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Deborah Chartrand

MSN, RN-BC, WCC

Deborah graduated from Worcester State University in 2018 with a Master's in Nursing Education. She currently is the lead Clinical Nurse Educator in the home health sector. As a second career nurse, Deborah has made significant strides in her professional development as a registered nurse in the last 12 years. She is board certified in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing. Since becoming certified, she has worked inpatient, as the nurse educator for two Behavioral Hospitals; one of which that specializes in treatment and recovery for patients with eating disorders. In her current role, she trains home care clinicians that perform visits for patients with dual diagnosis, specifically those with mental illness. In this role in community nursing, Deborah's training includes case management, medication management, safety and crises intervention, assessment of psychiatric status and behaviors, trauma informed care, and therapeutic communication. She also develops material for quarterly educational in-services that range from psychiatric clinical skills to documentation, IC protocol, cardiac assessment, phlebotomy, preceptorship, OASIS-E, and HealthWyse EHR. Deborah facilitates full scale orientation program and performs joint visit evaluations for all nursing staff. She is also Wound Care Certified and provides consultations for agency staff; working directly as needed amongst interdisciplinary teams, wound clinics and providers. She has developed advanced educational content and trains routinely on wound care. Her earlier experience includes long-term care, orthopedic acute care and school nursing. For a few years in the middle of her nursing career, Deborah was the Director of Nursing for a medical home care agency. Although she enjoys the hands-on medical aspect of nursing, she has come to have a passion for community nursing and working with vulnerable populations in healthcare.

Deborah has completed all course work for the Health & Wellness Nurse Coach Program, accredited by the Integrative Nurse Coach Academy and is presently preparing for Board Certification.

Originally from Florida, although she has resided in Massachusetts for some time now. Deborah has three charming but unwitting children - that are thoroughly adored. She tries steadfastly to manage a full house including five rescue animals. As weather permits, Deborah is active in a semi-competitive women's softball league three seasons of the year.

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Assessment—Suicide Risk (C-SSRS)

Presented by Deborah Chartrand, MSN, RN-BC, WCC and Review Board: Clinical Procedure Manual

Assessment—Suicide Risk (C-SSRS)

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Total Course Timing: 26 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as documentation guidelines, intervention considerations, and clinical decision-making for assessing suicide risk with the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).

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Assessment—Anxiety (GAD-7)

Presented by Deborah Chartrand, MSN, RN-BC, WCC and Review Board: Clinical Procedure Manual

Assessment—Anxiety (GAD-7)

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Total Course Timing: 24 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as assessment, interventions, documentation guidelines, and clinical decision-making for assessing anxiety with the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Questionnaire (GAD-7).

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Assessment—Depression (PHQ-9)

Presented by Deborah Chartrand, MSN, RN-BC, WCC and Review Board: Clinical Procedure Manual

Assessment—Depression (PHQ-9)

Subscribe now, and access clinical education and patient education—anytime, anywhere—with video instruction from recognized industry experts.
Total Course Timing: 25 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as documentation guidelines, care considerations, and clinical decision-making for assessing depression with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9).

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Mental Status Assessment—Mental Status Exam

Presented by Review Board: Clinical Procedure Manual and Deborah Chartrand, MSN, RN-BC, WCC

Mental Status Assessment—Mental Status Exam

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Total Course Timing: 26 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as patient assessment, follow-up interventions, and care considerations for administering an MSE.

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