Recognizing PMHNs - National Nurses Week 2023

Recognizing PMHNs - National Nurses Week 2023

It's time to break out the confetti and cupcakes because National Nurses Week 2023 is here! From May 6 to May 12, it's time to celebrate the unsung heroes of healthcare who continue to make a difference in patient's lives every day.

125 years ago, the American Nurses Association (ANA) officially recognized this week, honoring the dedicated professionals who are the backbone of our healthcare system. Among them are the incredible Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (PMHNs), who are registered nurses with specialized training that help address and monitor mental health and behavioral conditions.

The American Psychiatric Nursing Association defines Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (PMHNs) as identifying mental health issues, preventing mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

PMHNs work with a diverse clientele, including individuals, families, and communities, in various settings, from hospitals to community mental health centers. They are second only to psychiatrists in terms of the US's biggest group of behavioral health professionals. PMHNs and Behavioral Health Registered Nurses (RNs) provide a full range of mental health care across the treatment lifespan. These professionals assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families who have psychiatric and/or substance disorders. They also help those at risk to prevent the development of disorders.

Their consumers include ages ranging from children to seniors, people with substance use disorders, and those with eating disorders. These practitioners are the US's second largest group of behavioral health professionals. Work settings for PMHNs include:

  • Inpatient or outpatient general and psychiatric hospitals
  • Behavioral care companies
  • Clinics and general practitioner’s offices
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Long-term care communities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Private homes
  • Prisons
  • Community mental health centers
  • Local, state, and federal mental health agencies
  • Military clinics or hospitals

Let's not forget about finding ways to help PMHNs help their patients even better. Administrative tasks often distract from the care offered, but any help that eases this burden offers essential support. It's all about going the extra mile to show these nurses that we recognize their significant contributions to our healthcare system and society as a whole. Let's celebrate National Nurses Week 2023 with full hearts and endless gratitude!

So how can you help celebrate Nurse Appreciation Week and show some love to these incredible individuals? Celebrate them by sharing heroic stories of how they have helped others through mental health services. Sharing the stories of the heroes who helped others overcome mental health struggles or individuals sharing their own mental health journey will help break the stigma of mental health, spread encouragement, and bring hope to those who struggle daily. Enter by sharing a mental health story, and we will send you a Starbucks gift card! Submit the story here:

How Opus Helps Nurses:

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses are the backbone of mental health care facilities, providing vital services to individuals with mental health issues. They work tirelessly to improve the well-being of their patients/clients, and Opus EHR is proud to support their work through our Behavioral Healthcare Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) platform.

Opus EHR is designed to make the job of psychiatric mental health nurses easier by providing a comprehensive and easy-to-use system that automates workflows, saves time, and improves patient outcomes. With our all-in-one system, nurses can streamline their documentation processes and get their work done faster, allowing them to spend more time with patients/clients.

The Opus platform is designed with the input of mental health providers and is customized to meet the specific needs of psychiatric mental health nurses. It is a cloud-based platform that allows providers to work on a secure mobile device, synchronizing with the platform in real time. The fully integrated technology reduces patient information keying and provides visualization of historical data sets.

Opus EHR's system also automates registration and scheduling, appointment reminders, and service billing, allowing nurses to focus on providing quality care. Our platform allows nurses to conveniently add therapy notes on each patient's face sheet, reducing screen time and increasing face-time with patients or clients.

Our Behavioral Healthcare Electronic Healthcare Records, Opus EHR platform is designed to save psychiatric mental health nurses time, increase productivity, and improve patient outcomes. Schedule a demo now with a Behavioral Health EHR expert.

They will show you how your system can be tailored to meet your specific patient and practitioner needs. You will realize the ongoing cost savings, and your patients will appreciate the enhanced ease of interaction with your organization.

At Opus EHR, we are committed to supporting the hard work of psychiatric mental health nurses and are proud to offer them the tools and features they need to provide the best possible care to their patients or clients. Let us help you take your practice to the next level! Have any questions? Schedule a meeting here:

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