Online Education | Neuropsychotropic Drug Therapy 2016 - Cardiac Risk Factors with Psychiatric Medications
This module outlines common cardiac adverse effects with different classes of psychiatric medications and gives guidelines for monitoring patients who are at risk of cardiac adverse effects.
Susan Rayner, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist, University of Washington Medical Center Pharmacy Services, Seattle
Comments from lecture attendees:
"Susan Rayner's presentation was outstanding. Her slides were excellent & I intend to make cheat sheets for my coworkers and myself out of some of them."
"She did an awesome job covering all the cardiac side effects of psychotropic drugs."
"I've been waiting for such a formal session. Very useful, practical."
For psychiatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After taking this module, you will be better able to:
- Describe the most common cardiac adverse effects with different classes of psychiatric medications.
- Identify patients who are at risk of cardiac adverse effects from psychiatric medications.
- Review cardiac monitoring parameters for specific antipsychotics and frequency of routine monitoring.
- 1.10 Contact hours
- 1.10 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level