Diagnosing and Coding Anxiety and Depression: A Guide for Mental Health Nurses in Primary Care
Date: 7 December 2023 Time : 13h00 – 16h00 CPD Hours: 3hrs webinar and 3hrs eLearning
Course Overview: This course will equip mental health nurses with focused knowledge and skills to diagnose and code anxiety and depression in primary care, delivered by a consultant psychiatrist in a concise 3-hour format.
Provide mental health nurses with a concise yet comprehensive understanding of the diagnostic criteria for anxiety and depression within the framework of primary care.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Identify the early signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression using established diagnostic criteria.
- Utilise and interpret primary screening tools like PHQ-9 and GAD-7 effectively.
- Apply relevant ICD-10 codes for anxiety and depression, ensuring accurate and ethical documentation.
- Recognize the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in primary care, identifying key referral pathways and follow-up procedures.
- Engage in case study discussions, demonstrating a practical understanding of the diagnosis and coding process.
- Ask relevant questions and seek clarifications on real-world challenges faced in primary care settings related to diagnosis and coding
Primary Care & Mental Health Overview
- The Role of Mental Health in Primary Care
- Importance of Diagnosis in Primary Care Settings
Screening and Diagnosis
- Recognizing Early Signs of Anxiety and Depression
- Utilising and Interpreting Screening Tools:
- Brief overview of PHQ-9 and GAD-7 2.3 Understanding DSM-5 and ICD-10 Criteria for Anxiety and Depression
- Real-world Case Studies: Interactive analysis and discussion
Coding and Documentation
- Quick Guide to ICD-10 Coding for Anxiety and Depression
- Proper Documentation: Best Practices
- Ethical Considerations in Recording and Coding
- Practical Exercises: Quick coding scenarios with audience participation.
Collaborative Care & Q&A
- Collaborating within the Multidisciplinary Team
- Referral Pathways and Follow-up Recommendations
- Interactive Q&A: Addressing specific concerns, challenges, and scenarios brought up by the audience
Who Should Attend:
- Registered Mental Health Nurses (RMNs): Particularly those working in primary care settings or those transitioning to such roles. This webinar is tailored to their specific needs in diagnosing and coding mental health conditions in a primary care context.
- Nurse Practitioners: Those in primary care settings who often encounter patients with mental health concerns and wish to improve their diagnostic and coding skills.
- Primary Care Teams: Including GPs and practice nurses who are looking to deepen their understanding of anxiety and depression, especially in terms of diagnostics and coding.
- Medical Students: With a focus on psychiatry or primary care, looking to gain additional knowledge and skills in this specialized area.
- Healthcare Administrators in Primary Care: To understand the diagnostic and coding process better, ensuring efficient patient record system
This is a live webinar delivered via zoom