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The Mental State Assessment (MSA) provides a structured way for nurses to identify if a person’s mental state is deteriorating. This Video Learning Activity (VLA) focuses on the main parts of this assessment, the manner in which it can take place, and what can be done with the assessment findings.

Topics include:

  • Principles of the Mental State Assessment
  • Conducting the Mental State Assessment conversation
  • Risk assessment

Target audience:

This VLA will be of interest to all nurses working in a range of healthcare settings, but especially those working in mental health, primary practice, community health, or critical care.






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Electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) is a medical procedure that is used to treat severe mental health disorders such as clinical depression, mania and psychosis. This Video Learning Activity (VLA) explores the history and theories underpinning the use of ECT, who may benefit from this form of treatment and how any adverse effects may be prevented.

Topics include:

  • The origin of electro-convulsive therapy (ECT)
  • Electrode placement
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Minimising adverse effects

Target audience:

This VLA is designed for nurses and other health professionals caring for people who are undergoing electro-convulsive therapy (ECT).






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) examines why mental health disorders can be associated with both the onset and maintenance of chronic physical conditions.

Topics include:

  • Co-morbidities of physical and mental health
  • The Mental State Assessment
  • Preventing poor health outcomes

Target audience:

This VLA is designed for health professionals caring for people with a mental health disorder and a chronic physical illness.






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Mental Health

Perinatal Mental Health



This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is designed for nurses or midwives who are caring for pregnant women/new mothers who show signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder.

 

Topics include:

  • Assessment of mental health during the perinatal period
  • Specific mental health disorders
  • Treatment options

 

Target audience:

This VLA is designed for nurses or midwives who are caring for pregnant women/new mothers who show signs and symptoms of a mental health disorder.






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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) will increase the awareness and recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) whilst also promoting the resilience that individuals and families demonstrate to cope with a range of significant life challenges. Nurses and midwives are in powerful positions to influence high quality care, which ultimately leads to better treatment outcomes for people affected by PTSD.

Topics include:

  • Normal and abnormal responses to trauma
  • Diagnostic classification of PTSD
  • How PTSD affects families and children
  • Cognitive, pharmacological, and alternative treatment options

Target audience:

This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is designed for health professionals who are caring for individuals and families who show signs and symptoms of emotional distress associated with trauma.






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