105-18: What’s Old Could Be New Again: Recognizing the Benefits and Neuroprotective Effects of Lithium

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105-18:  What’s Old Could Be New Again: Recognizing the Benefits and Neuroprotective Effects of Lithium

Using a case study approach, this presentation gives an overview of DSM 5 changes, indications and benefits of lithium for the treatment of Bipolar disorder. The learner will explore differences in phenotype related to efficacy of this old medication option. 

  Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, 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 20 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Describe cellular mechanisms of the actions of lithium.
  2. Explore potential mechanisms of effectiveness and loss of effect in the use of lithium.

Keywords:  APRN Practice, Psychopharmacology

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.25 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
4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

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