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Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills

Author(s): Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS, Associate Professor, SLEMCO/BORSF Professor in Nursing II, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
Kim A. Jakopac, RN, ASN, BSN, MSN, Nursing Instructor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • ISBN-13: 9781449613563
  • Paperback    544 pages      © 2012
Price: $88.95 US List
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Manual of Psychiatric Nursing Skills guides nursing students and practicing nurses towards enhancing fundamental psychiatric nursing skills competency in specific assessment and interventions for the selected psychiatric disorders. A nursing skill book in a manual format, this text is handy at the clinical site and encourages readers to translate their theoretical knowledge and psychiatric nursing skills into clinical practice. Topics include therapeutic communication techniques, assessment and interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and suicide attempts, and crisis management skills for psychiatric emergencies. Included in the appendices are essential insights into ego defense mechanisms, Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages, Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive Development.

Unit I  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice and Nursing Process
  Chapter 1  Basic Concepts for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice
Unit II  Therapeutic Communication and Building a Safe Environment
  Chapter 2  Therapeutic Use of Self
  Chapter 3  Modification of the Environment
  Chapter 4  Interview Techniques and the Biopsychosocial Nursing Assessment
  Chapter 5  Developing and Maintaining Therapeutic Relationships
  Chapter 6  Leading Psychoeducation Groups
  Chapter 7  Assessment and Interventions for the Client with Severe Anxiety
Unit III  Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Skills for Assessment and Interventions
  Chapter 8  Major Depression
  Chapter 9  Assessment of Suicidal Ideations, Gestures, and Attempts
  Chapter 10  Assessment of Bipolar Disorders: Acute Manic Phase
  Chapter 11  Assessment of Schizophrenia
  Chapter 12  Restriction to Locked Seclusion and Physical/Mechanical Restraints
  Chapter 13  Administration & monitoring of the following Psychotropic Medications: Antipsychotics
Unit IV  Crisis Intervention Skills
  Chapter 14  Psychiatric Emergencies
  Chapter 15  Domestic Violence and Abuse
  Chapter 16  Disasters
Appendix A  Ego Defense Mechanisms
Appendix B  Erickson’s Psychosocial Developmental Stages
Appendix C  Freud’s Stages of Psychosexual Development
Appendix D  Piaget’s Stages of Cognitive (Intellectual) Development
Appendix E  Interpersonal Process Recording Form
Appendix F  Stress Management/Self-Care Exercises
Appendix G  Glossary
Appendix H  Nursing Care Plan

Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS-Associate Professor, SLEMCO/BORSF Professor in Nursing II, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana

Sudha C. Patel, RN, BSN, MN, MA, DNS.

As an Associate Professor, currently involved in teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing in the Master’s program for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and generic nursing students in the BSN program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Also instructed accelerated option students for 5 years in psychiatric/mental health nursing education and have practiced since 1979 including in both Diploma and undergraduate nursing programs in the USA. Experience, in addition to being a faculty member, has been working with a wide range of clients with psychiatric disorders from children to the elderly as well as working with substance abuse and dual diagnosis clients. Also has a community health nursing specialty. Have done presentations both Podium and posters of research studies at several local, regional, and national conferences in the USA. Have presented internationally in Australia, Russia, and China. Publications to date include collaborative projects, textbooks chapters, and a textbook “Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Case Studies and Care Plans”. 
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Kim A. Jakopac, RN, ASN, BSN, MSN-Nursing Instructor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Kim A. Jakopac RN, ASN, BSN, MSN, PPCNP

Currently teaching psychiatric/mental health nursing in a BSN program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Specialty is psychiatric/mental health nursing and medical/psychiatric nursing. Over the past 17 years she has worked with a variety of clients ranging from children to the elderly. She has experience working with substance abuse clients, dual diagnosis clients and case management. She conducted psychiatric/mental health and substance abuse evaluations in an emergency room setting and have worked as a hospital supervisor. The last 6 years of her nursing career have been in education. Publications to date include the book “Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Case Studies and Care Plans”, research reviews (see CV) and completed a literature review for Dr. Sudah Patel and Dr. Ardith Sudduth on the healthy behaviors of freshman nursing students. She has been involved in research with Dr. Ardith Sudduth, Dr. Evelyn Wills, and Dr. Ina Koerner. She also had a podium presentation in Alexandria, LA. 
  • "...a fairly comprehensive resource for an introductory course to psychiatric nursing. It does an excellent job of linking theory to practice. I liked how many of the disorders were highlighted in separate chapters with specific interventions listed...and as an instructor appreciate the additional tools such as powerpoints, that are available." - Suzanne Marnocha, RN, MSN, Ph.D. CCRN, Undergraduate Program Director and Assistant Dean, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing

  • "Topics are well developed throughout the book. Valuable tools that illustrate the use of key concepts are included in the chapters as well as in the appendixes. Overall, this is a valuable adjunct to a main undergraduate textbook on psychiatric-mental health nursing as well as a concise, accurate reference for practicing psychiatric and nonpsychiatric nurses." - Elaine M. Scorza, MS, APRN, BC, Rush University College of Nursing, Doody's Review Service

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