1031-18: Mind and Body: Psychotropic Effects on Physiologic Health

4.85 (39 votes)

1031-18: Mind and Body: Psychotropic Effects on Physiologic Health

Patients presenting in psychiatric settings frequently have co-morbid physiological conditions. Psychotropics themselves may cause or complicate current co-morbidities. This presentation reviews major psychotropic classes, mechanisms of action and potential physiologic adverse effects. Or if the patient has current physiologic conditions, the potential for a psychotropic to make it worse.

  Alan Tony Amberg, APN, PMHNP-BC

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:
  1 Hour 57 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Describe two major mechanisms of action of antipsychotics and antidepressants. 

Keywords:  Pharmacology, Medical Psychiatry, Prescribing

Continuing Nursing Education:
2.0 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 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Components visible upon registration.