2031-18: From Immediate Release to Long Acting, Drug Delivery Systems: What Do They Mean & Why Do They Matter?

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2031-18: From Immediate Release to Long Acting, Drug Delivery Systems: What Do They Mean & Why Do They Matter?

This presentation educates nurses about the unique and novel drug delivery systems which may impact the symptom relief and treatment outcomes for their patients. Nurses need to be aware of these ever changing medication options to educate (and prescribe) for their patients to best improve their quality of life.


Presenter:
  Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP, FAANP

Disclosures:  The speaker has indicated a significant financial interest or other affiliation with American Psychiatric Association, J Psychosocial Nursing & MH Services.  Off-label uses may be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


Session Length:
  37 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


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

  • Differentiate between three unique drug delivery systems. 

Keywords:  Psychopharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, ADME


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.5 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 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:15pm - 1:00pm

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

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