2057-19: TMS for OCD: New Hope for Suffering

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2057-19: TMS for OCD: New Hope for Suffering

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a new treatment for patients with treatment resistant OCD. Pre-treatment provocation of symptoms and monitoring of anxiety levels is part of the treatment and presents challenges for clinicians. This treatment modality will be explained, cases reviewed, and the role for the TMS nurse clearly defined.

  Cecelia Rush, BSN, RN; Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  41 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

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

  • Explain the mechanism of action of TMS for OCD, the provocation protocols, and the roles nurses play in this new treatment modality for those suffering from treatment-resistant OCD symptoms.

Keywords:  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, YBOCS score

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.5 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 nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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