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Virginia Association of Community Psychiatric Nurses - VACPN
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December 2015

Horizon Welcomes State Nursing Conference

Horizon Welcomes State Nursing Conference

Damien Cabezas gave the welcoming address at the Fall Conference for the Virginia Association for Community Psychiatric Nurses was held in Lynchburg in early November.  The co-presidents, Jen Phelps and Crystal Hicks, are both proud Horizon nurses who ensured that Horizon and its services were featured prominently.  



Information on Injectable Antipsychotics

Please review the attachments for more information about injectable antipsychotics and the recent policy change from DMAS now making this covered as a medical benefits instead of a pharmacy benefit. 

If you plan to attend the Spring 2016 Conference, one of our VACPN members, Kirk Morton, will speak more on the subject.  We're very excited for him to share his knowledge with us!







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"The Ethical Imperative of the Therapeutic Relationship" presentation slides from Fall Conference 2015

VACPN was thrilled that our own Irma Mahone, RN, MSN, Ph.D. was one of our Fall Conference 2015 speakers. She gave a very interesting presentation on "The Ethical Imperative of the Therapeutic Relationship."  Here is her PowerPoint presentation:

"Advance Directive" presentation slides from Fall Conference 2015

Heather Zelle, JD, Ph.D. was one of our Fall Conference 2015 speakers and she gave an excellent presentation on advance directives.  Here is the PDF from her presentation: