1014-16: T-3 + T-4: Do You Know Your Patient's Score? The Role of Thyroid Hormones in the Management of Depression

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Recorded On: 06/12/2016

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1014-16: T-3 + T-4: Do You Know Your Patient’s Score? The Role of Thyroid Hormones in the Management of Depression

Participants will acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assess, diagnose, and pharmacologically manage co-morbid hypothyroidism in patients with both unipolar and bipolar disorders.

Presenter: Mary D. Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN

Disclosures: The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Speaker's Bureau for Alkermes Pharmaceutical.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Session Length:  90 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

1. Review the physiology of thyroid hormone formation and relationship to the HYPAC and exacerbation of depressive symptoms.  2. Differentiate physical and psychiatric assessment findings specific to thyroid function.
3. Interpret laboratory tests associated with evaluation of the thyroid gland and implications for treatment.
4. Discuss formulations, dosing strategies, and drug interactions related to augmentation, supplementation, and replacement of thyroid hormones.

Keywords: Thyroid, Hormones, Psychopharmacology, Bipolar Disorder, Depression

Continuing Nursing Education 1.5 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 content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology.  Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

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 14th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor
Sunday, June 12, 2016 12:15pm – 1:45pm

Release Date:  July 29, 2016
The contact hours for this session expire: September 1, 2019


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