Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) Series

Price

Course CE Credits

0.5 - 1.5 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours

Course Format

Interactive Module

Course Target Audience

  • Interprofessional
  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

The Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) series covers a wide variety of topics related to behavioral health across the lifespan through online educational courses and case studies.

Overview

People of all ages present in primary care practices with common behavioral issues such as depression, anxiety, and alcohol and drug disorders. Physical health problems, functional disability, and chronic pain can make people even more susceptible to developing any behavioral health conditions. The nursing workforce is a vital part of the primary care team. Nurses need the knowledge and skills to address behavioral health concerns and mitigate social determinants that serve as barriers to good health.

About the Series:

NURSING IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY is an NYU Meyers Initiative to maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns, including substance use and mental health, and mitigate social determinants that serve as barriers to good health.

This project is supported by the New York Community Trust. 

These courses and case studies are appropriate for RNs, LPNs and other members of the interprofessional team. With each course you will receive Continuing Education Credits for Nurses. 

ANCC Disclaimer

The NYU Meyers College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (Provider # P0367) All nurse planner(s) and author(s)/speaker(s) have completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. 

There are no conflicts of interest to report for this module/program and no commercial support was received for this module/program.

CEU Requirements

To receive nursing contact hours for this learning activity, you are required to view all content, achieve an 80% on the post-test, and complete an evaluation.

Courses (CE credit available): 

Depression: This course covers the epidemiology, etiology and basic neurobiology of depression. This course also discusses the impact of depression across the lifespan, and nursing assessment strategies. 

LGBT Diversity Inclusion: This course provides an overview of LGBT specific health considerations of care, defines LGBT terminology, and describes factors that contribute to disparities in healthcare.

Risk Screening for Behavioral Health Conditions: In this course you will learn nursing assessment strategies and interventions for high risk patients in crisis situations. This course also covers suicide prevention strategies and crisis intervention planning. 

Social Determinants of Health: This course covers biopsychosocial factors that contribute to wellness and illness. Strategies to build patient resilience are outlined.  

Substance Use Disorders: This course covers substance use disorders across the lifespan and includes an overview of screening tools, treatment models and nursing assessment strategies.

Trauma-Related Disorders: This course provides an overview of trauma-related disorders across the patient lifespan and includes nursing interventions strategies for patients with trauma-related disorders.

Case Studies:

Depressive Disorders Child/Adolescent: Assess and develop a care plan for an adolescent presenting with a depressive disorder in primary care. 

Depressive Disorders Adult: Assess and develop a care plan for an adult presenting with a depressive disorder in primary care. 

Depressive Disorders Older Adult: Assess and develop a care plan for an older adult presenting with a depressive disorder in primary care. 

LGBT Diversity Inclusion Child/Adolescent: Develop a care plan for an adolescent that demonstrates LGBTQ cultural competency. 

LGBT Diversity Inclusion Adult: Develop a care plan for an adult that incorporates LGBT cultural considerations.

Risk Screening Child/Adolescent: Use nursing assessment strategies to develop a crisis intervention plan for an adolescent presenting in primary care. 

Risk Screening Adult:  Use nursing assessment strategies to evaluate a patient at risk for suicide and implement evidence-based management strategies

Social Determinants of Health Child/Adolescent: Identify social determinants of health impacting an adolescent patient presenting in primary care and develop a care plan. 

Social Determinants of Health Adult: Identify social determinants of health impacting an adult patient presenting in primary care and develop a care plan.

Substance Use Disorders Child/Adolescent: Assess and develop a care plan for an adolescent presenting with a substance use disorder in primary care. 

Substance Use Disorders Adult: Assess and develop a care plan for an adult presenting with a substance use disorder in primary care. 

Substance Use Disorders Older Adult: Assess and develop a care plan for an older adult presenting with a substance use disorder in primary care. 

Trauma Related Disorders Child/Adolescent: Assess and develop a care plan for an adolescent presenting with a trauma related disorder in primary care.

Trauma Related Disorders Adult: Assess and develop a care plan for an adult presenting with a trauma related disorder in primary care

Trauma Related Disorders Older Adult: Assess and develop a care plan for an older adult presenting with a trauma related disorder in primary care. 

 

Course Learning Objectives

  1. To maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns, including substance use and mental health, and mitigate social determinants that serve as barrier to good health.