Psychotropic medications, ubiquitous in all areas of nursing care, are powerful agents that save and improve lives, but also can have serious and dangerous 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, the best evidence-based strategies for treating anxiety, mood, psychotic and other disorders, for effectively tapering patients off benzodiazepines while improving collaboration, managing adverse metabolic impacts of antipsychotic medications, and 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 (ARNP, APRN), Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Registered Nurses, and Other Health Sciences and Mental Health Professionals seeking to improve their knowledge about psychopharmacology.
Contact Hours: 12
Pharmacotherapeutic Hours: 12
Speaker: Susan Marie, Ph.D., PMHNP, CARN-NP, BC
“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!”
Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.
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