CFMHN National Conference: October 11th

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35 Welcome 
8:35 – 8:40 am Indigenous Greeting

Dee (Denise) Thomas – RPN, Indigenous Mental Health Consultant

8:40 – 9:50 am Greetings:
Claire Betker, RN, MN, PhD, CCHN(C), President, Canadian Nurses Association
Ed Mantler, RPN, MSA, CHE, Vice President, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada
9:50 – 10:05 am Refreshment Break & Viewing of Exhibits and Poster
10:05 – 11:05 am E1 Care of Clients with Mental Health Issues: Leveraging Strengths

Mary-Lou Martin, BScN, MScN, MEd, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Joseph`s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

There has been a growing interest in clients’ strengths as they may be associated with positive outcomes. Strengths need to be integrated into assessments because such evaluations lay the groundwork for interventions. When clients hear strengths identified in their meetings with nurses, it can enhance engagement and the therapeutic relationship. This presentation will describe an assessment and management approach focused on client strengths and protective factors and the benefits of this approach in nursing care.

E2-A Including Youth Voices in Discharge Planning as They Transition from Tertiary Level Services

Catherine Mercier, BA, Educator, Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, AB; Bev Lent, RPN, BPN, Program Manager, Tertiary & Specialized Clinics, Alberta Health Services, Children Youth and Families Addiction and Mental Health Edmonton Zone, Edmonton, AB; Priscilla Asamoah, M.Ed, RPC, Program Manager, Quality Standards and Education, Alberta Health Services, Children Youth and Families, Addiction and Mental Health Edmonton Zone, Edmonton, AB; Melissa Hartrick, BSc, BScN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Alberta Health Services, Children Youth and Families, Addiction and Mental Health, Edmonton Zone, Edmonton, AB; David Knechtel, MScOT, Educator, Alberta Health Services, Children Youth and Families, Addiction and Mental Health, Edmonton Zone, Edmonton, AB

When youth leave tertiary-level services, they are often unprepared for what they might encounter once returning home. This presentation outlines how a youth-designed post-discharge handbook can better prepare youth as they continue their journey of recovery outside of the hospital.

E2-B TELEPROM-Y: Improving Access and Experience of Mental Healthcare for Youth Through Virtual Models Of Care

Cheryl Forchuk, PhD, RN, FCAHS, O.Ont, Principal Investigator, Mental Health Nursing Research Alliance, London, ON; Dr. Daniel Lizotte, MSc, PhD; Dr. Jeff Hoch, PhD; Dr. Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, PhD, Dr. Xianbin Wang, PhD; Dr. Abraham Rudnick, PhD, M. Psych, MD, FRCPC; Dr. Sandra Fisman, PhD; Dr. Puneet Seth, PhD; Dr. Damon Ramsey, PhD; Jodi Younger, Dr. Jeffrey Reiss, MD, MSc, FRCPC, DFAPA, Dr. Julie Eichstedt, PhD; Dr. Devita Singh, PhD; Dr. Kerry Collins, PhD

This presentation will focus on TELEPROM-Y that is evaluating use of remote-care delivery for youth with mental health issues (depression). The care includes outpatient and two-way communication between care providers and patients in 3 outpatient mental health facilities in Ontario, Canada using a mobile device.

E3-A The Integrated Care Initiative: Enabling Mental Health Nurses to Provide Physical Health Care and Work to Full Potential

Kamini Kalia, RN, MScN, CPMHN (C), Manager of Inter-professional Practice and Education; Sarah Branton RN BScN MScN, Manager of Inter-professional Practice and Education; Dan Harren, PMP, CSM, BA Hons Psychology; Senior Project Manager; Yaakov Keilikhis, RN, MPA, CPMHN(C), CAPM Manager; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON

Mental health patients are often transferred out of mental health and additions settings to acute medical facilities due to the lack of emphasis on physical care. This presentation will describe The Integrated Care initiative that was started to address the mental health and physical health needs of patients within the organization.

E3-B Exploring Mental Health Nurses’ Experiences of Administering Chemical Restraint in Acute Care Hospitals

Michelle Danda, RN, MPN, MN, CPMHN(C), Registered Nurse, Vancouver Coastal Health, North Vancouver, BC

Chemical restraint is a common intervention in inpatient adult mental health settings. Interpretive phenomenology was used to gain insight into the experiences of mental health nurses’ use of PRN psychotropic medication in managing behavioural emergencies in the adult inpatient mental health care setting. This presentation will share research findings related to nurses’ perspectives on the meaning of this common practice to inform and challenge norms.

11:05 – 11:20 am Stretch Break
11:20 – 12:20 pm F1 Canadian Standards for Psychiatric- Mental Health Nursing Practice 5th Revision: A Dynamic Opportunity to Shape Practice Policy and Advocate for Client Care in Mental Health

Elaine Santa Mina, RN, BAAN, MScN, PhD, Associate Professor, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON; Arlene Kent-Wilkinson RN, PhD, Professor, University of Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK; Dominique Boudreau, RN, PhD; Yuko Endo, RN MN, Marlee Groening, RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC ; Margaret Gehrs, RN, MScN, CPMHN(C) , Director of Inter-professional Practice, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON; Christine Genest,RN PhD, Professeure adjointe, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Mary Lou Holm, RN MN; Carmen Hust, RN, PhD, Foreign-Trained Nurse Project Manager, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ottawa, ON; Sara Ling, RN, MN, CPMHN(C), Advanced Practice Clinical Leader (Nursing), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON; , Gloria McInnis-Perry, RN PhD, Associate Professor, University of Prince Edward Island, Faculty of Nursing,  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Tanya Park, RN PhD, Associate Professor, University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing, Alberta, Edmonton; Kathy Wong, RN, MEd, CPMHN(C), Toronto, ON

Standards of practice provide core statements to direct care, responsive to present-day mental health needs. This one hour session will provide a dynamic venue for students, clinicians, educators, administrators and/or researchers to contribute to Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses’ 5th revision of Canadian Standards of Practice for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.*Please note this is a one-hour session

F2-A How to Better Assess for Suicide Risk: Findings From a Participatory Action Research Project

Michele Desmarais, BSc.N, Master degree, Research Assistant, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Marjorie Montreuil, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, QC

We will present the preliminary findings of a longitudinal study that examines the effects of the implementation of a new guide on suicide prevention in health care settings from the perspectives of workers, managers and patients, and how it could be improved.

