Focus on Mental Health:
Cori Johnson, DNP, CRNP, AGNP-C will present a session entitled, “Identifying and Treating Patient Suicidality in Outpatient Clinic Setting and in Tele-Health Model.”
The UAB PATH Clinic is a nurse-led, transitional care clinic that treats uninsured patients who have uncontrolled diabetes in the greater Birmingham area. Behavioral health has been integrated into this care model. As an interprofessional clinic that has successfully integrated behavioral health into primary care treatment, the providers now feel confident in prescribing for the treatment of behavioral health issues as well as primary care issues. Dr. Johnson will discuss how this confidence was achieved through the implementation of treatment algorithms and on-site consulting capabilities with the behavioral health team. The PATH clinic providers and staff also adapted to screening and treating patients in a tele-health model during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Johnson will educate participants on the use of these screeners, how to implement and use a suicide patient safety plan, and the treatment of these patients in both an in-person clinic visits and a telehealth virtual visit.
Registration is limited, we expect to sell out, so please register soon. Do not miss these diverse educational and networking opportunities.