Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition characterized by uncontrollable thoughts and repetitive behaviors and is associated with varying levels of functional impairment. Once thought rare, it is now recognized as one of the five most common causes of mental health disability worldwide. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 1.2% of the U.S. population age 18 or older has OCD in a given year (2017). This continuing education module will help you understand how to help patients and those around them cope with what can be a debilitating psychological disorder.
The goal of this course is to educate clinicians in acute care facilities with tools to aid in the care of patients with OCD.
Nicole Strickland, BA, BSN, RN, CPAN has been a nurse for 9 years in the Raleigh-Durham area. She has cared for medical-surgical, stepdown, and ICU-level neurology and post-anesthesia care patients. She holds a BA in English from Temple University and worked as a medical editor for the National Board of Medical Examiners before returning to school to obtain a BSN from Duke University. She has devoted much of her nursing career to training nurses and nursing students as a Certified Peri-Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN). She now continues her passion for nursing research and education as an acute care SME writer for Relias.
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Ohio State Medical Board
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