203-19: The Art of Deprescribing: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding Who is the Right Patient, When is the Right Time, and How to Taper Medication?

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203-19:  The Art of Deprescribing: An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding Who is the Right Patient, When is the Right Time, and How to Taper Medication?

Get the current evidence-based practices for weaning patients off medications safely and effectively. Understand how these processes and considerations fit into the wellness approach you take in providing care.

Presenter:  Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Disclosures:  The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with Neurocrine Biosciences (advisory panel member & honorarium). Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Session Length:
  1 hour 22 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  1. Apply an evidence-based approach to identify patients who are candidates for deprescribing.
  2. Describe best practices for deprescribing psychotropic medication.

Keywords:  Deprescribing, Tapering, Psychopharmacology


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
1:45pm - 3:15pm


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

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