Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading Articles in This Issue


2.25 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at To obtain contact hours you must:

  1. Read the following articles, carefully noting any tables and other illustrative materials that are included to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the content. Be sure to keep track of the amount of time (number of minutes) you spend reading the article and completing the quiz.

    • Psychiatric Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder Experiencing Deliberate Self-Harm

      Judith L. Hauck, DNP, PMHCNS-BC; Barbara E. Harrison, PhD, FNP, BC; and Anthony L. Montecalvo, MD,on pages 20–29.

    • A Safe Electric Medical Bed for an Acute Inpatient Behavioral Health Care Setting

      John J. Wagner, MA, RN; and Todd N. Ingram, MA, RN,on pages 31–34.

    • Suicide in Hospitalized Medical-Surgical Patients: Exploring Nurses’ Attitudes

      Kathleen Neville, PhD, RN; and Nora M. Roan, DNP, RN, APN,on pages 35–43.

  2. Read and answer each question on the quiz on page 44. After completing all of the questions, compare your answers to those provided within this issue. If you have incorrect answers, return to the article for further study.

  3. Go to the Villanova website listed above to register for contact hour credit. You will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and a VISA, MasterCard, or Discover card number for payment of the $20.00 fee. Once you complete the online evaluation, a certificate will be automatically generated.

This activity is valid for continuing education credit until December 31, 2014.

Contact Hours

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Villanova University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Activity Objectives

  1. Identify attitudes of psychiatric nurses toward patients with borderline personality disorder experiencing deliberate self-harm.

  2. Describe the process of developing a safe electric bed for a traditional acute adult behavioral health inpatient unit.

  3. Describe nurses’ attitudes toward suicide in hospitalized medical-surgical patients.

  4. List factors influencing the identification and management of suicide risk.

Disclosure Statements

Neither the planners nor the authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose.


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