Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2013 | ADRD | Psychosis in Older Adults: The Antipsychotic Dilemma

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. Identify the major differential for psychotic symptoms presenting in the geriatric population.
  2. Develop an initial treatment plan for targeting the symptoms of psychosis.
  3. Discuss the major risks associated with the use of antipsychotics in the geriatric population.

Additional Information

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

Whitney Carlson, MD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW; Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Services Clinic, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

Available Credit

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


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