After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:

1. Discuss care of psychiatric patients on medical units by increasing medical staff  specific psych education

2. Identify environmental hazards for psychiatric patients specifically found on the medical floors

3. Identify the most common psychiatric scenarios and types of patients seen on medical units

4. Discuss communication of specific interventions that can effectively increase rapport, communication, and ultimately, care of psych patients on medical units


John Barrett, MSN, RN, PMH-BC
Behavioral Resource Nurse
Baystate Medical Center

Amanda Rilla, M.Ed., LMHC
Behavioral Resource Clinician
Baystate Medical Center

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.                                                                              

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour(s).  Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Session date: 
12/07/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut St
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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