How to Obtain Contact Hours by Reading This Issue
2.8 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 https://villanova.gosignmeup.com/dev_students.asp?action=browse&main=Nursing+Journals&misc=564. To obtain contact hours you must:
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.
- Matching Clients to Group Therapies Based on Psychological ReadinessPamela R. Fuller, PhD, on pages 22–27.
- Prevention Strategies to Reduce Falls in Psychiatric SettingsYasser Al-Khatib, MSN, RN; Paul Arnold, RN, BC; Lois Brautigam, RN, BC; Letty Chan-Domingo, MSN, CRNP, CEN; Barbara Gennello, BSN, RN; Edgardo Jaminola, MA, RN-BC; Kate Meehan, BSN, RN; John Modrzynski, BSN, RN, MPA; Carolyn K. Nicolardi, MHA, RN; L.J. Rasi, MSW, LSW; and David Stockton, BSN, RN, on pages 28–34.
- Advanced Practice Nurse Psychiatric Bridging InterventionLaurie Schaumberg, APNP, DNP; Suzanne M. Narayan, PhD, RN; and Tracy Wright, PhD, RN, CNE, on pages 36–43.
Read and answer each question on the quiz. 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.
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 April 30, 2015.
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.
Describe the key factors in using the Surviving, Existing, or Living model for psychological readiness to better match clients to group therapies.
Explain prevention strategies used to reduce falls in a psychiatric setting.
Review the findings of a pilot evaluation of the Advanced Practice Nurse Psychiatric Bridging Intervention to increase attendance at initial psychiatric evaluations for patients with depression.
Neither the planners nor the authors have any conflicts of interest to disclose.