Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2015
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 controversies regarding drug therapy for common psychiatric issues and include appropriate pharmacotherapeutic principles and recommendations for patient and family education.
What conference attendees said about Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2015:
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Lectures were recorded in June 2015 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.
Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:
- Discuss current recommendations for prescribing antipsychotics, including Lithium.
- List different dosage forms of marijuana and the risks and benefits of each.
- Review medical morbidity and mortality of chronic benzodiazepine use.
- Discuss strategies to access information about medication efficacy.
- Describe the anticholinergic activity of psychotropic medications and characterize the consequences.
- Discuss treatment of sleep disorders in patients with comorbid psychiatric and neurological conditions.
- Describe the impact of genetic science on psychiatric practice.
To earn contact hours for this activity:
- View/listen to the presentations.
- Study the handouts.
- 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.
- Janiece DeSocio, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, DNP
Program Director and Track Lead for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, College of Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle
- Rachel Fenimore, MSN, ARNP, FPMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Associated Behavioral Health, Seattle
- Lina Fine, MD, MPhil
Neuropsychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Specialist, Swedish Sleep Medicine, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Seattle
- Jennifer Kapur, PharmD
Pharmacist, Ambulatory Pharmacy, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle; Clinical Assistant Professor, UW School of Pharmacy; Instructor of Nursing, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
- Stephen Thielke, MD, MSPH, MA
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine
- Patti Varley, MN, ARNP, CNS
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle; Clinical Faculty, Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
- Christine Yuodelis-Flores, MD
Psychiatrist, UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center; Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine
- Germaine D’Anniballe, MN, ARNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Private Practice; Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
- Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN
Nurse Planner and Continuing Education Specialist, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
- Claire Foote, MN, ARNP, BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist, Private Practice; Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychosocial and Community Health, UW School of Nursing
- Shannon LeMaster, MSN, BSN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Lindsey Miller, MN, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner, Autism Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
- Jaime Navetta, MN, RN, CNE
Associate Director and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
- Kelly Paananen, MN, ARNP
Director, Healthcare Specialists, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
- Patricia Wuertzer, MSN, ARNP-BC, PLLC
Associate Clinical Professor, UW School of Nursing; Nurse Practitioner, Private Practice, Kirkland
UW=University of Washington, Seattle
- 7.60 Contact hours
- 7.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level