Psychiatric Nursing Essay

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Staff nurses on inpatient psychiatric units are at the forefront in providing direct patient care to some ill populations such as schizophrenics and its many complexities. Staff nurses carry out orders written by providers which often includes some of the most perplex psychotropic medications such as atypical Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs). As with most medications, there are often times adverse drug reactions (ADRs) may be present and these effects can be quite troublesome, diminish the quality of life, thus patient outcome. The decision to put patients on certain medications is often a risk versus benefit or based on harm reductions. Justification for this topic of interest is to improve staff knowledge regarding some of our most …show more content…
Consortium Library (n.d.) indicated PICOS is a mnemonic for Patient Population or Problem, Intervention (treatment/test), Comparison (group or treatment), Outcomes. Question: In psychiatric-mental health staff nurses, does continue professional development program (CDP) via live training and web-based access to references, compared to no continue educational training, improve staff knowledge regarding SGAs atypical metabolic side effects, in turn promote patient quality of care and optimal outcome?
Population of Interest: Psychiatric-mental health staff nurses
The intervention of Interest: Continuing professional development program (CDP) on second-generation antipsychotics metabolic side effects on the active web-based system.
Comparison of Interest: Compared to no continue educational access regarding second-generation atypical antipsychotics therapeutic effect and probable adverse effect such as metabolic side effects.
(O) Outcome of Interest: Improve staff knowledge regarding atypical second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) such as metabolic side effects, in turn, promote patient quality of care and optimal

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