1010-17: Employing Multiple Mechanisms with Downstream Effects: Contemporary Psychopharmacologic Approaches

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1010-17: Employing Multiple Mechanisms with Downstream Effects: Contemporary Psychopharmacologic Approaches

This session will enable the learner to improve their knowledge and skills related to the use of psychopharmacologic medications.

Presenter: Christian J. Teter, PharmD, BCPP

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 13 minutes

Target Audience: RN, APRN 


Session Objectives:

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

  1. Explain the initial and downstream mechanisms of action of psychopharmacologic medications.
  2. Distinguish between pre- and post-synaptic CNS effects of psychopharmacologic medications.
  3. Demonstrate the medication management of patients with various psychiatric and substance use disorder symptoms based upon initial and downstream effects of psychopharmacologic medications.

Keywords: Pharmacology, Practice, APRN Practice


Continuing Nursing Education

1.25 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, earn a passing score on the post test and complete an evaluation 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 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Saturday, June 10, 2017
1:45pm – 3:15pm

The contact hours for this session expire: June 30, 2019

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