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  • 302-18: Psychotropic Medications & Impact on the Bone

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Karen L. Houseknecht, PhD - 1.0 pharmacology contact hours

    302-18:  Psychotropic Medications & Impact on the Bone

    This researcher explains how preliminary research demonstrates a negative effect of serotonin on bone health.  While the use of antipsychotic and antidepressant medications may have harmful side effects on bone, there are new ideas of how to mitigate this risk.


    Presenter:
      Karen L. Houseknecht, PhD

    Disclosures: The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
     1 hour 2 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe the pharmacology underlying effects of psychotropic medications on metabolic and bone health.
    2. Explore the impact of off-label prescribing on metabolic burden and bone health in patients taking antipsychotic medications.

    Keywords: Bone Health, APRN Practice, Psychopharmacology, Serotonin


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.0 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Sunday, June 10, 2018
    9:45am - 11:15am

    The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

  • 204-18: Shared Decision Making in Pharmacotherapy Management

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Mary A. Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP - 1.75 pharmacology contact hours

    204-18:  Shared Decision Making in Pharmacotherapy Management

    Moving away from the old concepts of compliance or adherence, this presentation provides an insightful discussion of influences on a patients’ self-management of their illness. The participant will gain perspective on how providers can achieve a successful decision making partnership with their patient.


    Presenter:
      Mary A. Gutierrez, PharmD, BCPP

    Disclosures: The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      1 hour 44 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify factors that pose challenges for patients in effective self-management of medications.
    2. Identify strategies to avoid or minimize psychiatric medications' adverse drug effects and interactions.

    Keywords: APRN Practice, Medication Management, Psychopharmacology


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.75 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Saturday June 9, 2018
    1:45pm - 3:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

  • 202-18: Military Psychiatry: Practice and Pitfalls - A Case Study Analysis

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Joseph M. Holshoe, PMHNP-BC - 1.50 contact hours

    202-18:  Military Psychiatry: Practice and Pitfalls - A Case Study Analysis

    This presentation explains how the context of military structure and the roles of the provider and patient may influence the provision of psychiatric mental health services. Then case studies help the audience to apply this knowledge in decision making related to “fit for duty” decisions.


    Presenter:
      Joseph M. Holshoe, PMHNP-BC

    Disclosures: The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      1 hour 31 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Increase knowledge of deployment- and service-limiting behavioral health diagnoses.
    2. Expand knowledge of common variances in behavioral health diagnoses in the military population.

    Keywords:  Military, APRN Practice


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.50 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Saturday June 9, 2018
    9:45am - 11:15am

    The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

  • 201-18: The Amazing Teen Brain

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Jay N. Giedd, MD - 1.50 contact hours

    201-18:  The Amazing Teen Brain

    This presentation explains the vulnerabilities and the great opportunities of the developing adolescent brain. Current brain research using PET and fMRI scanning helps us to understand the process of arborization and pruning as the brain develops from infancy into young adulthood, and why certain well known behaviors appear when they do.


    Presenter:
      Jay N. Giedd, MD

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
     1 hour 25 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify the key characteristics of the teen brain underlying the vulnerability to illness and the opportunity for intervention.
    2. Identify a key difference between Neanderthals and humans that facilitated the survival or our species.

    Keywords: Child & Adolescent, Research


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.50 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Saturday June 9, 2018
    8:00am - 9:30am

    The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

  • 205-18: Developing Clinical Targets through PET Imaging: Dementia and Depression

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Robert Innis, MD, PhD 1.25 contact hours

    205-18:  Developing Clinical Targets through PET Imaging: Dementia and Depression

    This presentation describes the use of uniquely prepared ligands for PET imaging, which is changing how we understand the neuroscience of addictions.


    Presenter:
      Robert Innis, MD, PhD

    Disclosures:  NIMH received research support from Janssen Pharmaceuticals to conduct the study of neuroinflammation in depression. The planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
     1 hour 13 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss the science of PET scanning related to treatment of psychiatric disorders.
    2. Relate the use of PET scanning to understanding inflammation in diseases of the brain and associated symptom manifestation. 

    Keywords:  Research, Older Adults, Mental Health Conditions


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.25 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Saturday, June 9, 2018
    4:00pm - 5:30pm

    The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

  • 104-18: Legal Issues in Prescribing

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD - 1.50 pharmacology contact hours

    104-18:  Legal Issues in Prescribing 

    As a nurse practitioner and attorney, Carolyn Buppert explains multiple situations in prescribing that could lead to licensing and legal problems for APRNs. Case-based examples provide practicing pitfalls and practical guidance for managing risk as a prescriber. Current best practices in prescribing opioids is discussed.


    Presenter:
      Carolyn Buppert, MSN, JD

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      1 hour 26 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Describe things an advance practice clinician should never, and should always do when prescribing.
    2. Analyze the legal risks of 3 common prescribing practices.

    Keywords:  Legal, APRN Practice, Psychopharmacology


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.50 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Friday, June 8, 2018
    2:15pm - 3:45pm

    The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

  • 101-18: Marijuana Science Update

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE - 1.50 pharmacology contact hours

    101-18:  Marijuana Science Update

    This presentation provides a broad summary of current research findings related to long and short-term use of marijuana. Prevalence, risks, and effects of marijuana use across the lifespan are discussed with a special focus on the developing adolescent brain. Medical uses of marijuana/cannabinoids are also discussed.


