Friday, April 07, 2006

New Class! An Evidence Based Approach to the Care of the Psychiatric Patient

Department of Clinical Education Presents:
An Evidence Based Approach to the
Care of the Psychiatric Patient
Course Description:
This 4-hour class will examine psychiatric patient care issues concerning mood disorders, schizophrenia and agitation. Through the use of interactive lecture and case studies, the participant will be introduced to evidence based treatment modalities that are applicable to care issues in BHS, the Emergency Department, and the Critical Care and Medical/Surgical Units. Class content is appropriate for healthcare providers, specifically those with RN, MFT or LCSW Certification and in Spiritual Care.
Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course, the participants should be able to:
Describe the presentation of patients in the depressed and manic phases of mood disorders.
Outline appropriate in hospital management for schizophrenic patients.
Evaluate treatment plans for patients with a history of aggressive behavior.

Himasiri DeSilva, MD
Vinayak Shanbhag, MD
Michael Wu, MD
Shelly Aguilar, RNC
Jeannine Loucks, RNC
Christine Pierce, RNC
Beth Winokur, RN, MSN, CEN
Linda Winston, MFT, CEAP

General Information:
May 3, 2006
(8:00 am-12:00 pm)
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California
Zoul Auditorium
$15 refundable registration fee for SJHS Staff. All others $40.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 00156. Four (4) Contact Hours will be given for this course. Administrator of the CE Program is Patti Aubé, RN, MSN. The California LVN Board will accept credits that have been approved by the California BRN.
This course has been approved by the California Board of Behavioral Examiners PCE Number 1276.

Registration For: Evidence Based Approach to Psychiatric Care – May 3, 2006
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Home Phone:____________________________
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All participants should make their checks payable to St. Joseph Hospital Department of Clinical Education, and mail them along with the above registration form to 1100 West Stewart Drive, Orange, California 92868. Refunds will be given if the request is received prior to the start of the course. No refunds will be given after the course has started. A refundable $15 registration is required for all St. Joseph Hospital, CHOC, and St. Joseph Health System employees. Refunds will be given upon completion of the class.

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