Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services: May 2015

3.70 CNE
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Table of Contents

Therapeutic Doll Play in the Treatment of a Severely Impaired Psychiatric Inpatient: Dramatic Clinical Improvements With a Nontraditional Nursing Intervention

Shira Birnbaum, PhD, RN; Hilary Hanchuk, MD; and Marjorie Nelson, RN, MSN

After the Parade: Military Nurses’ Reintegration Experiences from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Mary Ellen Doherty, PhD, RN, CNM; and Elizabeth Scannell-Desch, PhD, RN, OCNS

Synthetic Cannabinoids: The Dangers of Spicing It Up

Deborah A. Salani, DNP, ARNP, CPON, BC-NE; and Martin M. Zdanowicz, PhD, MA, MEd

Sponsorship Statement: This CNE activity is jointly sponsored by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Support Statement: There is no commercial support for this activity.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the results of a nursing intervention using non-directive doll play in a psychiatric setting with a patient whose symptoms were refractory to conventional treatment.

2. Name three themes identified by nurses from deployment to reintegration.

3. Describe two strategies that can be used to guide nurse Veterans through the reintegration process.

4. Review the pharmacology of synthetic cannabinoids.

5. Explore the physiological effects, epidemiological implications, and legal/regulatory aspects of the use of Spice or similar synthetic cannabinoids on nursing practice.

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

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

Credit designation: 3.7 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.  

Release date:  May 1, 2015. Expiration Date:  April 30, 2018.

How to participate:  Read the articles in the activity, 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 articles and completing the quiz. 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. Once you complete the online evaluation, a certificate will be automatically generated.

Target audience:  This CNE activity is primarily targeted to psychiatric and mental health nurses.