Nursing Network – Fall 2023

A publication of the McLean Hospital Nursing Department

March 2, 2024

McLean’s Nursing Department is leading the way as Mass General Brigham aligns practices across behavioral mental health.

The need for this type of practice has never been more compelling as we see the increased need for psychiatric inpatient care during this continued mental health surge. Emergency rooms have reached capacity as patients await beds across our system.

McLean’s nurses have risen to the challenge. They have streamlined the admission process, strategized with colleagues across the hospital, and worked with intake and admissions to assist in meeting the increased demands.

This has required nurses to rely on processes that are patient-centered and evidence-based to provide the unique, specialized mental health nursing needs of our patient population.

The Spring Nursing Conference, which focused on evidence-based nursing practice, was a starting point for embedding outstanding nursing care into everything McLean does.

Hands of people in a circle during a group therapy

In This Issue

McLean’s Nurses Are Sharing Their Work, at Home and at Conferences
“Evidence-Based Practice: A Firm Foundation for Solving Clinical Problems” was the theme of McLean’s annual Nurses’ Day Conference, held on May 5, 2023.

McLean’s nurses also attended and presented at the American Psychiatric Nursing Association’s 36th annual conference, held on October 4-7, 2023, in Orlando, Florida.

At these events, staff presented on topics ranging from how to organize group programming for electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) patients and families, nursing’s role in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and the operations of McLean’s Ketamine Service to defining, framing, and applying evidence-based practice.

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