For questions, please contact ARLENE KRUZEL via email at

After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1|Recognize environmental hazards for psychiatric patients specifically found on the medical surgical units. 
2|Identify the most common psychiatric scenarios and types of behavioral health patients seen on medical surgical units. 
3|Discuss interventions that can increase rapport, communication, and care of the psychiatric patients on medical surgical units. 


John Barrett, RN
Behavioral Resource Team
Baystate Medical Center 

Amanda Rilla, B.A., M.Ed, LMHC
Behavioral Resource Team
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: 
07/12/2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
United States
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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