Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2014
This online course is designed as a pharmacology update for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals in all settings. Each module focuses on current recommendations and pharmacotherapeutic principles for psychiatric and neurologic health problems commonly seen in primary care.
Lectures were recorded in June 2014 at a conference in Seattle, Washington provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.
Publish Date: August 25, 2014. This course will be available for three years from this date.
After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:
- Discuss relevant principles of physiology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
- Give a rationale for selecting a 'drug of choice'.
- Identify the goals of drug therapy.
- Identify desired drug effects and evaluate patient response.
- Describe special dosage situations.
- Identify appropriate patient learning needs.
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View/listen to the presentations.
- Study the handouts.
- Complete the Post-Test
- Complete the evaluations.
After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.
- Lydia Chwastiak, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Psychiatry, UW School of Medicine, Seattle
- Shawn Elmore, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, PCH
- Chelsea Markle, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Tatiana Sadak, PhD, PMHNP, ARNP
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Mental Health, UW School of Nursing, Seattle; Geriatric Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Wellness and Dementia Care, LLC, Lynnwood
- Patti Varley, MN, ARNP, CNS
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Clinical Faculty, PCH
UW=University of Washington, Seattle
For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and health care professionals in all settings.
- A timeline of neuropsychotropic innovations
- Keeping patients safe from polypharmacy
- Dementia, Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
- Cytochrome P450
- 6.00 Contact hours
- 6.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level