    Presenter:
      Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE

    Disclosures: The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Pfizer, 3M, and General Electric (Stock).  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


    Session Length:
      1 Hour 30 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss the wide ranging short and long-term effects related to the use of marijuana on an individual’s brain, body and behavior.
    2. Explore recent studies of the impact of marijuana on the developing adolescent brain.

    Keywords:  Child & Adolescent, Substance Use, Research, Psychopharmacology


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.50 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Friday, June 8, 2018
    8:00am - 9:30am

    The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

  • 2019 Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder: Educating & Empowering Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) During an Epidemic

    Contains 15 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This continuing educational activity was developed by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association to provide education to all nurses regarding the epidemic of opioid use in the U.S. and to answer the question, “What can nurses do?” to address this growing problem. Almost 4 million nurses can make a difference!

    2019 Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder:
    Educating & Empowering Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) During an Epidemic

    This continuing educational activity was developed by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association to provide education to all nurses regarding the epidemic of opioid use in the U.S. and to answer the question, 
    What can nurses do?" to address this growing problem.

    Almost 4 million nurses can make a difference!


    This three-module eLearning series discusses key morbidity and mortality statistics related to the use of heroin and prescription opioid medications. The Scope and Standards of Practice for psychiatric-mental health nurses are the foundation for practice decisions.  The advanced practice nurse (APRN) needs evidence-based knowledge and strategies to identify and select pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment options within the APRN scope of practice for patients with opioid use disorders. Considerations for treating special populations with opioid use disorder, including pregnant women and persons with comorbid HIV/AIDS and/or HCV, are also discussed in this course.

    In Module I you will learn about the epidemiology surrounding the use of heroin and opioid use in the United States. The Scope and Standards of Practice for the psychiatric-mental health nurse will be the foundation for assessing the patient at risk for opioid use disorders. Some of the risk factors associated with opioid use disorders will be presented. Various treatment options will be discussed, along with strategies nurses can employ to help patients select the appropriate individualized treatment plan combining psychosocial and medication assisted interventions.

    In Module II you will learn about strategies for identifying and selecting pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment options within the APRN scope of practice for patients with opioid use disorders. The attributes of three current medications, methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, will be discussed. 

    In Module III you will learn about special considerations that need to be considered when providing care to different population groups regarding intervention options.   

    Presenters:  Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP; Matthew Tierney, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FANP-BC, FAAN
    Contributing Faculty:  Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN; Susan Caverly, PhD, APRN, RN-BC, PLLC; Mary Kastner, PMHNP-BC

    Disclosures: The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:  3 hours

    Target Audience:  APRN

    Learning Outcomes:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify key morbidity and mortality statistics related to heroin and prescription opioid use in recent years.
    2. Identify psychotherapeutic treatment options for patients with opioid use disorders.
    3. Identify pharmacological treatment options for patients with opioid use disorders and select the best treatment options based on patient needs.
    4. Describe at least one way to increase access to treatment for opioid use disorders in the settings or communities where you work as a psychiatric nurse.
    5. Identify unique considerations when choosing treatment options for specific population groups.

    Keywords: Opioid Use Disorder, Opioids, Heroin

    Price: Free


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    3.5 contact hours (of which 2.0 are in pharmacology). * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-tests before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-tests and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed the post-tests and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed. Partial credit will not be awarded. 

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

    Release Date: August 28, 2019
    The contact hours for this session expire: September 30, 2022

  • 3001-18 Keynote Presentation: Hard Lessons: A Father, a Son, and a Serious Mental Illness

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenter: Pete Earley, BS 1.0 contact hours

    3001-18:  Keynote Presentation: Hard Lessons: A Father, a Son, and a Serious Mental Illness

    Living with an adult son with a mental illness can be challenging.  Mr. Early discusses the challenges and solutions that he and his son faced. He highlights the barriers in both the criminal justice and healthcare that impede recovery. Mr. Early spent time in a jail in Florida and discusses the changes that occurred as a result of his reporting. 


    Presenter:
      Pete Earley, BS

    Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      48 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN


    Learning Outcome:
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    • Identify the causes of inappropriate incarceration of individuals with serious mental illness and the important role that nurses can play in helping individuals with serious mental illness recovery.

    Keywords:  Mental Illness, Incarceration, Nursing Role


    Continuing Nursing Education:
    1.0 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


    Originally Presented
    APNA 32nd Annual Conference
    Columbus, Ohio
    Friday, October 26, 2018
    9:00am - 10:00pm

    The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

  • 4023-17: I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I KNOW I Can; Developing Resiliency in Nursing Students

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Presenters: Ann M. Harms, EdD, RN; Jacqueline R. Miller, MSN, RN 0.5 contact hours

    4023-17:  I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I KNOW I Can; Developing Resiliency in Nursing Students

    Academic and clinical demands abound in this fast-paced, plugged in, expectation-laden culture. Nurse educators can teach students how to reframe stress and cultivate resiliency.  This presentation describes and demonstrates portions of an educational seminar developed to increase resiliency skills to assist student nurses throughout their academic and professional careers.

    Presenters: Ann M. Harms, EdD, RN; Jacqueline R. Miller, MSN, RN

    Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


    Session Length:
      34 minutes

    Target Audience:  RN, APRN

    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

    1. Identify the stresses involved in nursing students' lives.
    2. Discuss the use of resiliency education in helping student nurses lower their stress levels.
    3. Experience one aspect of resiliency training.

    Keywords: Resilience, Stress, Self-Care

    Continuing Nursing Education
    0.5 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed. 

    The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

    Originally Presented
    APNA 31st Annual Conference
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    11:15am - 12:00pm


    The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021