2021-18: Breaking Down Barriers: Increasing Access to Psychiatric Medications

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2021-18: Breaking Down Barriers: Increasing Access to Psychiatric Medications

This presentation will provide strategies to facilitate patient access to appropriate psychiatric medications. Issues such as repercussions of lack of access to psychiatric medications will be examined. Cost effective strategies to aid clinicians with prescribing psychiatric medications and national medication resources for costly psychiatric medications will be discussed.

  Judy A. Rice, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-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:
  44 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

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

  • Identify three cost-effective strategies to increase access to psychiatric medications. 

Keywords:  Prescribing, Rx Assistance, Access

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 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 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
Thursday, October 25, 2018
11:15am - 12:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2022

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