Short Course in Mental Health Nursing for Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries | Module 2: Understanding the Different Mental Illnesses
Date: 28 – 30 September 2020
Time: 07:00 – 16:00
Venue: Baobab Room, Vista Clinic, 135 Gerhard Street, Centurion
CPD points: The content of this workshop is presented in line with SANC’s proposed CPD guidelines. Once SANC has ratified its CPD guidelines and opened applications, Vista Academy will apply to have all workshops and short courses accredited for CPD points.
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NB: Should delegates wish to attend only certain themes/days, they may contact us to make a special booking arrangement. A certificate will be received for each day attended.
In this module, certain psychiatric conditions will be discussed in terms of aetiology, signs and symptoms, as well as nursing care management
|THEME 1 (DAY 1)
Mood disorders, also called affective disorders, are pervasive alterations in emotions that are manifested by depression, mania, or both. They interfere with a person’s life, plaguing him or her with drastic and long-term sadness, agitation, or elation” (Videbeck 2011:281).
- Discuss the aetiology of mood disorders
- Apply the nurse care management of a MHCU with a mood disorder
- Discuss the use of electroconvulsive therapy for mood disorders referring to:
- Potential side effects
- Nursing care
- Identify populations at risk for suicide
- Apply the nursing care management of a suicidal MHCU
Clients suffering from anxiety disorders can demonstrate unusual behaviours such as panic without reason, unwarranted fear of objects or life conditions, uncontrollable repetitive actions, reexperiencing of traumatic events, or unexplicable or overwhelming worry.” (Videbeck 2011:226).
- Describe anxiety as a response to stress
- Discuss the aetiology of anxiety disorders
- Name the classification of anxiety disorders
- Discuss the nursing care management of a MHCU with an anxiety disorder
|THEME 2 (DAY 2)
“The syndrome of symptoms associated with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders reveals alterations in content and organization of thoughts, perception of sensory input, affect or emotional tone, sense of identity, volition, psychomotor behaviour, and ability to establish satisfactory interpersonal relationships” (Townsend 2015:107).
- Discuss the aetiology of psychotic disorders
- Discuss the symptoms of schizophrenia
- Discuss the nursing management of the MHCU with a psychotic disorder
|THEME 3 (DAY 3)
“Cognitive disorders involve impairment of cognition, but they vary with respect to cause, treatment, prognosis, and effect on clients and family members or caregivers (Videbeck 2011:440).
- Discuss the aetiology of cognitive disorders
- Explain signs and symptoms of different cognitive disorders
- Discuss the nursing management of a MHCU with a cognitive disorder