Join us for an evening of colleagueship, networking, education, job opportunities, Legislative updates and a great dinner. The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses
This week, U.S. Senators Markey and Paul were joined by bipartisan group of Senators, as well as sponsors in the House of Representatives, to introduce legislation that would expand treatment for heroin
Sharon Reynolds, MAAPPN Board member, recently checked with DPH and the Fact Sheet that came out in January was not accurate in that all APRNS
MAAPPN, through its ties with the Mental Health Coalition will be monitoring the activities of the Task Force on Behavioral Health Data Policies
Dr. Monica Bharel, the chief medical officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, will take over for Cheryl Bartlett as commissioner of the Department of Public Health, overseeing a broad array of programs, including the implementation of medical marijuana.
Deborah S. Allwes, BS, BSN, RN, MPH, Director of Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has provided the following update for all Massachusetts Prescribers that describes update on the program, delegates, educational webinar offering and how to log in to the site as well as FAQ
Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses working in private practice or in health care facilities will welcome the DOI Bulletin that requires that private insurance companies make their medical necessity criteria findable
The Connecticut state Senate voted 25 to 11 Wednesday night to allow nurse practitioners to practice independent of physicians, a controversial concept that has gained traction amid growing concerns about the availability of primary care providers in the state.
Please join us for our final 2014 Member Meeting to be held on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at Seasons 52, Burlington, MA. Our last meeting at this venue proved to be a terrific setting for a wonderful meal, discussion of issues, networking and planning the MAAPPN initiatives for 2015-2016 legislative year. 2 CEU’s are offered that will count towards the non-ANCC approved CEU requirements.
It is hard to escape the stories about ebola today. As the country and individual states scramble to form public health policy, media reports of health care worker exposures are emerging daily. The latest, a nurse in Texas, triggers the question “Just how contagious is this?” and now a possible exposure in Braintree, MA. As psychiatric nurses working in health care facilities and seeing multicultural clients in a multicultural city, these are important times to get educated about actual risks and preventative practices.
Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly.
Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles to a productive public dialogue about mental health; indeed, the problem seems to be largely one of communication. So we asked seven mental health experts: How should we talk about mental health? How can informed and sensitive people do it right – and how can the media do it responsibly?
MeHI is the designated state agency for: Coordinating health care innovation, technology and competitiveness ; Accelerating the adoption of health information technologies; Promoting health IT to improve the safety, quality and efficiency of health care in Massachusetts and for Advancing the dissemination of electronic health records systems in all health care provider settings. This slide presentation is about the Massachusetts Provider Directory and how it is used to name, institutional address, email, specialty, obtain consent and send records.
Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses are trained in nursing theory that informs our practice. This text book (inits entirety) offers the perspective that nursing theory is eventually connected with nursing practice. Great resource for those mid-career Psychiatric CNSs and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners who want to compare clinical and practical knowledge with how it was originally predicted by the nurses who wrote theoretically about what we do to guide our thought and actions as nurses.