Date & Time
Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
472 Using Psychiatric NPs to Initiate Psychiatric Treatment Plans*

This session will detail how LA County initiated the use of a supervising psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioners in the Inmate Reception Center to provide continuity of care and initiate a psychiatric treatment plan. Attendees will learn about the change in staffing and new workflow, pre- and post-staffing data about patients seen, and common issues encountered when changing a process in the facility.

Educational Objectives
  • Describe the impact of placing psychiatric nurse practitioners in reception
  • Explain the components of a psychiatric treatment plan that improves psychiatric care
  • Discuss strategies for resolving issues that arise when working across disciplines

Level: Intermediate