Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | ADRD | Bipolar Disorder in the Elderly

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers, Washington State Residential Care Council Members and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Know the criteria for diagnosis of bipolar disorder and differential diagnosis.
  2. Be familiar with the longitudinal course of bipolar disorder and unique aspects in the elderly.
  3. List the major pharmacologic treatment options for mania and for bipolar depression.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Molly Shores, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, UW; Psychiatry Emergency Services Medical Director, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours
  • 1.50 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level


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