Psychotropic Medications: Essentials for Practice

Program Description

Psychotropic medication agents save and improve lives but can have serious adverse effects. This two-day program is designed for nurse practitioners and registered nurses wanting a greater understanding of the common pitfalls in prescribing and managing psychotropic medications, and the adverse reactions that critically require nursing assessment and intervention. This conference will provide the latest information regarding the role of inflammation in psychiatric disorders and why this is important. Learn about the best evidence-based strategies for treating anxiety, mood, psychotic and other disorders, for effectively tapering patients off benzodiazepines while improving collaboration, for managing adverse metabolic impacts of antipsychotic medications, and for utilizing complementary agents for various psychiatric and emotional conditions. This information is set within the context of holistic care and evidenced based strategies that improve patient outcomes.

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

Contact Hours:  12
Pharmacotherapeutic Hours:  12

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

Program Testimonials

“It was excellent having a presenter with such a wealth of experience!”

“I am new to mental health nursing so this class was such a huge benefit for me. I now have a much better understanding of psychotropic medications and how to use them!”

Additional Information

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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Employer Registration – Location: Vancouver, WA