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Behavioral Health Integration for Primary Care Nurses:
Assessing and Responding to Self-Harm Behaviors in Primary Care Patients

Release Date: March 9, 2021
Expiration Date: March 8, 2022
The estimated time to complete this enduring material is 45 minutes.

This module focuses on the nurse's role in integrating behavioral health care in out-patient clinics/critical access hospitals (CAH). The content addresses immediate safety concerns for patients who experience behavioral health problems/crises and nursing interventions to promote patient and staff safety. The nurse's role in screening, assessment, and follow-up after a behavioral health crisis, including future recovery plans is also covered. 

Target Audience

This enduring material is intended for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this enduring material, the participants should be better able to:

Accredited Continuing Education

jointly_accredited_provider_logo.jpgIn support of improving patient care, University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


 The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 0.75 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive continuing education credit, you must complete these steps prior to the activity expiration date.

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the post-test with a score of 2 out of 3 or better
  • Complete the online evaluation
  • Save and print your certificate
  • Retain for future documentation

Financial Support

No commercial support was received for this activity.

Disclosure Declaration

As a jointly accredited provider, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) ensures accuracy, balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities and is committed to protecting learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. Faculty (authors, presenters, speakers) are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or other options available when utilizing trade names to ensure impartiality.

All faculty, planners, and others in a position to control continuing education content participating in a UNMC accredited activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. As defined by the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The accredited provider is responsible for mitigating relevant financial relationships in accredited continuing education. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these activity materials so that participants may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which faculty may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the faculty. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of UNMC.


The accredited provider has mitigated and is disclosing identified relevant financial relationships for the following faculty, planners, and others in control of content prior to assuming their roles: 


The below faculty have nothing to disclose:
Phoebe Gearhart, BSN, RN*

Planning Committee

The below planning committee members have nothing to disclose:
Valeta Creason-Wahl, HMCC
Marley Doyle, MD
Allison Grennan, PhD
Julia Houfek, PhD, APRN-CNS
Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN
Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN

* Denotes also a member of the planning committee


CID 21CE051

Behavioral Health Integration for Primary Care Nurses: Assessing and Responding to Self-Harm Behaviors in Primary Care Patients

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Presented by: 

Phoebe Gearhart, BSN, RN





Please contact Valeta Creason-Wahl, HMCC via email if you have any questions regarding continuing education credit.