist healthcare consumers in their individual recovery journeys by improving and regaining their previous coping abilities, fostering mental health, and preventing mental disorder and disability •Conducts individual, couples, group, and family psychotherapy using evidence based psychotherapeutic frameworks and the nurse-client therapeutic relationship Standard 6: Evaluation •Evaluate progress toward attainment of expected outcomes Standard 7: Ethics •Integrate ethical provisions in all areas of practice Standard 8: Education •Attain knowledge and competence that reflect current nursing practice. Standard 9: Evidence-Based Practice and Research •Integrate evidence and research findings into practice Standard 10: Quality of Practice •Systematically enhance the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice Standard 11: Communication •Communicate effectively in a variety of formats in all areas of practice. Standard 12: Leadership •Provide leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession Standard 13: Collaboration •Collaborate with the healthcare consumer, family, interprofessional health team and others in the conduct of nursing practice Standard 14: Professional Practice Evaluation •Evaluate one’s own practice in relation to the professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations Standard 15: Resource Utilization •Consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing services Standard 16: Environment Health •Practice in an environmentally safe and healthy manner
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