- Valerie Vestal
- 5 Hours 43 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- May 13, 2020
In today’s healthcare environment, professionals are challenged to do more with less. Reduced staffing and (at times, the seemingly unrealistic) increased demands from patients, family members and other visitors can all contribute to burnout. Adding to the complicating factors, you are continually expected to achieve optimal patient outcomes, ensure safety and quality goals, and strive for even higher levels on satisfaction scores.
In this recording, expert clinician, Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC, will provide you with practical tips and tools that you can use immediately when faced with challenging patient and family behaviors. This program includes practical strategies to help you cope with difficult situations like aggression, dementia, and attention-seeking behaviors while maintaining patient and staff safety. The program will be filled with opportunities to apply many of these strategies through real patient situations, case studies and recorded interactive discussions. Don’t miss this chance to learn techniques you can implement successfully with your most difficult patients.
|Manual – Managing Challenging Patient Behaviors (2.4 MB)||54 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Lowering Risk for Dangerousness in Patient Encounters
- Priority is Safety
- Understanding Risk for Dangerousness
- Mechanisms for Coping
- Strategies to Deal with the Angry Patient
- Treatment Focused
- Do No Harm
- Clear Boundaries
Evaluating the Patient
- Ask the Right Questions
- Understand Patient’s Motivation
- Motivational Interviewing: Asking, Listen, Inform
- Engage Patients in Focused Communication
- Listen with Empathy
- Empower the Patient
Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills
- What Type of Communicator Are You?
- Reciprocal Communication Strategies
- Clinician Self-Care
Engage Patients in Focused Communication
- Understand Patient’s Level of Communication
- Support the Patient’s Goal
- Multi-Disciplinary Intervention
Treatment Team Concept
- Navigating Difficult Dynamics
- Mediation & Leadership Roles
- Engage Families Constructively
Understanding Challenging Symptoms
- The Mentally Ill Patient
- Know Your Limits
- Understand Chronic & Severe Mental Illness
Severe Mental Illness
- Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorders
- Substance-Induced Psychosis
- Bipolar Disorder
- Major Depression
- Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Antisocial Personality Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
Disorders with Unique Risk
- Developmental Disabilities
- Substance Abuse
- Special Considerations for Violent Patients
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
- Suicidal Ideation & Risk
Platinum Performance by Valerie
Valerie R. Vestal, MSN, PMHNP-BC., is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has worked both in a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and in an outpatient private practice. In the PHP program, she has been responsible to identify patients at high risk for aggression and those who have histories of repeated violent behavior. Valerie is skilled at managing crisis intervention, minimizing physical and psychological harm for staff and patients.
Additionally, she serves in the United States Navy Reserve and was deployed to the Warrior Transition Program. Valerie was responsible to ease the reintegration process for sailors and families. She also continues to provide health assessments and psychological evaluations for military members.
Valerie is a highly sought-after speaker, typically focusing on challenging patient behaviors. She has shared her expertise with multidisciplinary audiences throughout the country and a sea on a cruise ship.
Financial: Valerie Vestal is the director and founder of Platinum Performance by Valerie. She has an employment relationship with Moodtreatment Center. Ms. Vestal receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Valerie Vestal has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.