2051-17: Mini Concurrent Sessions: Psychopharmacology

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2051-17:  The Deadly Trio:  Heroin Fentanyl and Carfentanil......; A Protocol for Sweet Relief:  Using Psychotropic Medications in Supportive Cancer Care

This mini concurrent session includes two 20-minute presentations (described below) plus Q&A.

The Deadly Trio:  Heroin Fentanyl and Carfentanil......
This presentation will inform psychiatric providers about the current opioid epidemic in the U.S. and broaden their awareness of the associated health care implications.   Presenter:  Deborah Salani DNP, PMHNP-BC, NE-BC

A Protocol for Sweet Relief:  Using Psychotropic Medications in Supportive Cancer Care
Psychotropic medications are commonly used to treat the mental and physical health needs of cancer survivors. Review of an treatment protocol for promoting the effective use of selected drugs to promote quality of life in cancer patients will be provided.   Presenter:  Leigh A. Minchew DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:  48 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  1. Discuss the current opioid epidemic occurring in the United States including the usage of heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil.
  2. Identify the three types of medications used in the treatment of opioid addiction and list and discuss the three specific actions the U.S. Surgeon General has recommended to Turn the Tide on the opioid crisis.
  3. Summarize common mental and physical health needs of cancer survivors.
  4. Justify incorporation of psychotropic drugs for supportive cancer care.

Keywords:  Opioid Use, Substance Abuse, Illegal Drugs, Pharmacology, Adjuvant Treatment, Oncology, Supportive Care

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 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, October 19, 2017
4:00pm - 4:45pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  January 1, 2021

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