201-19: Managing Pharmacologic Treatment for Older Adults: Benzodiazepines and Antipsychotics

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201-19:  Managing Pharmacologic Treatment for Older Adults:  Benzodiazepines and Antipsychotics

Focus on deprescribing benzodiazepines and antipsychotics when managing anxiety and agitation in older adults, explore alternative pharmacological options, and understand how to use these medications appropriately and safely when necessary.

   Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Disclosures:  The presenter 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:
  1 hour 31 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Formulate treatment plans to address appropriate deprescribing practices of benzodiazepines and antipsychotics when used with older adults.
  2. Describe appropriate and safe prescribing practices of benzodiazepines and antipsychotics when used with older adults.

Keywords:  Psychopharmacology, Older Adults, APRN Practice, Pharmacology

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.5 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 17th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Louisville, KY
Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00am - 9:30am

The contact hours for this session expire:  June 30, 2021

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