Psychotropic Medications: Essentials for Practice [20190308]

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Max Contact Hours Awarded: 12
Max Pharmacotherapeutic Hours Awarded: 12

Program Description

Psychotropic medication agents can save and improve lives when properly prescribed.  Monitoring and intervening for serious adverse effects impact successful client outcomes.  This two-day program is designed for nurse practitioners and registered nurses seeking a greater understanding of the common pitfalls in prescribing and managing psychotropic medications. You will explore the role and importance of inflammation in psychiatric disorders and best evidence-based strategies for treating anxiety, mood, psychotic and other disorders. You will discuss the safe tapering of benzodiazepines, effective utilization of complementary agents for various psychiatric and emotional conditions, and how to improve collaboration with clients and peers using holistic care and evidenced based strategies.

March 8 & 9, 2019
8:00 am – 3:15 pm

Location: Acute Care Education Opens in new window or tab, Vancouver, WA

Who Should Attend?

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Registered Nurses, and Other Health Sciences and Mental Health Professionals seeking to improve their knowledge about psychopharmacology. 

Program Outline

  • Best Evidence for Treating Mood Disorders
  • State of the Science Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
  • Antipsychotics: Improving Outcome
  • Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, PTSD and OCD
  • ADHD, Eating Disorders & Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Managing Benzodiazepines
  • Treating Substance Use Disorders, Complementary & Alternative agents


Speaker:  Susan Marie, Ph.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP, BC

Single Day Registration Option

If you are an employer who needs to register more than one employee for this program, please fill out our group registration form.

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Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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