F2-B Suicide Risk Assessment & Management – An Algorithm for Inpatient Psychiatry

Jennifer Olarte Godoy ,RN, BScN, MN, CPMHN(C), Nurse Educator, St.Joseph`s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON; Seonhee McDermott, RN, BScN, CPMHN(C), Nurse Educator, St. Joseph`s Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON

An algorithm to standardize the assessment and management of suicide risk utilizing standardized tools while keeping a person centered approach to care was implemented across 16 inpatient psychiatric units through a 3-staged education approach. The initiative was evaluated with attention to its impact on clinical practice and staff’s perceived knowledge. Study findings and a suicide assessment guide will be shared in this presentation.

F3-A Good Grief: Supporting Community Mental Health Nurses When Long-Term Clients Die
Nicole Kirwan, RN, BScN, MN, CPMHN(C), Clinical Leader Manager Community Mental Health, Ambulatory and Addictions Services, Unity Health Toronto, St. Michael`s Site, Toronto, ONCommunity mental health nurses routinely form close attachments with the clients they care for. When long-term clients die, they feel the loss of the therapeutic relationships they developed with the client, their family and community supports. The unique grief experience of community mental health nurses routinely goes unrecognized and ignored by nurses and their employers. This presentation describes a project undertaken to improve grief supports provided to nurses when long-term clients die.

F3-B Time for Action: Understanding Ecological Grief and Its Impact on Mental Health of Canadians

Carmen Hust, RN, PhD, Professor, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON; Gordon Kubanek, P.Eng TSSF, Nancy Brookes, RN PhD

Canadians are responding to climate change with “ecological grief”. Nurses have a role to play in advocating for those suffering from ecological grief. Advocating for amelioration of the devastating effect of climate change, informing government policy on climate change impacts on human health and well-being, working with nursing and other organizations to enhance knowledge and interventions around the effects of climate change and ecological grief. Join us in giving voice to nurses!

12:20 – 1:45 pm LUNCH (provided) & NETWORKING & EXHIBITS
Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
AGM (Registration Required)
1:45 – 2:45 pm G1 Relevance oRAI-MH Clinical Assessment Instrument in Inpatient Mental Health and Psychiatry

Florentina Tita, RN, MN, Clinical Specialist, Canadian Institute for Health information, Ottawa, ON, Babita Gupta, Program Lead Canadian Institute for Health Information, Rhonda Martin-RPN, RAI-MH/NRS Resource Nurse, Selkirk Mental Health Centre, Brandi Walder, CHIM, Privacy Officer and Manager of health Information Services and Technology, Selkirk Mental Health Centre

Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI-MH) is a standardized clinical assessment tool that supports data collection at the point of care in adult inpatient mental health hospitals. This presentation will illustrate how data from RAI-MH influences patient outcomes, program planning and performance measurement.*Please note this is a one-hour session

G2-A Leveraging Health Information Technology to Improve the Care of Emergency Department Clients in Opioid Withdrawal
Christine Bucago, RN, MN, CPMHN(C), Advanced Practice Clinical Leader, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ONA psychiatric emergency department identified the need to improve care for opioid withdrawal clients. Leveraging health information technology, an order set was created to facilitate the provision of standardized, evidence based treatment by psychiatric nurses. Outcomes include decreased repeat emergency department visits and admissions, and quicker follow up with addiction services. Best practices for treating opioid withdrawal and leveraging health information technology to improve care delivery will be shared.

G2-B Against Medical Advice Discharges Among People Who Have Substance Use Disorders

Sara Ling, RN, MN, CPMHN, Advanced Practice Clinical Leader, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON; Kristin Cleverley, RN, PhD, CPMHN(C), Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Premature discharges from hospital, also known as ‘against medical advice’ (AMA) discharges, occur when a client leaves hospital before treatment completion. This presentation will describe a study examining predictors of AMA discharge, as well as the literature regarding AMA discharges among people who have substance use disorders.

G3  How Qualitative Research on Recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Canadian Veterans has shaped a Group based Recovery Program at the Winnipeg Operational Stress Injury Clinic  Amber Gilberto, RPN, BSc.PN, MPN., PhD (student)

A qualitative study was designed to capture the lived experience of the military PTSD recovery journey as experienced by the true recovery experts— individuals diagnosed and treated for service related mental health injuries within a specialized mental health program. Impact of this research on program expansion at the Winnipeg OSIC will be the focus of this presentation.

2:45 – 3:45 pm Closing Keynote

Mitch Dorge, Happiest Guy In The World, Drummer for the Crash Test Dummies

Life … It’s Awesome! It may be cliché, but happiness does come from within. Why was I chosen to be the subject of the W5 documentary “In Pursuit of Happiness” as someone who has attained “true happiness”? It wasn’t acquired, it was always there. It’s in all of us. Finding it can be a bit of a mystery, but once you’ve experienced it, it can and will stay with you for… well … ever.

3:45 -4:00 pm Wrap Up / Closing