Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Standards of Practice and Professional Performance Brandy Basey, LPN
Standard I: Assessment
The Psychiatric Mental Health RN collects health data that is pertinent to the patients health or situation. This information consists of objective/subjective information.
Standard II: Diagnosis
The Psychiatric Mental Health RN analyses the data obtained to determine a diagnosis or problem; including the level of risk.
Standard III: Outcomes Identification
The Psychiatric Mental Health RN analyses the data to determine if the patients are reaching their goals.
Standard IV: Planning
The Psychiatric Mental Health RN develops strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes.
Standard V: Implementation
The Psychiatric Mental Health RN implements the plan of care.
Standard 5A: Coordination of Care
The Psychiatric Mental Health RN coordinates care delivery.
Standard 5B: Health Promotion and Teaching
The Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse implements strategies to promote health and a safe environment.
Standard 5C: Milieu Therapy
The Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse structures, and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment in collaboration with patients, families, and health care clinicians.
Standard 5D: Pharmacological, Biological, and Integrative Therapies The Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse incorporates knowledge of pharmacological, biological, and complementary interventions with clinical skills to restore the patient's health and prevent further disability. Standard 6: Evaluation
The Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse evaluates progress towards attainment of expected goals. Standard 7: Quality of Practice
The Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Standard 8: Education
The Psychiatric Mental Health Registered Nurse attains knowledge and competency that reflect current nursing...
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